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BUT, nothing to hide... right?
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post #32 of 73
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Originally Posted by SwishaMane View Post

BUT, nothing to hide... right?

Don't think that logic applies here, especially since such a tool could be used to delve deep into a person's private life.

Everyone has something to hide, even the most respected of us.
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Originally Posted by zooterboy View Post

Sad. Sorry, Google doesn't have my search history. I don't use Chrome, and don't sign into Google unless I have to for something. I also don't stay signed in.

And now, everyone knows why. Saw this coming years ago.

You do know what a super cookie is right? Just because you dont use their services do not mean google dont know a LOT about you

Google analysis is used on a majority of websites which makes them able to track you

So unless you use Agent spoofer and other means to hide your browser identity then they know it all
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Originally Posted by NihilOC View Post

No, I don't think I do.

It seemed you were suggesting Google would allow employers to view prospective employees personal data in return for a fee, but you now seem to be suggesting you meant something else?
How, exactly?

A job seeking platform requires, by definition, applicants. No one is going to apply via a site where employers can see their search history.

Not to mention the sheer amount of bad PR it would generate, look at all the fuss generated just by some terrible tabloid suggesting it could happen.

You really think actually doing this would make a good basis as a business model?

I didn't mean Google is selling your data to your employer in that sense right now. How ever they are "selling" it to advertisers and quite sure they would have no problems selling it to your employer either if they had the chance trough laws.

As for the second part. Lets say, you are an employer and Google would actually sell this info to you. There are three choices you can make. "How can I feed my 8 babies?" "How to do *insert illegal thing here*?" or the last one who has a "clean" record and only search is "How can I use Bing?" So, which one would you choose? Of course a clean record is a bit strange to start with but as an employer of course the third one would be the first one to get an interview.

People already know Google is using their data, MS is using their data. You still see them using those services. Your regular person hardly even cares.

Keep in mind, IF this ever happens it will be in a fine print somewhere in the ToS and who reads that anyway? No one.
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They will just find a lot of Anime, OCN, school work, pron, gaming, youtube, twitch and come to the conclusion I spend to much time in the web and not hire me.
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post #36 of 73
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Originally Posted by MadRabbit View Post

I didn't mean Google is selling your data to your employer in that sense right now. How ever they are "selling" it to advertisers and quite sure they would have no problems selling it to your employer either if they had the chance trough laws.

They don't "sell" it, they provide targeted advertising.

They provide access to aggregate anonymised data, which is a far throw from telling people your search history.
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Originally Posted by MadRabbit View Post

As for the second part. Lets say, you are an employer and Google would actually sell this info to you. There are three choices you can make. "How can I feed my 8 babies?" "How to do *insert illegal thing here*?" or the last one who has a "clean" record and only search is "How can I use Bing?" So, which one would you choose? Of course a clean record is a bit strange to start with but as an employer of course the third one would be the first one to get an interview.

You do realise this is a site designed to function similarly to LinkedIn, or applicant tracking software like Greenhouse or Lever?

It is not a site for a random employer to go to Google for data on an applicant, that means it doesn't just need employers it needs applicants.
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People already know Google is using their data, MS is using their data. You still see them using those services. Your regular person hardly even cares.

Keep in mind, IF this ever happens it will be in a fine print somewhere in the ToS and who reads that anyway? No one.

Google and MS, as stated previously, are not sharing your individual data with third parties. No individual or organisation can go to MS or Google and view the data they hold on me, without a valid court order (and even then it would likely be challenged if not limited in scope).

And that's why people don't care, because no one can see their search history. You are claiming that Google are about to undo that, which is probably the only action they could take capable of collapsing their search empire.

The abject stupidity of such an action would be unimaginable, it would not only cause their hiring site to fail but would likely be the end of the very core of Google's services.
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They don't "sell" it, they provide targeted advertising.

They provide access to aggregate anonymised data, which is a far throw from telling people your search history.

 

No, they don't tell them your search history, but they profile you and put you inside a number of categories which directly influences their (employer) decision.

 

So in the end, it's information you don't choose to share with your potential employer being used to profile you anyway.

 

Same same, only different.

   
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No, they don't tell them your search history, but they profile you and put you inside a number of categories which directly influences their (employer) decision.

So in the end, it's information you don't choose to share with your potential employer being used to profile you anyway.

Same same, only different.

In which case, even assuming that they did this, the title of this clickbait article would still be incorrect.
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post #39 of 73
Pure clickbait crap. Google isn't sharing your browsing history with prospective employers.
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They can't do that yet?
You don't say.

Everything you type into the webpages gets sold 10mil times over for data harvesting.
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