Do you think it’s handy? Or do you think it’s a menace? Well, it’s a fusion of both. While sites like YouTube will automatically load video suggestions based on your chats in GTalk, you might also get suggestions that are irrelevant to you just because of certain chats you’ve done. Now that not many people (including Microsoft) like this security breach even if it’s done by the so called Don of the Web, we will discuss certain ways on how to make yourself opaque to Google.
Google’s DashboardSomething similar to your car’s dashboard this is a mini warehouse of all your Google account information. One of the best ways to make you opaque from Google is by tweaking your Google Account’s Dashboard.
Alternatively, you can view the categories which Google has tied to your web activity and also modify any of them using an opt-out option. Additionally, you can permanently opt-out with the Advertising opt-out Plugin.
Go to browser options/settings and permanently disable cookies.
Minus the +1
Google +1 is the best example to prove the verses “Much Ado About Nothing”. Google +1 has been more trouble than it’s worth. If you too feel the same then de-personalize Google +1 therefore the non-google sites you +1ed will not be visible to others.
Many non Google websites use this to know how many users are viewing their site. Inadvertently, Google too unearths these details and might store it. To avoid this you may add-on certain plug-ins which may restrict Google to know from where you have been.
Google might be the mightiest company of the Web, but am not interested in having dealings with a website that is going to share all your personal information. Especially I don’t want my personal interests to pop up or be loaded while I search for important work stuff. Although we can maintain different accounts for personal and professional needs, still the new policy of Google is kind of breech to our personal security.