'Google is spying on millions of its users and keeping detailed records of web browsing stretching back nearly ten years, The Mail on Sunday has found.
The investigation uncovered how the company harvests personal information for commercial gain on a vast scale.
Using what campaigners describe as ‘sinister surveillance’ techniques, it even stores the internet histories of people who believe they are protecting their privacy by using its supposedly ‘incognito’ mode.
Our reporter discovered that the web giant logged every journey he has made in the past four years, registering what time he went to work, whether he walked, ran, cycled or used public transport, and which restaurants and bars he visited.
It even kept a record of a hospital visit and a funeral that he attended.
He found that his internet history over the past 12 months stored by Google was the equivalent of 569,555 pages of A4 paper.
If printed and stacked, it would measure more than 189ft, which is taller than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Even over the past fortnight Google has collected 23,731 pages that would reach 7ft 9in if stacked.
Last month Facebook came under fire following revelations that up to 87 million users may have had their data harvested by political marketing firm Cambridge Analytica without their consent.
But the way Google systematically monitors its users is even more disturbing.'
Read more: Worried Facebook has far too much data about you? Google has enough to make a 7ft 9in pile of paper every TWO WEEKS (which they then sell to the highest bidder!)
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