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Is Google Reading My Emails? Are My Google Searches Private If I Dont Log In To My Google Account? We Show You How To Keep Email And Searches Private

So you want to know if Google is reading your emails on Gmail. The short answer if easy, YES. They have been dong so for quite some time, but claim that all your emails are only scanned for word groups so they can target adds at you when your email trips the read of one of Googles advertising partners. Now that we know they are reading our emails the other question is whether they send our once thought of as private information to those same advertisers. That one can only be answered by those that its in their best interest not to talk about it. Just assume that all your Gmail is being used and gone through by multiple search bots for multiple reasons, and its all done in the shadows of Google headquarters.

Apparently Google feels that since you are using their email system, that all of your emails belong to them (NSA?) and not you. The fourth amendment to the constitution guarantee our security and privacy of our papers and correspondence. So how they reconcile the use and spying into our emails as ethical is beyond the mindset of any reasonable person.

Now how can you keep your email safe and secure from prying eyes. Now that is a hard one to answer, but answer it I will. First assume from now on that all email companies are evil and are spying on you, because they are. Now lets fix it.

1. Go to a domain registry company like and register your own domain name. Example

2.  Once this is done you can set up a mail server with the regisrar company, or host your domain name with any host and setup your email from the control panel. There are tons of youtube videos on how to do this.

3. Setup your new emai on your computer, notebook, iPad or Phone. Each registrar or web host company has detailed instructions on how to do this, and is the same process for setting up Google or Yahoo email on these devices.

Now that you have completed these steps there is no longer anyone snooping on your email. You control every aspect of your email and can take the domain with you or forward it to any email you wish. You also have the ability to change your email name anytime you wish to whatever you want all ending with

Now for searches and Google. Can they log your searches if you are not logged in to your google or gmail account. Yes. Each computer, device, phone and internet connection has a unique number or address. They log your address and the complete search and then save that to their database, FOREVER. They have the capacity, and if you think about it thats all they do. They don’t eat, they don’t sleep, and they will never ever stop, even after you are dead. They are an information company that stores everything and cross references your searches to all your devices logged in or not.

If that isnt scaring you by now what will? All your searches being used against you in a court of law? Well we hope that doesn’t happen to us but who can predict the future these days. Now for any easy easy fix, and one that will even get you better search results.

Instead of going direct through Google or Bing, simply use this site Duck Duck Go uses the best search results combining Google, Bing and Wikipedia for some really relevant listings. All completely private. Nothing targeted. Nothing recorded EVER. They wont even submit to a government request for your searches because they don’t have them. After you search, the record of it is deleted permanently. Awesome.

If you are like me you will be stunned at how much better results you recive. No more Google spam of adds, and real organic results like searching for cat and getting feline information instead of heavy machinery maker caterpillar  and central Arkansas Transit. No kidding Google search is that bad and spammy.

Author: Carter Hargrave

Carter Hargrave Carter Hargrave is a Martial Arts Grandmaster and the founder of American Combat Kempo. He is the President of the World Kempo Association and the World Jeet Kune Do Federation. Carter Hargrave is aSecond Generation Bruce Lee School Instructor. Find us on Google+

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