Google sets new record, accounts for quarter of US internet traffic

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Pinga, Jul 22, 2013.

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  1. Pinga

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    Wonder if that includes their ad servers.
     
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    Say bye, bye to Internet anonymity. ;-)

    Every site has google analytics. So google gathers data on users who aren't even using google services.
     
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    Once I read a comment about Google: "Google is Skynet, once it becomes self-aware humanity is ****ed".
     
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    Sounds about right. Ghostery (w/ ghost rank turned off of course) reports google analytics being blocked on pretty much all the sites I visit. So many damn scripts...
     
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    Reading the links, I gather that G simply separates traffic directed to them at the ISP and puts it through its own network. This motivates the ISP because it saves them transmission costs on the backbone.

    G also caches its most requested info at the ISP, again for less backbone traffic and quicker response.

    What I'm trying to understand is, with my various G blockers in place (ABP, GShare, Jscript, etcetc) does my ISP interaction alone trigger the G eye?

    For example, webmasters who use GA supposedly have some discretion about how much visitor info is sent to G, but they get deeper analysis if they allow more. (Laughter here)

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    I asked elsewhere on Wild, got no response, but maybe this thread will find it interesting. Delete this part if evil by rules:

    My favorite news site just began delivering content through

    static-serve.appspot.com

    a Google app. Does this mean that every time I read the news I track into Google's database. (Assume I now block as much Google (GA, etc.) as I can.)

    www.appspot.com
     
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    I use noScripts add-on to block those damn google analytics scripts.
     
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    Between all the ads, searching, YouTube, Docs, Gmail, and Lord knows what else, I can believe it.
    Heck, I noticed that XBMC connects to Google when it starts, for some reason.

    What's kind of surprising is that it was only 6% in 2010, so there must be more to it than we realize. The rise of the Chrome browser probably accounts for some of it.
     
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