It will also allow the company to customize advertising to account holders.
"There are people who are concerned," said Jon Lebkowski, President of Austin's Electronic Frontier Foundation , an organization supporting your rights to freely share and communicate information over the Internet.
In fact, Attorneys General with 36 states, including Texas, sent a letter to Google's chief executive officer stating the concerns about privacy violations and the potential for identity theft.
There are currently no federal laws on the books regarding Internet privacy.
"You really have no expectation of privacy on the Internet," Lebkowski said.
Despite the concerns floating around, EFF Austin says the changes aren't that bad.
"I'm not too worried about them knowing stuff about me. I know they'll use it in a responsible way. I'm not too worried about that," said University of Texas student Abdur Rahmaan.
The best way to avoid Google tracking personal information is just don't log on to YouTube or a Gmail account when online.
To learn what personal information Google has already collected on you, go to http://www.google.com/dashboard. After signing in, users will see the data Google has collected, including the number of Google alerts the user has set, information shared through Google+ profiles, connected devices, Google Calendar information, number of and most-used Google contacts, number of sent and deleted emails and YouTube profile information.
To prevent Google from gathering your private information while you're logged on, you can:
Just use a different search engine like yahoo.
Delete or edit Google search history, by going to google.com/history and log in.
To remove all search history: After logging in, select "Remove all Web History" and confirm by clicking "OK." This will also pause web history, preventing Google from storing further.
To remove some (but not all) items in Google search history, select items to delete from search history by clicking the check box to the left of each item. Once selections are made, click "Remove."
To suspend further search history collection, click the button near the top center of the page labeled "Pause," which toggles web history from on to off.
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