OK Google! This simple phrase converts Android smartphones into an endless treasure trove of instant searches controlled by simple voice commands. In many ways, the future is already here but do you know that Google actually stores records of every voice search you carry out? The data it collects is used to improve and enhance its search features, and it also improves Google’s understanding of regional dialects, but it may not be reassuring for everyone to know that Google actually maintains voice logs of historical searches.
In fact, you can even go back and listen to all the Google voice searches you have carried out so far. For a lot of people, this may throw up some embarrassing information, and for most, this may even represent a surprising breach of privacy violations.
Where can you find this information online?
In June 2015, Google launched a unified portal for all activities and information related to user’s Google accounts and privacy settings. This portal included several types of information such as search history, location history, YouTube viewing history and much more. This portal also includes a section wherein users can listen to their archived voice searches.
To get hold of this information pertaining to your Google account and search history, follow the steps given below:
In addition to all this information, this portal at history.google.com also provides some other insights into all the online activities you have carried out while signed in to your Google account in the past. The following information can be viewed here:
What Google does with all this data is anyone’s guess though, but their user policies and privacy policies give it the right to collect all this data as it allows them to provide us with better features, services and functionalities.
We would like to hear from you and know what you think. Do you think it is a good idea that Google saves this data, or is it a threat towards individual privacy and data rights? Let us know in the comments section below.
It is kind of intruding in to privacy. Based on user’s acceptance it could have been recorded. As a matter of fact, it is not required for them to record what I am looking on. This is the threat that soon users of Google would be too vulnerable.
I think it is a good idea as it will help them to recognize words more correctly why do you think it isn’t safe
It is very good idea.
I think that it will be very Popular
its a good idea for searching yours desire sites and as a results they understand you & yours need. its time for audio commands not for written commands. Google now or siri or cortanna will help you easily on her tips.so welcome google now .I think saying ok google it may be desirable as user.
idea of storing data is not good .
privacy must be maintained.
Bad Idea. I value my privacy and I do not want anybody spying on me.
It is a wonderful and surprising information for the internet users. There is no limit to which the modern communication technology can go.
i think is very good one
I THINK GOOD ONE IDEA FOR ALL ………..
Google is cheating d customers. It’s d minimum courtesy as a human they should ask its customer weather it can save d voice or not. They take there customers as granted and steals d private data. All American companies are like this. Here on let’s use rediff mail or other mail to end gmail monarchy
It is a breach of trust and confidentiality.
I certainly think its not a good idea. It is definitely intruding into one’s privacy. At some time or other, it can be accessed by unauthorized persons to use it for bad things.
It should be stopped.
I think it good idea
yes this is gud idea
This is not a new thing. when Govt. will like to selectively kill us, all the data collected by google, facebook and whatsapp will be useful.
Its true that Google stores every word you said to Google Now Launcher and its accessible to you(users)only, google doesnt share or post anywhere infact users can delete those stored voice…LOL, by signing in
Storing the information is not acceptable.
Storing a personal identifier is not acceptable.
I think bad idea
I think storing & sharing of personal data is not good for anyone. It is also violence of privacy. But for improvement of any product or feature, it is very useful.
leave safely always or fully protect your system with your data thanks,
i think its very bad for users.no pvcy in this
Very Blaster in virus
Just Like a good
It is A Great Idea !!!!!!
That is good idea….You Should do it as soon as…
its good but it is also a privacy issue .hackers can hack google and blackmail many user.google also can go this.
Comment in Hindi language – Google karna kya chahta hai ? Google ko ye adhikar nahi ki kisi ki Privacy ki Dhajjiya Uda de. Google chahe to baad me kisi ko blackmail kar sakta hai . Isliye ye google ki Blackmailing Krantikari Yojna hai.
Not a good idea.
Google are already stealers… They steal all the data.. Even what you surf, what you watch on youtube.. And they made fall in love blindly.. LOL
it is good ideas indeed….
perhaps that could increases it capabilities to enhance great…
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You can put the name of the source where you have purchased the product from. If it is a store, then put its name. If you have bought it online, then put the name of the website.
I think It is Very Good Idea
very nice but not so intresting
I have lost my email id which I have putted during registration. so can I change it now. if not then tell me whether it will create problems for me in future.
Its Very Good Idea That Voice Control