Login to: https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity and then tell me what you think.
Yes, your knee-jerk reaction may be “I have nothing to hide…”. But this is not a question of being able to hide things, but more a question about whether or not privacy should be an inherit expectation.
Clearly, after you look at that page the answer will be NO. At least Google does not think so. At the rate we’re progressing do not be surprised if Google can predict your actions. After all, it should not be too difficult to deduct that you may be considering killing your spouse if your activity says:
- Search: Rat poison
- Location: Walgreens (pharmacy)
- Status: Taking time off
Of course, you could also be researching the subject of a rat infestation, you are at walgreens because your kid has a cold and you are picking up cough syrup and your status was that of taking time off from WORK.
It will be fun to explain that to the authorities… just as fun as it is when you have to explain identity theft, right?
P.S. I paused ALL activity (Menu –> Activity Controls –> Pause EVERYTHING). Does this mean Google really can’t see what I’m doing? Let us hope.