2 Mar


Google just rolled out a streamlined privacy policy that consolidates your personal information for use across various Google-owned services. Despite some criticism and accusations of an Orwellian Big Brother scenario, the updated policy’s goal, says Google, is “to create one beautifully simple and intuitive experience.”

(MORE: The Basics Behind Google’s New Privacy Policies)

There’s no denying that the new policy doesn’t make it any easier to stay off the digital grid, so here are some things you can do to minimize what Google knows about you.

1. Disable automatic log-in. If you’re perpetually logged into your Google account, you might have enabled a password-storing feature in your browser, or at some point selected the Google Accounts option to stay signed in. On the Accounts Preferences page, you can disable this feature. If you still seem to be automatically signed in each time you surf the web…

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