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Google Might Know Your Purchase History

Published by Cale Byers on

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If you've used a Gmail address to sign up with other merchants, like eBay, Walgreens, Apple, and others, your purchase history is likely being collected by Google. In your account settings, view what they know about your purchasing behavior:

myaccount.google.com/purchases

This is accomplished by scanning your Gmail inbox for emailed receipts and other invoices that contain product information. If you object to this sort of surveillance, consider using another email provider, like ProtonMail. For more information about de-Googling your life, visit No More Google, or also check out De-google-ify Internet.