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Google Wants to Sell your Search History To Advertisers

  1. Cassie Smith profile image77
    Cassie Smithposted 4 years ago

    I know that I benefit from Google and make money through Google, but I'm not okay with Google tracking my history in order to sell it to an advertiser.  Guess I'll be using Bing.  Anyone else concerned?

    1. IzzyM profile image84
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not really concerned because, as a web publisher and researcher, my web history is of no use to anyone. Advertisers will not be able to accurately target my interests, because they won't know them - they may mistake my work for my interests, and the two aren't necessarily the same thing.

      I am more concerned about Twitter selling access to old Tweets, that the general public don't have access to - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17178022

    2. centp002 profile image60
      centp002posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow. That is no cool. No Google and no Twitter, at least not if you want any kind of privacy. That sucks!

  2. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 4 years ago

    Like google, bing is also after user data. So sites like ixquick, duckduckgo and scroogle are much better. As twitter selling tweets, that's harmless compared to google creating personal profile of people and tracking their likes and information. There are more people on google and android compared to twitter, so damage is more with google.

  3. SimeyC profile image86
    SimeyCposted 4 years ago

    I wonder if we'll see a surge in Bing/Yahoo traffic over the next few days while people protest! I guess most won't care or don't realize what is happening though!

    As for my personal traffic, I guess sellers of Adult products may be interested big_smile big_smile big_smile

  4. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 4 years ago