Google’s New Privacy Policy Effective March 1, Delete Your Web History Now

February 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm by: seeta Category: Consumer Rights, Copyleft/Free Culture

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Google’s new privacy policy will consolidate all your data at — unless you erase it first. And Feb. 29 is your last day to do it. Follow the instructions from the Electronic Frontier Foundation on how to delete your web history at Google:

  1. Sign into your Google account.
  2. Go to
  3. Click “remove all Web History.”
  4. Click “ok.”

Note that removing your Web History also pauses it. Web History will remain off until you enable it again.

If you have several Google accounts, you will need to do this for each of them.

See also: White House unveils plan to protect online privacy

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Can I just say that I despise Google on principle & that I followed all the directions here twice before I got everything history erased from Google Chrome? I use CCleaner before I shut down my computer and noticed just recently that Google was still 'ON' despite this. I have deleted Google Chrome from my browser list and will never use them again for anything.

I am not real tech savvy so I appreciate this diary very much. I'm Aquagranny911

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@Aquagranny911 No prob! It's a shame Google has gone down this path. Safari or Firefox is much better that Chrome. Chrome simply isn't trustworthy.