SAFEGUARDING YOUR PRIVACY IN THE GOOGLE UNIVERSE
Are you a user of any of Google’s applications – like Gmail, YouTube, Search, Google Maps, Chrome Browser, etc? Do you use an Android phone? Have you used the oh-so-convenient facility of using the ‘login using your Google account’ facility to login to a non-google website or mobile app?
If yes, then are you aware that almost all that you do is being recorded and processed in the background? That your detailed profile is being built? How else do you think the ‘right’ ads pop up when you are browsing or using an app?
Here is a sample of the kind of personal details that Google can track & record about you – and this can be rather spooky:
Why does Google record this? Who else gets access to this information?
However, the good news is that Google gives you the flexibility to control a LOT of this – what is recorded, what goes to ad networks, what goes to 3rd party sites and apps, etc.
On this Data Privacy Day, we at Arrka have developed a ‘Privacy Guide for Google’ – a detailed document that tells you exactly how you can control and manage your privacy better.
-This is the first of our privacy guide series. Stand by for similar guides for Facebook, Linked In and other Social Media properties. If you would like to be intimated about these, drop us a mail at email@example.com
- We’d also love to get your feedback. Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org