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Google Knows Your Deepest, Darkest . . . Itineraries

Google Search, the seemingly all-knowing assemblage of random bits of information, is getting to know you (yes, you) a whole lot better. In fact, over the next few days, Google will be able to show when your flight will take off, where that Amazon shipment of Lego Minecraft is, and where your other half made dinner reservations.

No, you won't be able to search for other people's personal information (eg. "What are Nicole Nguyen's plans for tomorrow?") — only your own. In the search bar, type queries such as, "Is my flight on time?" or "My photos from Thailand" and personal results for flights, reservations, purchases, plans, and photos will appear.

How does Google know all your plans? Information from Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google+ accounts is pulled to create the personalized search results. If it's too creepy head to search settings and select "Do not use private results."

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The located-based Google Now feature on the iOS and Android Google Search mobile apps already had private results baked in. But the Googs is now rolling out personalized search to all users on desktop, tablet, and smartphones accessing the search bar on Google.com.

Try asking, "Where am I meeting XX person on Sunday?" or "What time do I have to leave for dinner?" and let us know if Google gets it right!

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