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If youre like almost every single Internet user on the planet, you probably use Google for something. Maybe Gmail, maybe Google search, maybe Google Docs, maybe Google Voice or maybe all of the above.
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Anytime you perform a Google search, for example, its logged. Your computers IP address and cookie (unique identifiers that can essentially pinpoint you and your location) are also included, so your computers entire search history is archived.
When you receive an email through Gmail, or a voicemail on the Google Voice service, its archived on their servers. Even if you delete the messages, theres still a copy on Googles servers. The marginal cost of digital storage is so ridiculously cheap that they have little reason to delete this data.
Then, of course, there are all the government requests for user data. In the first half of 2011, the US government requested information on over 11,000 Google accounts. Google complied with a full 93% of those requests. Your account might have been one of them, and you would never know.