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If you’re concerned that Google is starting to know a bit too much about you, you might be interested to find out that Google has released Google Dashboard, a window onto the data that Google stores about your accounts. All you need to do is go […]

If you’re concerned that Google is starting to know a bit too much about you, you might be interested to find out that Google has released Google Dashboard, a window onto the data that Google stores about your accounts. All you need to do is go to www.google.com/dashboard and log into your account. You’ll be presented with a list of all of the Google services that you use, and the data that is stored in them.

Google Dashboard

It’s interesting just browsing through the dashboard to see the Google products that you use. More than 20 products are covered by the Dashboard, although my account lists several products that I use that aren’t yet supported (including Feedburner and Google Analytics).

Do you think the Dashboard provides greater transparency?

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By Simon Mackie
  1. This is a great step to merge all services to single place (Google dashboard).This will save time.
    But the security risk also increases, if some one’s account is hacked than……

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  2. Atleast I find it good..
    I dont remember how many Google services I have signedup and now I have a
    admin space from where I can see and control all my stuff associated with Google.

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  3. MediaCurves.com conducted a study among 295 viewers of a news clip featuring Google’s new Dashboard, which allows users to view information about their previous searches. Results found that that more than one-third of viewers (38%) reported that they will use Google’s search engine less frequently after learning of the feature. Among the viewers who reported that they would use Google less, more than half (52%) reported that they would use Yahoo as their alternative search engine. Furthermore, nearly half of the viewers (48%) stated that they were “not at all comfortable” with search engine companies monitoring and collecting data from their searches.
    More in depth results can be seen at:
    http://www.mediacurves.com/NationalMediaFocus/J7621-GoogleData/Index.cfm
    Thanks,
    Ben

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  4. If you’ve got nothing to hide, why wouldnt you use something like this that will make life easier for you. I even connect my adsense with analytics.

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