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Today, we're pleased to announce the launch of Web History, a new feature for Google Account users that makes it easy to view and search across the pages you've visited. If you remember seeing something online, you'll be able to find it faster and from any computer with Web History. Web History lets you look back in time, revisit the sites you've browsed, and search over the full text of pages you've seen. It's your slice of the web, at your fingertips.
Check out Google's blog post [googleblog.blogspot.com] about it.
Example... you've searching for Pontiac cars, your son needs to research the Pontiac Indians. Could his results be skewed by what you searched for on the same computer?
(sorry to have to use examples, but I just couldn't come up with a good widget example without alot more coffee this morning)
You can also manage your web activity and remove items from your web history at any time.
If I remove items from my web history, does that mean they are only removed from my view?
Or are they also removed from the view of whomever might buy my web history later?
another reason to stay logged out of your gmail account at all times...
i think you mean another reason not to use gmail... last thing I read was that google has graciously decided to only associate your web searches with your account for 2 years...
thanks oh mighty google
Combine all that and you get a very powerful advertising capability.
Privacy concerns are just starting to build up for Google.