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google watching you 251x300 How Much Does Google Know About You?Every wondered how much Google actually knows about you? With a massive array of websites offering different solutions from searching to credit card processing, document editing to email and calendars, it’s surprising how much information Google has on you.

If you have any account, like: GMail, iGoogle, Analytics, AdWords, Google Docs and you keep your web browser logged in to this account all day, the chances are Google knows even more about you.

A good way to find out how much they do know is to log into your Google account and then go to the Google Dashboard. This page shows each service you’ve used along with the information they have on you, it makes interesting reading.

The dashboard is worth reviewing every now and then to see who knows what about you. For example, there’s a section about other sites that have permission to access your Google account information. I noticed that Digg had access to my contacts, not that I store many contacts in there but if I did who knows what they would do with my email list. I removed access because I couldn’t remember why they wanted it.

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Written by Richard on January 12th, 2011

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