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Google is the latest tech company to drop the longstanding wall between anonymous online ad tracking and user’s names.

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Source: https://www.propublica.org/article/google-has-quietly-dropped-ban-on-personally-identifiable-web-tracking

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You can opt out:

To opt-out of Google’s identified tracking, visit the Activity controls on Google’s My Account page, and uncheck the box next to “Include Chrome browsing history and activity from websites and apps that use Google services." You can also delete past activity from your account.

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Steps to find the checkbox here: http://imgur.com/gallery/VErac

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Use this link on desktop while you're signed into your account.

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If you're wondering what you can do in addition to opting out, I recommend the following steps:

Check out https://privacytools.io/ to see which tips work for you.

Use the add-ons uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger to block trackers. Use HTTPS Everywhere to force a secure connection when one is available. If you have an Android phone or tablet, you can use Firefox for Android as a browser, which is compatible with the add-ons I mentioned.

And if you want, you can subscribe to the following subreddits:

1300+ Reddit comments:

https://reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/58n6yr/google_has_quietly_dropped_ban_on_personally/

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