Codebreaker

Check yourself before you wreck yourself: Google Account Activity goes live

Marc Sanchez Apr 2, 2012


There’s been a lot of talk about loss of privacy since Google consolidated almost all its user agreements into one, effectively tracking you across everything the company owns (YouTube, Gmail, Search, etc.). Personally, I was surprised that the Googs hadn’t been tracking me this whole time, but I guess I’m in the minority. Late last week Google announced a new service, which I can only assume, will also track you. It’s called Account Activity, and it’s pretty straight forward. Log in and you can see all the other sites that you’re currently logged into and being tracked on.

Chris Burns of SlashGear tried it out and writes, “New reports will be available for me periodically, with Google keeping these reports static once they’re made available to me.” So maybe you can think of the new service kind of like a bank statement of your web transactions.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.