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Don't want Google to track your Internet habits? There's a website for that.

Posted on 06/15/2015

My Google

Whether through the ads it serves, queries it handles, emails it scans, or sensors it tracks, Google knows a lot about you. Most of that information is given voluntarily with the understanding that better service sometimes requires sacrificing a bit of privacy, but sometimes we all have second thoughts about sharing certain information. Recently, Google introduced My Account External link opens in new window or tab, a unified dashboard that presents the settings of all the Google products you have opted into over the years, to give you more control over your data.

My Accounts walks users through an easy step-by-step overview of their privacy and security settings. My Accounts divides your data into three primary categories: sign-in and security, personal info and privacy, and account settings.

"Privacy and security are two sides of the same coin: if your information isn't secure, it certainly can't be private," writes product manager of Google account controls and settings Guemmy Kim in a blog post External link opens in new window or tab. "My Account gives you quick access to the settings and tools that help you safeguard your data, protect your privacy, and decide what information is used to make Google services work better for you.

Read more about the three primary categories and the settings in the June 1 2015 post by Kyle Wiggers on Digital Trends Web site External link opens in new window or tab.