The internet has made our lives a lot more connected than they used to be. Unfortunately, that connectivity comes at a price, and pretty much anything you do online can be tracked, stored, or shared.
In fact, one of the handiest ways that you can make use of your online connection is also one of the most dangerous. Anything that you search on Google can be stored and accessed by cybercriminals if they managed to get access to your Google account or your local machine. Luckily, Google has given you a way to protect those results by adding a password.
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Google has become one of the most helpful ways for people to find out things online. Not only can you search for products, but you can also find the answers to a lot of questions through the search engine.
The unfortunate side effect of searching for everything, though, is that Google gathers that information and stores it to make searching easier in the future. While that’s handy, it also means your info is all pooled into one spot and easily accessible by bad actors. There are ways to delete your searches, but by default, Google gathers a ton of information about the things you look up.
It isn’t all woe and dark news, though, as Google has given you a way to protect that information. You can add a password to your Google search history.
To add a password, you’re going to need to open your Activity settings by heading to…