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The Pinny Parlour
29th February 2012, 04:08 PM
Video is helpful.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/if-you-use-google-you-may-want-to-read-this-20120229-1u1i9.html

Frank_fjs
29th February 2012, 04:26 PM
Not really that surprising, and Google did post a warning about this change for some time now. My history is disabled and always has been, but this doesn't stop targeted marketing. Whenever I see an ad, whether on Facebook, YouTube etc it always has to do with something I'm interested in. The internet collects data about you no matter what you do, through bots, spyware, cookies etc and has done since its existence.

Krumm
29th February 2012, 04:33 PM
Thanks for the heads up, I had seen their policy change and had modified most my stuff but appears i had missed some minor things I could opt out of and did, what I would like is to disable history in youtube without having to logout all the time / private browse to do so.

Mango
1st March 2012, 03:23 PM
I dont have a google account, what does a google account give you?

Frank_fjs
1st March 2012, 04:02 PM
Email, online documents (word processing, spreadsheets etc) adsense, Google customisation options and so on.

Krumm
1st March 2012, 06:12 PM
Linked in with android marketplace also, so now they can stalk you by gps too

SirDan
1st March 2012, 10:18 PM
I had no idea how much porn I googled in 2007.

@lien_Zed
1st March 2012, 10:21 PM
I dont have a google account, what does a google account give you?

more spam to your email box:cool: