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Google Privacy Issues: Web History

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If you are going to do this, you need to do it before March 1st. It has been said that users will not be able to do anything about this after that date.

With reference to Google's policy changes and how everything you do with your Google account will be tied together into their super-cauldron of information, you will probably want to clear your Google Web History out - if you turned that feature on - before month's end. After that, you won't be able to clear it, and everything you search for will be connected with your account.

To check settings and/or clear out your Web History:

1. Go to Google. If you aren't signed in already, do so.
2. In the top right-hand corner you'll find your email address or name, perhaps an icon if you have a Plus account, and a little downward facing arrow. Click on the arrow and a menu will pop up.
3. Click to 'Account Settings'. This will take you to a page called 'Accounts'. (If you have a Plus account, you might go via a Plus sign-in page.)
4. Scroll down to a section called 'Services'. Here you'll find an option called 'View, enable, or disable web history', which has a link next to it. Click on the link.
5. If you never turned web history on, you'll get a page asking if you want to turn this service on. Just click 'No Thanks' and all is good. If you did turn it on, you should have a list of your searches. At the top there is a button that says 'Remove All History'. Click this and follow the instructions which will remove all items from your Web History and pause the feature so nothing else will be added in future.


Also, you can completely remove Web History as a service from your account by clicking THIS LINK, checking the tick-box and confirming you want to remove Web History. To be safe, it is probably best to do the steps above first to remove any history that might have already been collected.


When Harry and Draco go skiing...

dm meepit
I'm leaving for a skiing trip in Italy today and won't be around for a 10 days or so.
I haven't gone skiing since 1997. and I'm so excited! I positively adored it as a kid. I'm not a stellar skier by any means, so I'll be working on that.

Now, since you all probably had your share of Christmassy fics this December, allow me to point you to two adorable ski fics where Harry and Draco go skiing. Both were prompted by me (I like tying all my obsessions together with a nice little bow) and done for Advent countdown by faithwood and asnowyowl respectively (both very very talented ladies). Enjoy:

Slippery Slope  by [info]asnowyowl

and

A Light Surprise by faithwood 


Can't wait for the hd_holidays</lj> reveals when I get back!

I hope year 2009 is a good one for everyone. Happy new year flist!

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Welcome to the 2008 edition of getting to know your friends! Try not to be lame and spoil the fun! If you get tagged, copy this entire survey and paste into your own blog, change all of the answers so that they apply to you. Etc, etc, etc...


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Cheryl made me do this and is entirely responsible for my new wild rickety knowledge of lj-cutting. If for some reason I start posting shoddy art or, heaven forbid, writing fiction as a result of these new powers you know who's to blame.

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dm meepit
Nothing here much - I don't do any writing (trust me, I'm awful in that department) or plan to do much posting (if any, for aforementioned reason) but I do a lot of reading and this site is a home to some insanely good writers (and artists) and one has to keep track of them to keep up with one's addictions.
So there, an intro post to make this page... fuller? Less empty? Somesuch. 

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