Here's what Google already has on you:
Google tracks your location history and keeps a log of everywhere you've been where you've accessed their services. Extra creepy if you have an Android device that is always with you.
Google uses data you put in when you made your account, like: work, education, hometown, gender and birthday. And many Google services require phone number, address and more.
Google uses click tracking to determine what is interesting to you. They track every click they can and use that to build a profile on you to determine your preferences and interests.
Google offers a free analytics tool for webmasters that allows them to see their website traffic. Problem is...it shares that information with Google for 74% of all webpages.
Google knows everything you've ever searched for. Car shopping, vacation planning, medical research? They know what you're looking for...many times before even you do. And they don't forget.
Google introduced a free email service (Gmail) that is used by 44% of Americans. Problem is they are reading your emails. And this includes emails you send to other Gmail users (even if you don't use their service.
A documentary trailer released on YouTube Friday aims to expose how Facebook and Google not only exploit nearly every facet of their users’ lives for profit, but how they manipulate them, too.
Google pretends to be the ultimate free public library, when it is actually the ultimate surveillance machine.
Facebook, Google and Microsoft push users away from privacy-friendly options on their services in an "unethical" way, according to a report by the Norwegian Consumer Council.
As blowback against Facebook and its business model enters its third week, with netizens railing against the amount and type of personal data the social network has on them, calls for new privacy laws have started growing.
The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look.
To make any real progress in advancing data privacy this year, we have to start doing something about Google and Facebook.
LESS THAN A month before tough new European privacy rules take effect, there are growing concerns from regulators, publishers, and privacy watchdogs about the ways that two internet giants—Google and Facebook—plan to implement the regulations.
The contemporary internet was built on a bargain: Show us who you really are and the digital world will be free to search or share.