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#52619 - 10/08/19 04:28 AM google
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
OS 10.12.6

I am in the process of deleting my google account. Is there a way of knowing when deletion is complete?

Google says deletion is taking place and could take a few minutes or up to a couple of days.

Do I lose anything regarding browsing?

jay bass

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#52620 - 10/08/19 04:59 AM Re: google [Re: jaybass]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
I Have deleted my Google acc. and have received an email to that effect.

jaybass

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#52628 - 10/08/19 08:17 AM Re: google [Re: jaybass]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: jaybass
OS 10.12.6

I am in the process of deleting my google account.

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Do I lose anything regarding browsing?

To my knowledge, the only thing you lose is your doorway to targeted ads.

While I've maintained my Google account just in case, I NEVER log in to it, but I don't doubt for a second that they're maintaining a dossier on my ISP address's activity. (Facebook too.)
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#52633 - 10/08/19 10:23 AM Re: google [Re: artie505]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: artie505
To my knowledge, the only thing you lose is your doorway to targeted ads.

Don't forget the opportunity to use your Google ID and password to log onto other sites so Google can track your online activities more closely and thoroughly. mad

While Google is unquestionably the most ubiquitous gatherer of online activity information and statistics, they have been straight forward in admitting they are selling your data since their policy was changed around the beginning of the twenty-first century. Facebook, on the other hand, is perhaps the more egregious because they have permitted third parties to mine their user's data with no oversight or control of who collected what or how it was used. I deleted my Facebook account but I still have a Google ID because a group I am associated with is hosted there, but I never send email using that account I log into that account only once or twice a year, and my default search engine is DuckDuckGo.
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#52637 - 10/08/19 10:58 PM Re: google [Re: joemikeb]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: joemikeb
Originally Posted By: artie505
To my knowledge, the only thing you lose is your doorway to targeted ads.

Don't forget the opportunity to use your Google ID and password to log onto other sites so Google can track your online activities more closely and thoroughly. mad

I didn't forget it; I just plain never put those Google and Facebook logins into context. blush
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