ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Big Brother (Google) Is Watching You!

Updated on October 26, 2009

Google Logo

Google knows if you're naughty or nice!

Most likely, you are familiar with the things Google provides, such as email, images, maps, and much more. Do you ever feel like someone is watching when you're online? Well, guess what? You're gut feeling is correct! Are you aware of just how much Google knows about you?

Google knows the following things about you, perhaps a lot more!

What you Search for: They are aware of every search you perform.

Web Pages: Many web pages use Google AdSense for their online advertising, and cookies record the web sites you visit. Not once, but every time!

Blogs: Google knows the blogs that you visit and subscribe to, even if you don't use Google Reader.

Financial Information: Every seller that uses AdSense share financial information, addresses, and other personal information about you with Google.

Website or Blog Information: If you have a website or blog, Google knows about your sites, the business income, and trends about your product.

Email: Every time you send from or receive an email in your Gmail box, Google knows the information.

Computer Files: Google knows everything you store on your computer, if you use Google Desktop.

Bills and More: Documents, spreadsheets, blogging, and paying bills are all exposed to Google.

Personal Calendar: Using a Google Calendar publishes your business and personal schedules to the eyes of Google.

Social Networking and Chat Rooms: Websites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and more all have access to the information you expose on line. This includes addresses, name, and interests.

Illness: Google can predict what illnesses, surgeries, or medical problems you may have by tracking relative searches that you did.

Where You Are: Google Maps can approximate your geological location.

What You Watch: Since Google owns YouTube, they know what times of videos you watch, including pornographic videos!

Online Viewing: Everyone that uses the Google Chrome browser, allows Google to see the web pages your are visiting.

Your Problems: If you ask a question or provide an answer on Google Answers, your personal life will be revealed to Google.

Medical Issues: Everyone that uses Google Health shares their medical history with Google.

Home Address: If you use Google maps, checkout, or AdSense, most likely Google knows your home address.

Cell Phone: When you sign up for Gmail, or any other software Google offers, you reveal your cell phone number.

Sound of Your Voice: If you use Google Talk, the sound of your voice is shared with Google.

Pictures: When you use the photo editor Picasa, you reveal your photographs and personal life moments to Google.

Online Work: Your data is encrypted by Google Secure Access, and everything you do online for school or work is recorded.

Shopping: If you buy or have purchased online, every catalog and product you searched online is known to Google.

Business Information: If you advertise a business by using Google keywords, they have information about your business.

What's Important To You: If you set up Google Alerts, they are aware of all the online things that are important to you.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • sandwichmom profile image


      8 years ago from Arkansas

      OK - All I can say is WOW- I knew this stuff- but never saw it put together in one location- so it then becomes clear that BIG BROTHER is watching- Maybe sometimes we should spend a week- researching the old fashiioned way- and change our patterns


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)