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Google: To protect women, collect less data about everyone

Source: Geoffrey Fowler, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Following the Supreme Court decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, anything Google knows about you could be acquired by police in states where abortion is now illegal.

There is something Google could do about this: stop collecting — and start deleting — data that could be used to prosecute abortions. Yet so far, Google and other Big Tech companies have committed to few product changes that might endanger their ability to profit off our personal lives.  

Here’s an action plan: 1) Delete search queries and web-browsing history. As an individual user, you can change how long it retains this sort of data under Google’s “My Activity” settings, including telling Google to delete it immediately.

 

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