I have been trying to distance myself from Google over the years. I joined Google AdSense in July 2003, made some decent money for a couple of years, a $1000 plus a month became a $100, then $10 with increased traffic. I stopped using AdSense a few years ago as well as Gmail.
Today I wanted to take another look at Google so logged on, low and behold checking their “Decide which privacy settings are right for you” they have my new cell number listed. It is a windows phone and the only place I have it listed is in my Microsoft account. How did they get it?