Google will use Chrome browsing data for ad tailoring

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by TheWindBringeth, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. TheWindBringeth

    TheWindBringeth Registered Member

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    A discussion at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12112352 about https://twitter.com/phlsa/status/754337623964053504 and a change:
    with some reporting it was opt-out for them. A web search turns up earlier pages mentioning this from the late June early July period. Some saying it is supposed to be opt-in and at least one saying there will be a phased rollout. Check things out if you are affected/interested.
     
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  2. funkydude

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  3. TheWindBringeth

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    My intention was to communicate contradictory information on the its opt-in vs its opt-out aspect. I saw some (check ycombinator thread for example) saying it is being handled in an opt-out manner but others (that Wired article for example, which I had seen) saying it is supposed to be handled in an opt-in manner. I made a mistake though, and typed an "opt-out" where I meant to type "opt-in". I just fixed that and underlined the place I'm talking about. Apologies everyone.

    As for the contradictory information, the different possible explanations are obvious. One of them being: there could be a glitch which has resulted in unexpected changes and/or non-uniform handling. So some may want to take a look at it (again).
     
  4. safeguy

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    True. Anyone with a Google Account would benefit from checking and updating their security and privacy settings and account preferences.

    https://myaccount.google.com/intro
     
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