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A guide to what Google and the Indonesia government knows about you, how to delete the data and how to make sure it knows less about you in the future. It's no secret that Google knows a lot about you. A large part of the search giant's business model is based around advertising – and for this to be successful it needs to know who you are. But with the right know-how it's possible to track down what Google knows about you and control what it uses for advertising purposes. Google doesn't make a huge song and dance about its in-depth knowledge of its users, but at the same time it doesn't keep it a secret either. Here's how to find out what Google knows and take control of your data. Google saves all your searches Probably the least surprising of the lot, but Google has all of your search history stored up. How to delete it: If you'd rather not have a list of ridiculous search queries stored up, then head to Google's history page, click Menu (the three vertical dots) and then hit Advanced -> All Time -> Delete. If you want to stop Google tracking your searches for good, head to the activity controls page and toggle tracking off. Google saves every voice search Google records what you say every time you speak to it Google's voice search-saving habits have been reported on many times. Anyone who use Google's voice search or the voice-activated assistant, Google Now, have their searches stored so that more relevant ads are served and search features are steadily improved -- in the same way you'd expect from regular Google search. And a lot of people don't realise that many of these searches are actually recorded. This means users are able to listen back to exactly what they searched for by listening to what they said and how they said it. How to delete it: If you've used any of Google's opt-in voice features for yourself, then head to Google's Voice & Audio Activity page to review your voice searches and listen back to them. Be warned, this could be interesting, funny or just plain cringe-worthy. To delete this database of embarrassing searches select one or more of the recordings from the check box beside them and then click "delete" at the top of the screen. Google tracks and records your location Use Google's location services? Then your every move is being tracked and mapped As well as recording your searches and your voice, Google has also been keeping tabs on your location. Google's location history, or timeline page, serves up a Google Map and allows you to select specific dates and times and see where you were. Its accuracy depends on whether you were signed into your Google account and carrying a phone or tablet at the time. How to delete it: When you visit the timeline page you can hit the settings cog in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen and select delete all from there. Control advertising data One of the more interesting places to check out what Google really knows about you is to head over to its ad settings page where (if you're signed into your Google account) you'll see a profile Google has built for you based on your search history, YouTube history and interests. So, for example, it might know that you're female, aged 18-24 and interested in banking, consumer electronics, mobile phones, shooter games, rap and hip hop and toys. From this page it's possible to turn ad personalisation on (or off). If you opt out of personalisation then the adverts that follow you around the web – trainers, when you searched for them once – will stop appearing. Google's ad network operates on more than two million websites around the world and limiting its knowledge about you will make everything seem that little less creepy.
Guest posted a topic in ELECTRONIC AND GADGETApple CEO Tim Cook speaks at an event to announce new products at Apple headquarters, Monday, March 21, 2016, in Cupertino, Calif. Apple unveiled a slew of new products and initiatives at today’s “Loop you in” event. Before revealing the new products, CEO Tim Cook took a few moments to talk about the company’s battle with the U.S. government over Washington's request to build a backdoor into encrypted phones. "We built the iPhone for you, our customers, and we know it is a deeply personal device,” he said. “We need to decide, as a nation, how much power the government should have over our data and our privacy." He said there had been an “outpouring” of support from Americans of “all walks of life” for the company’s stand against the government. Cook then handed over the microphone to Lisa Jackson, Apple's VP for environment. She said the company is 93 percent run on renewable energy. Two years ago, Apple has stated its goal was to only use renewable energy at its stores and other facilities. Jackson also unveiled a new Apple robot, but it won’t be one you’ll have in your home. Liam, as it’s called is a robot that specializes in taking apart iPhones allowing any parts of materials to be reused either in other devices or in new ways. After Jackson, the company’s COO Jeff Williams took the stage to talk about CareKit, an open source platform that allows developers to create health care apps. Then came the slate of new consumer products. Price drop, new products iWatch will get new bands and a drop in price to $299. Apple TV is getting revamped with Siri and dictation capabilities. Next came the introduction of a new, smaller iPhone, the 4-inch SE model. The company says that despite its compact size, it’s just as powerful as the iPhone 6S. The company said it developed the smaller phone because a lot of people want a compact device. The price starts at $399 and will be available March 31, with pre-ordering starting on March 24. New iOS The company also announced the release of iOS 9.3, which the company says has many upgrades, the flashiest of which is called Night Shift, which will automatically shift the color of light emitted from the phone into a “warmer” range. This is in response to reports that looking at a device emitting cool colors can affect sleep. Finally the company revealed a new iPad Pro with a 9.7-inch screen. The company thinks the tablet may lure many with older laptops to get an iPad rather than replace the computer. Apple’s App Store head Phil Schiller, who introduced the new iPad said “that there are over 600 million PCs in use that are over five years old.” The new iPad will start at $599 and will ship on March 31.
Raksasa internet Google kalah di pengadilan banding dalam usahanya menghalangi konsumen untuk mendapatkan hak menuntut di Inggris sehubungan dengan tuduhan penyalahgunaan pengaturan privasi. Satu kelompok pengguna menyatakan Google melangkahi pengaturan privasi di mesin penjelajah internet Safari demi memasang cookie pelacak di komputer mereka agar bisa menjadikan mereka sebagai sasaran iklan. Google mengatakan mereka 'kecewa dengan keputusan pengadilan'. Namun salah seorang penggugat ke pengadilan menyebutkan hal ini sebagai 'kemenangan Daud atas Goliat'. Kasus ini berputar di sekitar apa yang disebut Safari workaround, yang dituduh membuat Google dapat menghindari pengaturan privasi standar Safari untuk memasang cookie, yang bekerja mengumpulkan data seperti kebiasaan berinternet, kelas sosial, ras, suku, tanpa sepengetahuan pengguna. Timbulkan pertanyaan serius Safari adalah peramban atau mesin penjelajah internet yang digunakan komputer Apple, iPad, dan perangkat lainnya sementara cookie merupakan file teks kecil yang disimpan di peramban yang dapat merekam informasi mengenai aktivitas online dan membantu sejumlah pekerjaan layanan online. Google sudah mencoba untuk menghalangi tuntutan di pengadilan dengan menyebutkannya bukan merupakan perkara karena konsumen tidak mengalami kerugian finansial. Dalam keputusannya, pengadilan banding mengatakan, "Klaim ini menimbulkan pertanyaan serius sehingga perlu didengarkan dalam pemeriksaan pengadilan. "Mereka khawatir tentang apa yang dituduhkan sebagai pelacakan dan pemeriksaan informasi secara rahasia dan tertutup, sering kali pada hal-hal yang bersifat sangat pribadi... mengenai dan diasosiasikan dengan penggunaan internet para pengadu, serta penggunaan informasi selama sekitar sembilan bulan kemudian. Kasus ini berkaitan dengan kecemasan dan stress yang timbul karena intrusi atas otonomi."