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Google Adds "Activity Reports" Tracking Your Google Use

Google’s just full of changes and new features these days. Today they announced yet another change: Activity Reports. Yep, Google will allow you to Opt In to track what you’re doing on Google.

Yikes.

On their blog, Google introduces the new service.

“Today we’re introducing Account Activity, a new feature in your Google Account. If you sign up, each month we’ll send you a link to a password-protected report with insights into your signed-in use of Google services.”

I’m not sure I want to know, exactly, all that much information about how I use Google, but because I love you guys I naturally opted in for the service and got my report. Here’s a basic snapshot below (you’ll have to forgive me for blurring out the emails at the bottom there).

That emails sent vs. emails received gives you a pretty good portrait of the crazy number of pitches I get on a daily basis, eh?

The report does provide one great benefit though. More from the Google blog.

“Knowing more about your own account activity also can help you take steps to protect your Google Account. For example, if you notice sign-ins from countries where you haven’t been or devices you’ve never owned, you can change your password immediately and sign up for the extra level of security provided by 2-step verification.”

So, what do you think? Do you think you will sign up to get your monthly report? Remember, it’s opt in only, so it won’t be required reading. Check it out!

 

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