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Google Has Been Quietly Recording your Voice and Almost Everything Else About You

Whenever you search for information on Google, the search engine records your location. See my earlier article about that issue at Now it has been revealed that Google also keeps an audio log of the questions you ask its voice search function, OK Google, and now you can listen to those recordings online.

Assuming that no one has hacked into your Google account, you are the only one who can listen to the recordings. Also, you can delete the recordings should you wish to.

How to find and delete your recordings

  1. Log into
  2. Click on “Voice & Audio Activity” inthe menu to the lest
  3. Scroll through your list to see all the silly things there is audio proof of you asking about
  4. Click on one of the squares to select a recording to delete

Of course, if you don’t want Google to record your voice searches, simply stop using the voice function.

While you are at, you might want to check out the other items in the left-side menu to see how much Google is tracking you. Items available are:

Web & App Activity
Voice & Audio Activity
Device Information
Location History
YouTube Watch History
YouTube Search History

My thanks to Steven Perkins for telling me about this issue.

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