"Here's how you can do that:
1. Sign into your Google account."
I think the majority of people are ambivalent at best about privacy issues. Let's face it, most North Americans, and Westerners in general, don't have any real reason to worry about such things.
I think the majority of people are ambivalent at best about privacy issues. Let's face it, most North Americans, and Westerners in general, don't have any real reason to worry about such things. So most of them probably don't even realize that there are such things as Google History, logs of your cell phone calls, methods for tracking you both on line and in real life.
Is this so they can target you with ads based on your web history? Because I'd rather have targeted ads, ads that might actually interest me, than random ones.
I use an Android phone, and a while back I discovered that somehow, someway, Picasa (which is a Google product) was ripping private pictures out of my phone and posting them in a public album, which subsequently posted on my Google + account.
Luckily, no one at all uses G+, so potential embarrassment was avoided. I did, however, cancel my G+ account and deleted everything on my Picasa album.
Blazecock Pileon, don't forget to note that it was a security hole in Safari that let this circumvention happen - also, that Facebook and many other sites do the same thing - also that Google fixed this exact problem in Webkit 7 months ago and Apple has not adopted the changes. Some say this is the equivalent of saying "she was asking for it" but really, it just sounds like shoddy security maintenance on Apple's part.
Sure, but a burglar who walks through an unlocked window is still a burglar, at least in the eyes of the law, no?
So they won't track you, but all of their advertisers can and will and will build a profile of you from your search history. Make sure you set the "no ads" option which prevents this.
My opinion is most of the animosity towards advertising is because the majority of ads tend to be irrelevant to us, so to that limited end, improved psychographic marketing is a good thing
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