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Brian Burns / January 07,2020

How to Protect Your Privacy on Google

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Did you know in 2018 alone, over 2.69 billion records were exposed or stolen around the globe? That’s 7.85 million every day, 327 thousand every hour, 5.46 thousand every minute, 91 every second. There are many tweaks you can make to your privacy settings on Google that can help protect your privacy. Let’s examine how we can begin to keep ourselves safe on Google. 
To access the privacy settings for your Google account, navigate to myaccount.google.com. From the My Account dashboard, you can edit your personal information, decide what personal information is visible to others, resolve security issues, and manage your activity. Let’s examine three key things every Google user should be doing to ensure their privacy is properly protected on Google. 
Step 1: Review Your Sharing Settings
By default, all of your Google Apps and Google Folders are created with privacy settings turned on.  They are set to be shared only with you and you only. You should check and review these settings regularly to make sure that you aren’t sharing information with apps, services, or Google that you don’t want to be.
How Can I Do That? 
Click on People & sharing in the left-hand menu. From here you can manage real-time location sharing. You should check to make sure that you aren’t sharing your location with anyone. You can also choose what information others see about you. Make sure that you are comfortable with the information that is publicly visible and that it doesn’t include unnecessary personally identifiable information.
Step 2: Turn Off Activity

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