Originally Posted by MechanicalHand
Apples not looking for your info?
Whats balls in the air dont care mean?
Lol it's a popular phrase... like saying "roll over with your balls in the air like you don't care."
Originally Posted by rocklobsta1109
...search history, browsing history, purchase history if you use google checkout. And if you use Gmail... who sends you emails, who you send mail too, and the contents of all those messages. How else are they going to send you targeted ad's via Ad-sense on every page in existence?
Search history: You think Bing, Yahoo, and other engines don't keep track of what people search for the most, to optimize their search results? Think again.
Purchase history: You're buying from Google checkout. They process your order. You think when you buy something at the store or through ANY online merchant they shred your order and burn it immediately after? By law, records must be kept. It's a 20 year minimum I believe?
I wasn't aware that Ad-Sense pulled anything at all from e-mails. Are you sure on that? I sort of doubt that. Yes, sure, e-mails are saved on backup tape drives by Google. If you think Hotmail/AOL/other e-mail hosts work any differently, (aside from maybe using something other than tape drives) think again.
Edit: Confirmed, you're correct, Ad-Sense does read through e-mails. It's an automated process, a human will never have access to your e-mails. Everything is pretty heavily encrypted. If it's going to help in showing me ads about sports cars, smart phones, and other electronics instead of ads like "CONGRATULATIONS YOU WON AN IPAD!!!" and Viagra I'm ok with it. To this day I haven't been harmed by it and I most likely never will be.Edited by Stealth Pyros - 8/15/11 at 2:12pm