So, as a responsible online consumer and user, I took the time to audit my permissions, attached apps, and what not…. making sure I hadn’t allowed any nefarious or unnecessary apps, extensions, programs, obsolete app specific passwords, mobile devices, etc to have continued access to my google account…. and to do this you have to go to whatever incarnation of Google’s Account Management that is currently existing. Well, it’s been updated lately, and it’s pretty “complete”. By complete, I mean a white knuckle experience of overwhelming self awareness. I encourage all of you to add “2-Step Verification“, as it should add a comforting layer of security. You could also be like me and use a flip phone as a companion to a smart phone.
So… the account manager: https://myaccount.google.com/
The Coup de Grace: https://www.google.com/
Don’t be scared. It knows everything. The important part is ** they let you know they know **, and they allow you data down to the granular level of how often I shop (1%) vs other usage (web, maps, images), or your location history:
That also might spook you. That stuff can be used in court! Water and air caused baffling errors for me, so it’s imperfect. Here’s a walk of my property (below). I did this in the morn after a storm. I did not walk through walls.
BUT ALSO THIS… so you aren’t as sad. Privacy only matters when it isn’t serving your own self interests. lol. Here’s a treat if your phone is under the couch cushions, or stolen: you can remote brick, wipe, or ring your phone:
I am so curious not just about data…. but what it says about companies that give you access to *your own data*. The ones that don’t aren’t in my naughty list.