Have you ever wondered whether Google is a computer security threat? After all, they do collect an incredible amount of data about you. Instead of telling you whether or not Google is a computer security threat, let’s review all the ways they monitor you on the Web so you can decide for yourself whether or not they’re a threat.
Are Web Searches a Computer Security Threat?
If you have a Google account, you probably know that Google monitors all web searches you make through Google. It’s obvious because Google lets you review your search history.
Less obvious is the fact that Google records web searches you make even when you aren’t logged in. That’s how Google’s auto-complete works—it uses Google’s enormous database of previous searches to guess what you’re trying to search for.