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Google wants to show you how much it knows about you

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Let's be clear - Google has always been up front about how much it knows about you.

We wrote this piece back in April, exploring everything you could find in Google's data banks about your uses of its services, from map routes to YouTube searches. There's lots. Lots and lots.

But Google is apparently aware that all of this stuff it knows about you is pretty hard to find. So they've gone and built a new hub to make it easier for you to become paranoid. Which is nice. Kind of.

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The new My Activity section allows anyone with a Google account to see and search... well, everything they've ever done with Google's services. Stuff you've looked at with Chrome, YouTube, search - it's all there. 

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It's largely stuff you've always been able to find in the backrooms of Google - but now you can access it more easily. Head over there and have a poke about. Go on.

Thanks, Google. At least it's reminded us of that drunken search of "Dog chasing fat child" at 3am last Friday, we needed cheering up.

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