Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by ethics, Nov 23, 2011.
Yet another reason to dump Google: http://www.businessinsider.com/google-tracking-apple-users-2012-2
Amazing. Data mining and the result is that Target found out about her being pregnant (teenager) before her dad did.
How Companies Learn Your Secrets - NYTimes.com
Problem is, it's not just Google that does this. And I'd wager there are more than just the 3 companies that were caught by the study.
Another reason why I never get one of those special store cards, give my phone number, or provide any identifying information when I purchase something.
Google wasn't just bypassing Safari. Looks like they were bypassing IE privacy settings as well: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57381371-83/microsoft-google-bypassed-ie-privacy-settings-too/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
They are out of control.
If they keep shooting themselves in the foot often enough, they just may self destruct. I don't miss Google.
Obviously, "don't be evil" is just a marketing slogan to them. Not a mission statement.
Here's something I will greatly recommend EVERYone does (if you have not already).
Whadya know. Mine was never on.
No more Scroogle.
Been using Bing, does a fine job.
I agree. I may have mentioned that elsewhere in this thread. It's all I use now, and I'm finding the same things I found on Google.
What's Bing's stance/policy on privacy and tracking?
How is this different than anything Google is doing?
There's no unification with other things MS. Basically, I could care less if I am searching for "pink thong" from some ip. There's no name or anything attached to that search -- unlike Google.
There is no name associated with Google if you're l
There is no name associated with Google if you're logged out, no?
Each Google service places the dreaded cookies and they use THAT with the unification.
I wouldn't completely trust logging out of Google as making yourself safe. At least not verifying that there are no Google cookies left in your browser. I've set my browser to make all Google cookies session cookies, so they disappear when I close my browser.
I cleared my Google cookies then logged into Google Webmaster Tools, counted 11 cookies. Then I logged out and there were still 5 cookies left. Four of them were such long encrypted-looking strings that practically anything could be in there. (One of them was just for language = "en")