How to Stop Google From Tracking Your Data And Activity

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Google is one of the most popular websites of this planet. If you want to search anything, like Movies, Games, News, fashion, study, social networking, and much more you head over to Sergey Brin, and Larry Page Google's.  Do you know that Google knows a lot of things about you? They know what all you are looking for, your interests, age, and everything which you are looking online. 
In my opinion, we must aware of Google activity on android and Web Browsers that tracks your Web & App Activity, Location History, Device Information, Voice & Audio Activity, YouTube Search History, and YouTube Watch History.
HAVE you ever checked your phone and had the feeling that you’re being spied? It’s not a coincidence. It is a reality. Has an advertisement for a Shoes or place ever popped up on your screen that you were just talking about?
Yes I'm sure you will face this situation regularly
Your every move is being watched. Monitored. Analyzed by  the great Google
Google Monitor's your daily Life web and app activities. Google 24 hours tracking you and your activities how you search, what you search what you like/dislikes where are you going what kind of images videos you watch, ads that you click, apps that you are using, and much more. Despite this Google also tracks your IP and MAC address to check where you are going What kind of hardware and OS you are using, Google also uses advance cookies in Browsers to trace you.
Google also collects your personal information like Name, addresses, MobileNo, Debit Card and Credit card Details, other Bank credentials, Government id, photos .videos Contacts, documents. spreadsheets etc

Now a question arises to your mind Why Google do this?
the answer is quite simple
Google’s Basic purpose in tracking and storing so much Data and information is to deliver more Accurate or relevant results and products to you, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, growing privacy concerns have Inspired many users to carefully monitor their information, including data shared online. 
Now you might get nervous and stressed after knowing this information. But Don't Worry I am here for you 
As I am aspirant of Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security I will tell you how to shut down google's evil activities. Just follow these simple steps and do it to protect your privacy and data.

I). Disable Web & App Activity and Tracking:

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     For android

  •  Go to your smartphone settings scroll down to Google Settings
  •  Tap on Google Account to review all your Google account and settings
  •  Select Manage your Google Account
  •  Then select Data and Personalization option
  •  Scroll down to Activity controls
  •  Finally, disable  Web & App Activity and Location history


   



For Web browsers (In a smartphone or Pc)
  • Go to myaccount.google.com
  • Sign in with google account
  • Select  manage your google account
  • Then choose Data and Personalization option
  • Scroll down to Activity controls 
  • Finally, disable  Web & App Activity and Location history



In Google Maps for iOS devices
  • Tap on your Google Account (in the left-hand navigation bar)
  • Select Manage your Google Account and then Personal info and privacy
  • Scroll down to My Activity, which will open your settings in a web browser
  • In the left-hand navigation bar, click Activity Controls, where you’ll see Web & App Activity
  • Toggle Web & App Activity off
  • Scroll down and select Location History off as well

II). Restrict Ad personalization:

For Android
  •  Go to your smartphone settings scroll down to Google Settings
  •  Tap on Google Account to review all your Google account and settings
  •  Then select Data and Personalization option
  •  Scroll down to Activity controls
  •  Finally, disable  Ad personalization



For Windows  
  • Go to your google account
  • Select manage your google account
  • Then choose Data and Personalization option
  • Scroll down to Activity controls 
  • Finally, disable Ad personalization


For iPhone and ios user

  1. Go to your Google Account.
  2. On the left navigation panel, click Data & personalization.
  3. Then Select Ad personalization panel, click Go to ad settings.
  4. Click the switch next to Ad Personalization is ON.
  5. Turn it off

III). Don’t use Google Products!:

In my opinion, You must be laughing in your mind and saying, “Are you kidding?”Yes, you will but avoiding Google products is the best way to secure your data and privacy. Avoid using Google products like Google Search, Google Chrome, Maps, Youtube, Drive, Photos, Gmail and much more To protect yourself From Evil Google in this Methods I will tell you the best alternatives for google products available in this world.


First of all, I start with Browsers and Search Engines
then Video platforms, Cloud storage and finishing with Email services

  • Use alternatives browser like Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Makes Duckduckgo, yahoo, Bing, Ask as your default search engine
  • Try to use here maps, bing maps, apple maps, Waze maps and much more as an alternative of google maps

Watch This Video If You don't have an Apple Device & You Want to Run the most flagship Maps in this world in your Device i.e Apple Map


  • Instead of youtube try these some popular competitors of youtube dailyMotion, Vimeo, Metacafe, IGTV, DTube, PeerTube, Twitch
  • Use Cloud Storage services like Dropbox, one drive, cloud, Sync, mega and say bye to google drive and photos
  • You can use proton mail, outlook, yahoo mail, apple mail, reddif, AOL as an alternative of Gmail(if you want more information about this check out my blog on Top-9-Gmail-alternatives-email-services)

IV). DO PRIVACY CHECKUP periodically


The best thing to protect your privacy would simply be to clear your Google Search history completely. You can do that from the My Activity page of your account. Google gives you privacy checkup Features for controlling your privacy
you have to decide how much information and access you're comfortable giving to Google. Do you care if all your searches are tracked as long as you get relevant results? Are you okay with giving Google access to your personal information if you receive more targeted access to what you’re looking for?
Decide what level of access you're comfortable with, and update your Google settings accordingly. In my opinion, the best Settings are:
  • First of all, I am suggesting you disable web & apps activity or Location tracking then turn off ad personalization feature, turn off, After this
  • Disable Voice and Audio Recording(That are used by google assistant, Google Maps, etc) Then Move to photos option and
  • Shut Group Similar Feature off
  • Then turn on the Remove Geolocation in items Shared by link
  • And finally, Disable Shared Endorsements Feature of google(The profile name and profile photo of your account may appear with that activity.)



V). Be anonymous:


In my previous article which is based on how to stop facebook spying on us, I tell you about the best VPN and privacy browsers available in the world which protects our privacy and data from Facebook, that method is also applied here. So check out my previous article to stop Facebook spying on us and apply "Be anonymous" solution to restrict google spyware's

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Now, there is also another way to be anonymous,
That is
Choose to use “private browsing” feature

When you use private browsing features ( available in Firefox, Safari, and IE, Microsoft Edge Opera), your browser won’t store any browser history, temporary Internet files, cookie information, and other data. This feature will be very useful when you’re on a public terminal.

Bonus Knowledge:
 


The Great Google is immortal In Terms of Database No other company and Services on this planet will provide you information and Database that google offers


I am personally Suggesting you try Duckduckgo as default search engine

Because all the searching Data and various activity of users are highly encrypted on this Platform

Final Verdict:

In my opinion, Tracking people's activity without their agreement and without proper controls in place is creepy and wrong But if you do the above steps, you are enjoying the Google services in a much secure way and not sharing your Privacy, search, apps and location data. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below if you have any thoughts and opinions regarding this Blog please share and inform me.

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