Think Facebook Is Bad? Google Has TEN Times More Data On You, Including Your Physical Locations

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The recent scandal involving Facebook's data harvesting operations being exploited by a third-party vulture highlighted what many already knew: "surveillance capitalism" has gotten way out of hand. Most of us already knew that WE are the product sold by Facebook, but few could have imagined the extent to which technological privacy violations have fueled parasitic economic entities. The real shocker is that what happened with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica was by the books--that's how Facebook's business model works. This is the society we've created.

Even more shocking than the amount of data that Facebook has on us, which I outlined in an article for the Anti-Media is how much the other Big 5 tech companies have as well. In particular, Google may have 10 times more of our personal data. That's what web developer Dylan Curran claims.

Curran downloaded his Google data file and found it was 5.5gb, almost ten times larger than Facebook's. Mr. Curran says Google is almost constantly tracking our online movements, and perhaps our physical movements as well. The file contained data on every place he visited in the past year, every website he went to, and even contained deleted files from his Google Drive cloud storage account. It also described his hobbies and interests and projected guesses regarding his weight and income.

Shockingly, what Curran found suggests that if you have a smartphone device or tablet operating with you, Google can essentially track your real-world movements, including events you attend, foreign countries and cities you visit, bars you frequent, the amount of time you spend there, and your route home. From this, you can extrapolate the vastness of how much of your life is currently archived by Google.

To find out what data Google stores on your travels, click here.

To find out which events of yours Google has tracked, you need to access your Calendar history, your complete Google data file, and you need to request your Google Takeout file by clicking here.

To access your ad profile, click here.

To check your YouTube history file, click here.

To delete it permanently, you have to manually access the My Activity log here and delete everything.

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the solution is to throw away everything powered by electricity, go to your bedroom, crawl into bed, and put the pillow over your head.

that should fix it.

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Certainly sounds fun, I'll give you that much

Now ponder just how much information Amazon is gathering on people through customers purchase history, Prime and Alexa.. I'm sure Apple knows quite a bit about the users of their products as well, not to mention Microsoft, Samsung smart TVs, ect ect..

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Oh yes, the Big 5--Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft--are all harvesting us like GMO tomatoes.

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welcome to the borg... behold the internet of things, where the CIA can tell you right to your face they will spy on you through your appliances, and then turn around and call you a conspiracy theorist and fake news

https://www.wired.com/2012/03/petraeus-tv-remote/