Here is everything that search giant Google knows about you
Everyone knows what is Google and how it helps us in every sphere of technology, but have you ever thought what all Google knows about us? According to research, it has been found that a person on average uses 60% of apps that are owned by the search giant. Google owns 175+ apps that are published on its Play Store. So now let’s take a look at all the things that Google knows about you, me, and all its users.
What does Google know about you?
Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows and was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android where it is the default browser built into the OS. The browser is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as the platform for web applications.
When you use Google Chrome you are actually sharing your all browsing history, websites that you visited, social media accounts info, etc to the tech giant.
YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees-Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google’s subsidiaries.
While using YouTube you share what video you watched, shared, uploaded, comments, and your interests to Google.
Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, 360° interactive panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle, and air (in beta), or public transportation. In 2020, Google Maps was used by over 1 billion people every month.
Google Maps tracks your visited places and the ones you have searched for and also your current location.
Google Hangouts is a communication software developed by Google. Originally a feature of Google+, Hangouts became a stand-alone product in 2013, when Google also began integrating features from Google+ Messenger and Google Talk into Hangouts. In 2017, Google began developing Hangouts into a product aimed at enterprise communication. Hangouts are now part of the G Suite line of products and consists of two primary products: Google Meet and Google Chat.
While you use Google Hangouts your all contacts, conversations, and video calls are shared with the company.
Google Photos is a photo-sharing and storage service developed by Google. It was announced in May 2015 and separated from Google+, the company’s former social network. Google Photos gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. The service automatically analyzes photos, identifying various visual features and subjects. Users can search for anything in photos, with the service returning results from three major categories: People, Places, and Things.
All the photos, people, the location where the photo was clicked, and things that were captured by the user are shared with the company.
Google Calendar is a time-management and scheduling calendar service developed by Google. It became available in beta release April 13, 2006, and in general release in July 2009, on the web and as mobile apps for the Android and iOS platforms. Google Calendar allows users to create and edit events. Reminders can be enabled for events, with options available for type and time. Event locations can also be added, and other users can be invited to events.
The users share all the information about its upcoming plans, appointments, events and also birthdays of the contacts while using Google Calendar
Google Search, also referred to as Google Web Search or simply Google is a web search engine developed by Google. It is the most used search engine on the World Wide Web across all platforms, with 92.62% market share as of June 2019, handling more than 5.4 billion searches each day.
Google traces all the queries, information, and other searches that are performed by the User sing Google search engine.
Gmail is a free email service developed by Google. Users can access Gmail on the web and using third-party programs that synchronize email content through POP or IMAP protocols. Gmail started as a limited beta release on April 1, 2004, and ended its testing phase on July 7, 2009. At launch, Gmail had an initial storage capacity offer of one gigabyte per user, a significantly higher amount than competitors offered at the time. Today, the service comes with 15 gigabytes of storage.
Gmail services provide by Google traces all the contacts and emails that are shared viewed and saved by the user.
Google Shopping, formerly Google Product Search, Google Products, and Froogle, is a Google service invented by Craig Nevill-Manning which allows users to search for products on online shopping websites and compare prices between different vendors. Google announced at its Marketing Live event in May 2019 that the new Google Shopping will integrate the existing Google Express marketplace into a revamped shopping experience.
When a user uses Google Shopping the company traces all the products searched and clicked on by the user.
Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords, before July 24, 2018) is an online advertising platform developed by Google, where advertisers pay to display brief advertisements, service offerings, product listings, video content, and generate mobile application installs within the Google ad network to web users.
Using Google ADS users share the ads that are clicked by them and on what topic you found that ad.
Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Launched on April 24, 2012, Google Drive allows users to store files on their servers, synchronize files across devices, and share files. In addition to a website, Google Drive offers apps with offline capabilities for Windows and macOS computers, and Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, which are a part of an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more. Files created and edited through the office suite are saved in Google Drive.
While you use Google Drive you actually share all the files uploaded and viewed on it to Google
Google News is a news aggregator app developed by Google. It presents a continuous flow of articles organized from thousands of publishers and magazines. Google News is available as an app on Android, iOS, and the Web.
When you use Google news you share what kind of news you like and what news websites you visit.
Well, almost everything is shared with Google that you do throughout the day. The post was made for sharing the knowledge of the data that a user shares with Google and Android Rookies does not say to discard or uninstall any of the apps that are owned by Google. The post was made using the Instagram Handle @python.hunt image and Wikipedia.
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