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Old 4 Mar 2021, 04:50 AM   #1
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Google promises to drop personalised ad tracking

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Google has promised not to develop any new way of tracking individual users for adverts once it phases out its current method.
"Today, we're making explicit that once third-party cookies are phased out, we will not build [alternative] identifiers to track individuals as they browse across the web, nor will we use them in our products," the company said in a blog post.
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56267425
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Old 4 Mar 2021, 03:22 PM   #2
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I've got a bridge over the Straits of Mackinac for sale.
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Old 4 Mar 2021, 10:58 PM   #3
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A better description of how it might work. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021...users-for-ads/

But, one thing I have read is that blocking would not apply to apps or phones, so unless you just use Chrome on the web you will still be endlessly tracked. What I wonder is why advertisers waste their money on this stuff. I rarely see an ad that I am interested in. Mostly just scammy clickbait stuff.
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Old 5 Mar 2021, 08:48 AM   #4
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I've got a bridge over the Straits of Mackinac for sale.
Indeed....I wouldnt trust one thing they said!!

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Old 5 Mar 2021, 04:57 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by From the Ars Technica article
Google says anonymized, group-based interest tracking will be good enough.
Were have I heard this before.

Third party cookies are old school. Your on-line activity is tracked by correlation and finger printing these days.
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Old 6 Mar 2021, 01:30 AM   #6
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https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/...search_engine/ So is this a safe haven?
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Old 19 Mar 2021, 07:56 PM   #7
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I follow Rob Braxman on YouTube, he put up a video on this subject today.

https://youtu.be/1v413d68jTY
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