How to Disable YouTube Watch History & YouTube Search History

YouTube Watch History, YouTube Search History, Disable

As a default setting, tracks both your Viewing History and Search History. Here are the privacy settings to disable the collection of this information.

1. Login to your Account.
2. Go to
3. Select the Videos you want to Remove from your YouTube Watch History then click [Remove] or click [Clear all watch history]. Click [Pause watch history] to disable the collection of this information by and secure your Internet privacy.
4. Go to
5. Select the Videos you want to Remove from your YouTube Search History, then click [Remove] or click [Clear all search history]. Click [Pause watch history] to disable the collection of this information by and secure your Internet privacy.

Reference – Viewing History

CISPA – HR 3523 – Stop Cyber Spying Week – April 16, 2012

Stop CISPA, HR 3523, Privacy Bills

This is “Stop Cyber Spying Week” and many civil liberties groups and advocates are raising the awareness of CISPA. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU are against it, Microsoft and Facebook are for it. Here’s the info on CISPA, the current privacy bill in Congress that is scheduled for vote on April 23, 2012.

H.R. 3523 – CISPA Cybersecurity Bill in Congress

Organizations Against CISPA – HR 3523 

  • The Constitution Project
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Fight for the Future
  • Free Press, Reporters Without Borders
  • Sunlight Foundation, and TechFreedom.

Companies Supporting CISPA – HR 3523

  • AT&T
  • Boeing
  • BSA
  • Business Roundtable
  • CSC
  • CTIA – The Wireless Association
  • Cyber, Space & Intelligence Association
  • Edison Electric
  • EMC
  • Exelon
  • Facebook
  • The Financial Services Roundtable
  • IBM
  • Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance
  • Information Technology Industry Council
  • Intel
  • Internet Security Alliance
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • National Cable & Telecommunications Association
  • NDIA
  • Oracle
  • Symantec
  • TechAmerica
  • US Chamber of Commerce
  • US Telecom – The Broadband Association
  • Verizon

Other Cybersecurity Bills in Congress





How to Remove Your Google Web Search History

Google automatically turns on Web History for anyone with a Google Account. This means that if your Web History is on, Google stores on their servers anything you search for in Google, what appeared in the search and any website pages you visit. This can be incredibly invasive, but fortunately you can remove your web history and “pause” Web History storing by following the 3 easy steps below.

  1. Go to and log in to your account.
  2. On the top center, click “Remove all Web History.”
  3. Press “OK.” This will also pause your web history.

FTC Privacy Report – Download

FTC Privacy Report - Do Not Track


The FTC’s Privacy Report,  “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change Recommendations For Business and Policy Makers” was released in March of 2012. Here are some highlights:

  • 5,00 Consumers – Doesn’t apply to “companies that collect and do not transfer only non-sensitive data from fewer than 5,000 consumers per year.
  • Do Not Track – DNT gives users the choice about whether to be tracked by third parties as they move across the web.
  • Mobile Services – Improved privacy protections and disclosures.
  • Heightened Privacy Concerns – Comprehensive Track Consumers’ Online Activities – The Social Plug-in such as the Facebook Like Button were mentioned.
  • Right to Correct Inaccurate Data – Just like Credit Reports, American citizens should be able to learn and see what information is held by them.
  • Data Brokers – These are the companies like Choice Point (acquired in 2008 by Reed Elsevier), LexisNexis and US Search that are used by the People Finder and Background Check Websites. These companies need to make their operations more transparent by creating a centralized website to identify themselves, and to disclose how they collect and use consumer data.
It is now up to Congress to pass new Privacy Legislation.

Obama Administration Calls for A Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights for the Digital Age

Whitehouse Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

The Obama Administration unveiled a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” as part of a comprehensive blueprint to improve consumers’ privacy protections and ensure that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth. The blueprint will guide efforts to give users more control over how their personal information is used on the Internet and to help businesses maintain consumer trust and grow in the rapidly changing digital environment. At the request of the White House, the Commerce Department will begin convening companies, privacy advocates and other stakeholders to develop and implement enforceable privacy policies based on the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.


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