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+ - Google begins Massive Roll out of Web History

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untouchableForce
untouchableForce writes "It has been well known for some time that Google could record your search history and associate it with your Google Account. It was used to create service such as Personalized Search. A couple of weeks ago Google released a new tool called Web History and apparently it recently has began enrolling all of its new and existing users into it. I noticed it on my account today despite having previous disabled personalized search in my account. To their credit it was "paused" but I was still quietly enrolled in something I knew nothing about. Here is an overview of Web History can be found at this blog entry. Here is Google's FAQ regarding why it has suddenly appeared along with directions on how to remove it from your account.

Given all of the ways things are being interpreted in this world today I want absolutely no one having access to a complete history of what I searched. I submit this only to bring it to the attention of others who may have missed this. To Google's credit they do give you the ability to delete items from your web history, which will keep them from using it to make recommendations but they likely still have other records of it. The only positive aspect of this that I can see is at least we getting an additional glimpse on just how much information the search giant has on us."

Comment: But not the .NET libraries! (Score 0) 308

by Trumpetgod2k1 (#18947067) Attached to: Microsoft Common Language Runtime To Be Cross-Platform
It looks like Microsoft is only opening up the CLR to the cross-platform world, but so many of the .NET libraries on which applications rely remain closed and windows only. Kinda like if Sun gave us a JVM with no rt.jar chock full of utilities, UI components, and otherwise useful tooling. Don't expect that slick Windows.Forms app you wrote to "just work" when you try it out on Ubuntu.

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