ned Productions Consulting


Technology musings by Niall Douglas
ned Productions Consulting
(an expert advice and services company based in Ireland)


Saturday 28th April 2018 1.33am

And speaking of GDPR and Facebook, don't forget GDPR and Google! They've somehow managed PR far better than Facebook, and so you don't realise they too have created a privacy reconfiguration page for your Google account in which you can disable a worryingly large amount of category-specific data collection which Google performs upon you. I just told Google to no longer collect every search I do and website I visit, every location my Android phone goes to, every phone call and message my Android phone sends, every video I view or search for or hover over, every picture I take, and a long list of quite worrying other categories. The GDPR is long overdue IMHO, though I don't believe them for a second that they are not still harvesting me for every cent they can squeeze out of my data. Hmm, I wonder what other "free" services I use which I can turn off data collection for … ?