Last updated: December 26, 2022
Every day we give a lot of information to Google without realizing it. Who we are, what we love ... Google may not be the center of the world, but it is the center of the internet. The web giant stores all kinds of information on each Internet user who crosses his path. It thus takes advantage of it by using this data to better target its advertising, but also to transmit it to intelligence services.
In this article, you will find out what google knows about you.
Google knows where you go and the places you go
How can I get to such and such a place as quickly as possible? What place is best suited for my vacation?
By relying on your research, Google is able to know your journey or your routes. And for those who use the geolocation service via their smartphone, it's even easier! Google has the ability to locate your phone using Google Sync.
Google knows your interests and the sites you visit
Through your research on the various services and tools of Google, the latter can record the terms you use to extract overall trends.
For those who use for example the Chrome browser or its toolbar, Google knows all the pages you visit including the forms you fill out. A good way to simply build your profile. With regard to DNS server from Google for any website you visit, a request is sent to that server, and that request contains the name of the site you are interested in.
The most fervent defenders of their privacy should also beware of Gmail messaging service. Google robots can scan the content of your emails on Gmail to discover:
- The identity of your contacts,
- your discussion topics and how often you communicate.
- Not to mention what you say publicly on any social network or forum can be indexed by Google.
Please note that it is possible to consult, delete and limit the collection of your personal data by Google. For that, watch this tutorial: how to delete your personal data collected by Google.
What can all this information be used for?
You don't have to be a genius to know that the information collected by the web giant is used above all to sell us targeted advertisements.
If Google learns, for example, that you and your friends love music, then you will regularly have advertisements on this topic.
By knowing what interests you and what you are doing, Google is able to determine which technologies and services are most promising, and can develop and commercialize them. Clear, nothing is ever really free on the internet.