Each click on the Internet leaves traces and reveals a lot about us. Exchanging data against services – this principle has no company as optimized as Google.
It evaluates browser profiles, search queries, sites of Android smart phones and Gmail messages.
Money is earned with advertisements that are tailored to the interests of the user.
A lucrative business: Alone in the third quarter of 2014, Google’s revenue was 16.5 billion US dollars. But Google is not just collecting data for making money, but also to the continuous improvement of their services.
But what is being recorded – and what does that say about the individual?
The website “medium.com” has provided six links, which show what data Google gathers.
- Google Search History
This log lists all search queries. You can browse the detailed requests of today, or just one day or by categories such as “Images”, “Maps” and filter “News”.
- Google Activity
Do you remember on which hardware you have used Google in the past years? No? No problem – this list reveals all. One or the other may find it creepy, but it also has advantages. If you fear that someone had access to your account in the past, it will appear here.
- Google Preferences
Google analyzes every step of you in the network and creates a basic profile that contains information about the sex, age and what you are interested in. These in turn is based on the web pages you have visited. So if you wonder about strange advertisements – here you can see how Google see’s you.
- Google Location History
If you are using an Android device, it permanently send your location to Google, unless you have turned this feature off. On this page you can track your entire location history on a monthly basis and export if necessary.
- Google Permissions
All extensions, devices and web services who have access to your data are listed on Google Permissions. If needed, you can revoke the access.
- Google Takeout
Easy way to migrate Windows Xp to Windows 8.1
It is no rocket science to make the jump from your old and outdated Windows XP to the latest version of Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 is, despite what others say, very stable and easy to use windows operating system. You have the choice to use it in desktop mode or with the new metro surface for touch devices. There are even well working free third party tools out there (Classic Start Menu) to get back your so beloved start menu on windows 8. It works fine.
But getting back to the topic of how to easily migrate from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.
Just follow the link below and you will be directed to a useful free tool from Microsoft.
Should you still have problems to migrate successful to the latest Windows 8.1, our team will be happy to assist you. Just contact us and set up an appointment.
TOT contribution to undersea cable approved
The TOT board recently approved the state agency’s plan to join in a project to build an Asian submarine cable link to cater to the fast growth of bandwidth demand in Thailand.
TOT will contribute US$40 million (Bt1.2 billion) to the project, which will boost its capacity to provide international Internet bandwidth. Construction of the network, which has a lifespan of 20-25 years, will be completed within two years. Business development e-service goes nationwide.
OpenDNS Singapore data center is now online and serving production OpenDNS traffic. The Singapore server marks OpenDNS 12th data center globally and the first of a number planned for Asia.
Information and Communications Technology Minister Chuti Krairiksh has told TOT and CAT Telecom to put on hold major network investment plans pending a complete mapping of locations for the network roll-out as part of the national broadband policy.
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Here a link to the Thailand Technology Blog by Jesada Chandraprasert.
Where Thais and technology clash…. and other computer, IT, i-Phone etc. information.
Starting today, Google Chrome and Firefox 3.6 users can drag and drop attachments into Gmail messages without hassling through the slow, kind of annoying manual file upload.
Drag-and-drop support allows you to simply attach a file into Gmail composition window by dragging the file from an open window into it. There’s not much to it beyond that, but it’s an incredibly handy feature to have.
The never ending stroy about speed of your ISP…. not only in Thailand… 🙂