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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Delete Everything Google Knows About You & Lower Your Bills and More!


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

"Our job this day is to become part of the answer
to the world's immense and protracted suffering
rather than continuing our ancient task
of being part of the difficulty."

-- Hugh Prather
(1938-2010) Author, minister, and counselor


How to Delete Everything That Google Knows About You


Are you worried about your privacy?  Does the fact that Google collects information about you give you the creeps.  While many members of the global community are angry about how much information the major online and computer companies collect on you, what if there was a way to combat and stop it.  Even if it was a small part of it?

Well, Yahoo! News has the step by step instructions for “How to Download and Delete What Google Search Knows About You”:

The feature, which was spotted by the unofficial Google Operating System Blog — though VentureBeat points out that the function was made available in January — gives you access to everything from what you searched for to the links you clicked on from those searches. It also shows you the addresses you’ve searched for.

I was even able to see the list of images I clicked on while searching for pictures of cats eating spaghetti. Now imagine what you’ve looked for. Oh, and clearing your browser history won’t delete this data.

But there’s no reason to panic, because in addition to being able to download your search history, you can clear it.

First, here’s how to download your history:

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As 3 Ways to Erase Private Information from the Internet

Most search engine marketers want to know absolutely everything about people who spend time online. The juicier the demographics data, the more targeted we can be with our marketing approaches. To us, revelation is wonderful.

But, just because they want to know everything about everyone else doesn’t mean we want all of our own data out there. And, there are times when letting it all hang out can be a little dangerous. For example, data collection sites can aggregate all sorts of personal information about you or your clients, including:

  • Dates of birth
  • Addresses
  • Cell phone numbers
  • Land line numbers
  • Email addresses

That’s the sort of data people could use to steal your identity..more ways to stop the snooping [WARNING:  May not work to prevent NSA and other government snoops]:



Practical Pointers to Improve Your Life


Make Your Urban Yard The Envy Of All Creatures With These 5 Edible Hedges

Many urban dwellers wish to utilize every inch of their yards to the fullest extent possible. You may wish to grow food, have space for recreation, room for pets or kids to play, and perhaps some plants for privacy. Hedges and living fences help define spaces, mark your property line, or block unsightly views. Using edible hedges can help combine uses, providing tasty treats and enhancing beauty, particularly when space is tight.

Before selecting edible hedges, decide on their function. There are numerous edible options that can serve a variety of purposes.


A beginner's guide to foraging
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You can negotiate lower bills with your utility company and others…Learn about the wonderful Billcutterz site where they do the negotiating for you and split the savings with you.


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