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Are you worried about your online activity using many web applications, social media? It is a constant source of worry.

Whether you’re searching for something in the Chrome browser on your computer or smartphone or using another Google app like Maps or Now, Google is tracking your activity to help customise your experience.

Web and app activity, which includes things like your search history and activity in maps, are turned on by default on both iPhone and Android devices because they are tied to your Google account.

To view this information, go to “My Account” then under the “Personal info & privacy” section select “Activity controls.”

Here you can turn searches and browsing activity on and off. To see the information Google is collecting, click “Manage my activity.” Here you can view your surfing habits, see what device you were on when you visited certain sites, and select activity to delete.

If you want to delete all of your activity, click on the menu symbol, select “delete” then select “advanced” then choose “all time.”

If you have given Google the ok, it will use your smartphone to track your location as well.

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About Mary Jordon

Professional and highly skilled Secretary, providing online help with typing. Assists clients in Australia and also USA and UK with formatting documents and transcription of audio recordings - research focus groups, academic, legal/medical. Skilled in Word Processing, Web applications, Transcriptions, Resumes, Writing letters and reports, formatting Manuals, PowerPoint Presentations, Newsletters, Blog management, Social Media management. Online Monday to Saturday xpressonline@bigpond.com.
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