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Google Has Been Tracking All Your Purchases. Here's How to Find Them

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20.05.2019

If you have a Gmail account, Google has been keeping track of all your purchases, or at least all the ones that generated an email receipt. You can find them all grouped in one place on a "Purchases" page for your account. Here's a link: myaccount.google.com/purchases.

CNBC first reported on the tracking, which, like so many things concerning personal information, seems highly useful and somewhat creepy at the same time. Google told CNBC--and has posted on the Purchases page--that only users can see their own purchase information. It also says that Google won't sell the information or use it to choose which ads you see.

Google hasn't said why it's keeping track of users' purchase information, but there are some pretty obvious reasons for the company to create algorithms that recognize which emails contain purchase information. Ask the Google Assistant (or a Google Home device) "Hey Google, where's my package?" and it will look in your email to try and find the answer. That helps........

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