How To Download or Delete Your Google Search History

surphninja

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"Google can provide you (and only you) with a personal record if your searches if you know where to look."

Perhaps it will only authorize your account to look at it, but that doesn't mean a hacker or even an employer won't ever see it. Plenty of employers already require you to hand over your facebook password as a term of employment. They could just as eaily require you to hand over your search history.
 

fixxxer113

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Plenty of employers already require you to hand over your facebook password as a term of employment.
Where are those employers, North Korea? If the job is not in intelligence or something similar, that requirement is clearly illegal and can never be a term of employment...
 

surphninja

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Google it. This is nothing new. A few states have passed laws against it, but not nearly enough.

Plenty of employers are still demand your facebook password. Plenty others require that you add a company representative as a friend so that they may monitor your feed for any disparaging remarks about the employer.
 

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Google it. This is nothing new. A few states have passed laws against it, but not nearly enough.

Plenty of employers are still demand your facebook password. Plenty others require that you add a company representative as a friend so that they may monitor your feed for any disparaging remarks about the employer.
Realize that asking for things like this is already illegal under numerous other laws, those states you mention only made it specifically illegal because of businesses trying to weasel out of their responsibilities under the law.
 

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Please expand on this. Which laws? If so, why is this practice still so prevalent, why has no court ruled that it's illegal, and why would companies open themselves to such a legal liability?

I agree that it is horribly distasteful and should be illegal, though besides the states that have passed laws specifically banning the practice, I have not seen any indication or evidence that it might otherwise be illegal.
 

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