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Scrubbing your Web history off Google’s servers
Reader Robinlow was disturbed to find that records of his Windows-based Chrome searches were showing up on an entirely separate device — his Android smartphone.
- “I use Chrome on both Windows and Android.
“Recently, while using my Android phone, I discovered that its version of Chrome had a record of all my Internet searches — including those performed on my desktop PC.
“I couldn’t find any option in my Google accounts to delete this history from the servers. However, with the Android phone I was able to see the history and, I believe, delete it.
“What was going on?”