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Google Makes Search Histories Downloadable

For reasons we can’t quite grasp, Google is inviting users to download their entire cross-platform search histories. “The stated purpose of Google Takeout, a 4-year-old user data program to which this feature belongs, is to give people an easier way to transfer their data from Google to other services,” The Washington Post reports. Also, “by seeing what data Google has on you … you can also begin to understand the decisions it makes about what you do and do not see.”


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