Find out how much Google knows about you

What does Google know about me?We’ve all asked ourselves at some point in time “Just how much DOES Google know about me???”

Now, our benevolent overlord, Google, has decided to share that information with us. Welcome to the Google Dashboard. Just log in with your Google Account (of course you have one!) and it will list off 20 of the 41 services that Google offers and what it knows about you from each one. Some day, the other 21 services will be added to the list. It’s really quite interesting what all it shows. It breaks out your search history, Friend Connect, Orkut (it’s big in Brazil!), Voice, Chat, Product Search, YouTube, Picasa, Desktop, Google Profile,  and more.

Google says, “In an effort to provide you with greater transparency and control over their own data, we’ve built the Google Dashboard. Designed to be simple and useful, the Dashboard summarizes data for each product that you use (when signed in to your account) and provides you direct links to control your personal settings. Today, the Dashboard covers more than 20 products and services, including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Web History, Orkut, YouTube, Picasa, Talk, Reader, Alerts, Latitude and many more. The scale and level of detail of the Dashboard is unprecedented, and we’re delighted to be the first Internet company to offer this — and we hope it will become the standard.”

To cushion the blow of just how much they know about you, Google has prepared this cute and friendly little video to explain about it. Awww, isn’t it cute??? They should have added kittens though.


Latest articles

How to do Destructuring in JavaScript

What is Destructuring? At its core, destructuring is the idea that we are pulling out values individually from a...

Writable Streams, Streams Piping, and Error Handling in Node.js

A Writable Stream A writable stream is a stream of data that is created to write some streaming data....

Here are Six Front-End Development Channels on YouTube

The Coding Train If you love programming then this is the...

Real World Use Cases for JavaScript Proxies

Introduction to Proxy In programming terms, a proxy is an entity that acts on behalf of some other entity....

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here