What have you always wondered about the economy? Tell Us
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.

Marketplace is on a mission.

We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.

Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?

Your donation is critical to the future of public service journalism. Support our work today – for as little as $5 – and help us keep making people smarter.