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Google's new My Activity tool lets you see what they track about you

Google's new My Activity tool lets you see what they track about you
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Have you ever wondered just how much information Google knows about you? If you are a Google user, you might be shocked to find out how much of your Internet activity is being documented. Let's take a look at what Google knows and what they do with that information.

The tech company is now giving its users a peek at what they know. Tools that allow people to check out what Google's ad-tracking service is finding out about them have been rolled out. You can even opt-in or out of their personalized advertisement service.

You'll find this new tool in the My Activity portion of Google's account settings. There, you'll see your search activity across multiple platforms, such as Chrome, YouTube, Android and pretty much everything else you do online. It even gives you the chance to edit or delete the information you find.

If you don't see the My Activity option right away, don't worry. Not everyone has access to it yet. Google is rolling the tool out in phases and is notifying users when it's available through regular privacy and security updates.

For now, here's a bit more about how it works:

To find My Activity, head to Google's home page and log in to your account.

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Once you're logged in, you'll see the My Activity section listed as an option in the preview tiles.

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From there, you'll be asked to confirm your password before any of your information will be shown.

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