Adds on Youtube too personal

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by moontan, May 24, 2015.

  1. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    so like everyone I watch Youtube.
    While using Chrome to watch Youtube I noticed adds that were based on my Bookmarks.

    I always get the "Clear Your Criminal Record For Life" add, even though I deleted all bookmarks related to that subject.
    Don't ask! ;)

    I installed Vivaldi this morning for a test and sure enough, that add follows me even with Vivaldi.
    Which probably means I have been tagged in some database out there, using perhaps my machine ID.

    I don' t know about you but I find this a little distressing and way too personal.
    I tried all kind of settings inside Chrome to no avail.

    I don't get those adds using Internet Explorer.
    It' s probably the way I set up my privacy settings inside IE but I have decided to uninstall Chrome for the time being.

    those targeted and personalized adds hit way too close to home for my liking.

    edit: I noticed this thread should probably have been posted in one of the Privacy forum.
    Please mods, move this thread if appropriate...
     
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  2. MisterB

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    I pretty much have all ads blocked, inlcluding youtube. The web is a much more pleasant place without advertising.

    Chrome is not a very privacy friendly browser and it is ad friendly. What else would you expect from Google.
     
  3. moontan

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    I don' t mind adds in general.
    Most websites have to make money to stay alive.
    it's the invasion of privacy I find objectionable.

    and it' s not like we have too many choices when it comes to using a browser that has its own sandbox.

    it's either Chrome or IE and their derivatives. ;)
     
  4. Carver

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    What I don't like is going to youtube watching a video an mechanical keyboards then going to their home page to do a search on something else and finding mechanical keyboards on their homepage instead of what is newly uploaded that I might want to see.
     
  5. pegas

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    Adguard blocks all YT ads.
     
  6. wshrugged

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    Will you please tell me in which country it's registered/based? I did search at its site but the info wasn't specific/absolute (at least what I found). My impression from their site and forum is that they're a Russian entity.
     
  7. pegas

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    That's correct. They come from Russia. Sorry to ask but does it matter for you?
     
  8. wshrugged

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    Thank you very much for the info. It does matter to me.

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    Thanks to the OP for their testimony which provides another reminder to be on the look-out for all sources of violation. [OP's avi : great album. =)]
     
  9. pegas

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    Understand but you needn't be afraid. It's a highly trusted company with a lot of credits worldwide. Anyway it's your choice.
     
  10. wshrugged

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    Thank you for the additional info. We'll have to agree to disagree regarding what criteria to consider before installing software into our machines/life.
     
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  12. moontan

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    yes I have.
    it did not help.

    IE does not have this issue.
    the adds IE give me on Youtube are not personalized.

    too bad because I think Chrome is the better browser.

    looking forward to Spartan.
     
  13. Daveski17

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    How about Chromium?
     
  14. AutoCascade

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    These Channels ID's are very cumbersome to get around. The doubleclick.net Channel ID sets itself along with a host of other channel ID's in Chrome. If you manually block it [*.]doubleclick.net and delete the channel ID it won't come back but the google channel ID seems indestructible on Chrome.

    I'd like to try Sparton also.
     
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