Digital Smarts - Examining and Deleting Your Google Data

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Perhaps you have already looked at the summary of data that Facebook has stored on you, but what about Google? The tool for downloading your data from Google is called Takeout, and has been around since 2008. Go to and select the information you want to download. You can choose everything, or hone in on certain things such as your location history from Google Maps or your viewing history on YouTube. If you want some hints on what to look out for and what to delete in your Google history, take a look at Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.