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I don't want to PANIC you, BUT . . .

I just had to re-blog this post! If you don't want to share to the Google world all of the private web browsing you do while you are not working, you it might be a good idea to clear your web browser. Read Mimi's post to understand why!!

I don't want to panic you, BUT . . . was written by Mimi Foster

I don't want to panic you, BUT . . .

We search on the internet all day, every day, for information.  Houses, illnesses, people, events, books . . . you name, we search for it.

whisperingBut have you ever searched for something on Google that you wouldn't want the WHOLE WIDE WORLD (or the WWW) to know about?

Well, look out.  If you have a Google account, Google has changed their Privacy Policy today, and everything that you have ever searched for in a Google search will now be publicly available unless you do something about it.

So if you want to clear out your web history and keep Google from keeping public record of where you search, here are some simple steps to help you out:

  • Go to your Web History and enter your password if prompted to do so.
  • If your web history is ON, the list of sites that you have visited that have been recorded by Google will be displayed.
  • Click on the "Remove All Web History" button.
  • They will ask you (because you really don't mean it, right?) if you are ". . . sure you want to clear your entire web history? Your web history will also be paused."  Oh, yes, YOU'RE SURE.
  • You should then see "Your search history is currently empty" and that your "Web History is paused"  STAY AWAY FROM THE RESUME BUTTON.  LEAVE IT PAUSED.
  • You are now done.

Ok, now all of your friends won't find out that you were searching for Painted Ladies, when you were actually looking up Victorian Homes.  WHEW . . . and you're welcome :)

I don't want to panic you, BUT . . . was written by Mimi Foster

 
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Comment balloon 6 commentsTerrie Leighton • March 01 2012 01:38PM

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Thanks for the re-post Terrie.  Anything to keep the bugs away from our system!!

Posted by Dan Hopper, Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale (Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC) over 6 years ago

Funny blog, too bad it's true. If you disable the automatic sign in on your gmail, you can get around it I believe? 

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) over 6 years ago

Thanks for the re-blog! Took just a few simple keystrokes.

Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) over 6 years ago

Thanks so much for the reblog, Terrie.  I think it's really important that people do this.  Every time I see on Facebook what that personal has been looking at on Pinterest, I cringe.  I don't like that 'sharing of information' at all.

Posted by Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS ) over 6 years ago

Hi Dan ~ This info is important for all of us to be aware of! 

Thanks Jon ~ I will have to investigate the auto gmail sign in to see if that prevents my web surfing from being monitored!!

Doug ~ So easy, I was happy about that!!

Hi Mimi ~ Thank you for writing and sharing this information. We do share to much information, don't we. I went over to facebook and blocked all of my Pinterest activities from showing up!!  

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) over 6 years ago

Terrie, Thanks for opening up my eyes and making me aware of this. I was embarrassed when I saw what was had been saved by Google. I had no idea. On my way over to Thank Mimi too.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com) over 6 years ago

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