Answers To All Of Your Searches: Now, You Can Download Your Entire Google History

As humans, it is an ineffable part of our nature to search.  Searching for meaning, searching for love, searching for a place to call our own...we do love a good quest - sometimes, even if we don't really know what we're searching for.  That fascination has only escalated with the advent of search engines, which require only mere, vague, and often strange commands to set us out onto our next journey.  And now, all that you've searched for can be found again...

Search from your perch...
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According to NBC News, Google now allows users to download and export their entire search history.  The good, the bad, the ugly, the really ugly, the "no, I really can't have dated that a second time, let alone googled it for more info"...all of it.

The internet remembers all of your bad ideas, even if you try not to.
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You've always been allowed to view this laundry list of licentiousness, sure, but now - as noticed by the unofficial Google Operating System blog - you can, uh, treasure it (?) forever.  All you need to do is go to "Google Web History", click the Gear icon, and select "Download."  If you have Account History enabled, you'll then be provided with the wacky wealth of wisdom that you've been watching all this time on the internet.

SHUT UP, THAT TIME WAS WELL-SPENT.
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"You can download all of your saved search history to see a list of the terms you've searched for. This gives you access to your data when and where you want," the Google oracle explains. "When you download your past searches, a copy of your history will be saved securely to the Takeout folder in Google Drive. You can download the files to your computer if you want a copy on your computer."

Google will inform you when this cache of crazy is ready for your consumption. A unique and stern warning will precede your download, however:


Remember, you don't want to let anyone else know how often you Google
"underage dragon spanking porn."
Use security.
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Once you admit you are duly aware of these hazards your history may face, the quarterly, chronologically-ordered JSON files can then be downloaded as zip files. Google will send you a confirmation email, and it won't even mock your taste in Bee Gees videos.  Yay!  You're now the keeper of your own archive.  We hope it's awesome.


Thanks to this article, "underage dragon spanking porn" is now a part of our history.  Great.
At least this image was included in the results.
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