Google introduced today its Account Activity feature for all its users.
By opting in to the service, Google will send you a link to a password-protected report with insights into your use of Google services.
In a blog post today, Google product manager Andreas Tuerk, says:
“Knowing more about your own account activity also can help you take steps to protect your Google Account. For example, if you notice sign-ins from countries where you haven’t been or devices you’ve never owned, you can change your password immediately and sign up for the extra level of security provided by 2-step verification.”
Remember, all Google services you are using are centralized under one account now, so YouTube, Gmail, Docs, Search, Google+ etc all fall under one account. Google Account Activity will actually be useful for monitoring your activity across these services.
What freaks/amazes me is that Google stored my web searches since 2006!
According to Google Account Activity, my total Google searches since April 2006 is 25639.