A viral TikTok post that has millions of views reveals all the information that Google knows about its users. It shows how you can take steps to understand all the information Google thinks it knows about you. Ever since then, many people have followed these steps and are shocked to learn about the information Google has on them.
Here is everything you need to know about this viral TikTok video.
How You Can Access Valuable Information
Before we dive into the video, you should also know how to perform these steps to see what Google knows about you. Here are the steps you need to take:
- Perform a Google search of “ad settings Google”
- The first few results will display everything Google has on you
- The information includes interests such as music, celebrities, movies, restaurants, favorite beer brand or football team, and much more
It also reveals what Google thinks is your gender, age, interests, the stores you shop at, the ads of companies you have clocked before, places you have traveled to or are interested in traveling, hobbies, the media you consume, the potential service or products you will buy or have already bought, and much more.
In short, Google is watching everything and it is building a profile on you so it can analyze you better and target ads accordingly.
Is It Accurate?
You have to understand that not all the information Google has about you is accurate. However, it is surprising that Google can work out your gender, age, parental status job industry, and education levels through your data. These are key demographic facts that not everyone knows, but Google can easily work it out using your data.
Many of the pieces of personal information Google has gathered are vague and meaningless. Under this information, most of the stuff is wrong and you can easily track where Google got such ideas of your interests and hobbies.
On the other hand, much of the information is accurate as well. The most important facts about you such as your age, gender, place of employment, and much more are accurate. They sell this data to advertisers so they can target you accurately.
It is not just Google that collects such information on users. Many social media platforms have a variant of such a feature. For example, Facebook also keeps a record of everything you are interested in and businesses that have uploaded your contact information. That is why such privacy concerns are not a new thing as virtually all platforms collect data on their users.
That was your complete guide to the viral TikTok video that shows users how they can access information Google has collected on them. None of us can escape this and many of us are not okay with it. In this world of technology and social media, privacy is a thing of the past. No matter how much we say we like to keep a private life, companies know more than enough about us to grab our attention.