Google records your voice and stores it with other information

Google records your voice and stores it with other information

We all know that our every click is being tracked. Tracking us is how companies are able to serve us those personalised adverts which seem to follow us around the web. Run a search for “2 bedroom Paris Accommodations” and every advert you will see on numerous sites will amazingly be around those Paris accommodation.

Back in June of 2015 Google created a facility known as “My Account” which is a centralised portal for us to manage our Google identifies and information.  When I explored this service, I was surprised at the volume of information that is being collected – including recording my voice !

If you want to check out just how much data Google collects on you, checks this out…

Access My Account

Log into your My Account (you need to sign in with your Google username)

There is lots of info to play with but focus on the middle section called Personal Info and Privacy.

Click on Activity Controls and scroll down to Activity Controls

All your Google Searches

The first section is where you will find all your searches and browsing activity.  Click on Manage Activity and there you will see all the searches you have done across all your devices where you use Chrome.

Google records your voice and stores it with other information

You can delete anything you would like however you are shown this warning:

Google records your voice and stores it with other information

Tracking your location

Google records your voice and stores it with other information

If you use Google Maps on any device and have opted to keep your search history, then here you can see every location that you have travelled to.

Recording your voice

Google records your voice and stores it with other information

Click on Manage Activity to see if your phone has recorded any voices

Google records your voice and stores it with other information

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