January 25, 2012

Prevent Google From Storing Your Search History

Google announced yesterday that they’ll link user databases from across all of their properties next month. That means the data they’ve collected from you for their numerous services will be aggregated. If you’re uncomfortable with the detailed picture of your online activities that could paint, and you have a Google id, you can disable retention of your search history and delete what data Google has.

Go here (you'll have to sign in with your Google id) to “pause” your Google search history. From that point forward, none of your Google search terms will be retained. You may also remove what Google has already retained of your search history, or all of what Google has of your web activities, from that page.