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    Take control of Google's privacy policy settings




    IN THE WILD

    Take control of Google's privacy policy settings

    By Robert Vamosi

    Like it or not, Google has changed and consolidated its privacy policies.

    Here's a guide to help you limit and control what personal information Google collects.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/in-the-wild/take-control-of-googles-privacy-policy-settings (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.
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    I block Google ads in Firefox, so they can track me all they want. I still don't see any of their ads.

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    I started using DuckDuckGo for my search engine a month ago. Fed up with Google using everything it's given to sell its adverts and resell what should be my private info. I believe DDG doesn't even store searches so the damn feds can't get it either. DDG has a convenient iPhone app too.

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    One Stop Privacy Protection

    A better alternative to Do Not Track Us is Abine's DoNotTrackPlus add-on. Available for all major browsers, this add-on clears then blocks and remembers all major trackiing cookies, and it can add new trackers to its block list as they show up. Very comprehensive, and makes using Google for searches more private, even when not logged in. Also blocks YouTube tracking, which the other privacy add-ons may not do. I use DNTP all the time and have no Google Web History at all. No need to jump through Google's hoops with settings to get this level of privacy. And it's even superior to Private Brawsing or the upcoming Do Not Track browser buttons proposed by the major browser companies.
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