Steven Levy: What Google Knows About You

Posted on May 12, 2011

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Everyone knows Google has a lot of information about people but how much information do they have about you personally? Steven Levy, an American technology journalist, is the author of a new book about Google called In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives. In this clip, Levy explains how Google knows a lot more about you than you think.

Levy says Google keeps data about your searches for nine months. Google also tracks the websites you visit. Other sources Google uses to obtain information about you include Gmail and Google Latitude. Take a look:



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