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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Google Launches its New Google Account Activity Tool

Google has launched, "Account Activity," a new tool designed to keep you apprised of certain activity and the Google services that you have used (see the blog posting from Google for more information). Those who sign up will receive a report each month that will provide data pertaining to usage of Google services such as g-mail activity, the country from where the user has logged in, the number of searches conducted on Google, and number of times Youtube videos have been viewed. The Law Librarian Blog in a posting on Friday, March 30, 2012, mentioned that this tool appears to track usage even if the user is not signed in to a Google account (although this may be attributable to the person using "Chrome"). While I'm not sure if I want to sign up for this service (I already have a Google account), it appears that this tool simply allows the user to see what information Google already keeps track of.

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