Just how much does Google know about you?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Google has announced a new product: Google Dashboard.

The search engine giant – who today changed its logo to celebrate the 40th birthday of “Sesame Street” – is attempting to respond to the concerns of some internet users that Google is gathering too much data about individuals through its various cloud services.

The thing is that you may have shared information with a Google service in the past, only to have forgotten about it in the mists of time. Dashboard makes it easy to recall all those Google services you may have signed-up for in the past (for instance, if you chose not to upload all your holiday snaps to Picasa or realised that you didn’t want your friends to be able to see where you were 24 hours a day via Latitude after…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.