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Google privacy policy changes March 1: How to clear your search history, account information

By Hayley Tsukayama
The Washington Post

Google’s new privacy policy is set to go into effect tomorrow, March 1 — making it as good a time as any to do some maintenance on your account.

As we’ve mentioned in the past, Google account holders have a few ways to control what they share with the company. Here’s a refresher course on how to use your Google privacy settings.

The first and easiest way to use Google but keep the company from collecting information on you is to use the company’s services without signing in to your account. YouTube, Search and Maps don’t require users to be logged in to use the services, though even signed-out users will still see ads based on their search terms, etc.

If you, like many people, are constantly signed in to your Gmail account throughout the day, things get a little more complicated.

Users can turn off the setting that allows Google to record their search history. To get to this menu, go to…

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