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Stop your gmail address being seachable from Google+ tip.
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January 13, 2014
12:58 PM
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EDIT by Ashraf: Read dotTech’s guide on this:


There’s a discussion on Slashdot today —

about how signing up for a gmail account automatically gives you a Google+ account as well, whether you want one or not, and your gmail address is searchable from Google+, with resulting privacy implications.


Here’s a tip from message #45940557 on how to disable name searches from Google+.

1.Click on your icon (top right on my browser) to go to Account settings.
2. Click on Google + Settings
3. Under Profile (more than half way down), uncheck “Help others discover my profile in search results.”
4. Cross-fingers, because who knows what other options will be added


The point is that this setting is hidden under Google+ settings rather than gmail settings, when it’s gmail that’s affected.




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