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Google’s file on me was big, but not as creepy as Facebook’s

Having data about people is not necessarily a bad thing. For many internet companies, especially Google, collecting and organizing the world’s data is part of their job. (Minh Uong/The New York Times)

Tech Tips: I downloaded a copy of all the information Google has on me. My Google data archive was much larger than my Facebook file — about 12 times larger — but it was also packed with fewer unpleasant surprises. Here’s how to review your Google file, and delete items.

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