Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > Dockside Chat
Reload this Page >

Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect

Notices

Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect

Old 02-29-2012, 04:54 PM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
240 LTS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Upper Chesapeake Bay
Posts: 21,654
Default Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect

A "How to..."

Alright computer guru's what do you think about this?

It says it goes into effect tonight, March 1.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/0...y-takes-effect

True- False?
Good- Bad?
Yea- Nay?


.
240 LTS is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 05:01 PM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: FL
Posts: 18,939
Default

I saw this on the news tonight. Thanks for posting the link.
First Light is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 05:02 PM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: West Carolina
Posts: 21,939
Default

What if you use Google to search but don't have a Google account?
Shag is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 05:05 PM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Posts: 21,853
Default

If you never sign in to Google have they collected info specific to me ? and can I even sign into Google?
Cracker is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 05:07 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Quaint Little Drinking Village with a Huge Fishing Problem
Posts: 1,259
Default

If you search without logging in then there's no history, right?
Ghetto Lobster is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 05:10 PM
  #6  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 98
Default

Originally Posted by Ghetto Lobster View Post
If you search without logging in then there's no history, right?

I think they know what you had for breakfast.
jbgator is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 05:13 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Quaint Little Drinking Village with a Huge Fishing Problem
Posts: 1,259
Default

Originally Posted by jbgator View Post
I think they know what you had for breakfast.
My girlfriend?
Ghetto Lobster is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 05:16 PM
  #8  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: West Carolina
Posts: 21,939
Default

Originally Posted by Ghetto Lobster View Post
My girlfriend?

You too?
Shag is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 05:17 PM
  #9  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Posts: 21,853
Default

Originally Posted by Ghetto Lobster View Post
My girlfriend?
She told me I was the only one...
Cracker is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 05:22 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ft Lauderdale Fl
Posts: 5,995
Default

They save everything. If you dont have any Google account then it cant be traced directly. If you sign in to Google or Google mail or Picassa, any of that stuff it can be traced in a round about way. after 18 months it is anonymized. Is that a word? google it
bumster is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 05:24 PM
  #11  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: cape fear
Posts: 5,494
Default

Done... thanks
Libra is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 05:31 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Coast of America
Posts: 7,268
Default

Done! Thanks for the heads up.
osudaddy is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 05:52 PM
  #13  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: West Carolina
Posts: 21,939
Default

Originally Posted by bumster View Post
They save everything. If you dont have any Google account then it cant be traced directly. If you sign in to Google or Google mail or Picassa, any of that stuff it can be traced in a round about way. after 18 months it is anonymized. Is that a word? google it
Thanks!
Shag is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 05:55 PM
  #14  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Fish'nFool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Anywhere but here...
Posts: 24,859
Default

I don't have a Google account but I use Google to search, so I am good right? I hope so, all other search providors e.g. Bing suck a big one.
Fish'nFool is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 06:14 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ft Lauderdale Fl
Posts: 5,995
Default

Its scary what you guys dont know about computers. If you are not signed into an account they still know. Every computer has an IP address which is unique. Try this Google "My ip address" it will show you the address and even show you a map which gets real close. Thats just a very quick BS search.
bumster is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 06:15 PM
  #16  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 98
Default

Originally Posted by Ghetto Lobster View Post
My girlfriend?

Mmmmmmm, girlfriend. Tasty, but it's like Chinese food.
jbgator is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 07:24 PM
  #17  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Dulcecita Lures's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Tempe, AZ
Posts: 16,763
Default

Already disabled. But thanks! I wouldn't want to get busted for all that kitty porn I search for.
Attached Images  
Dulcecita Lures is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 07:54 PM
  #18  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Not in Texas
Posts: 10,213
Default

Originally Posted by bumster View Post


Its scary what you guys dont know about computers.


If you are not signed into an account they still know. Every computer has an IP address which is unique.

x2.

It goes beyond just the ip address -- every computer's applications and configuration make an electronic fingerprint. You can be tracked by that profile even if you move your computer to a different ip address. "They" will know.
Eyeball is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 08:06 PM
  #19  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,701
Default

It's funny how the world used to look at Microsoft as the Great Satan. Google has become the Great Satan that we have all feared. They have more info on you that the IRS, NSA and all Govt agencies combined.

Scary shit going on here.....
ESSRTEE8 is offline  
Old 02-29-2012, 09:24 PM
  #20  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Weeki Wachee (home of the mermaids), FL
Posts: 11,691
Default

But Yahoo rats on Chinese dissidents. I'll stick with Google...
seabob4 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread