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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Oh. So it doesn't store it locally. But stores it where? Googles Servers? Greatttttttt. That's even better. One of the biggest names in online Ads is holding your session.

Run in Incognito and start searching around on Google etc and see if you don't get related Ads.
Well its the same as most ISPs they store where you have been for a certain amount of time. As for ads...that's why I run Adblock so I don't have to see them.

But seriously...what is the difference? If you are that irrate about google then how about the difference between Firefox's Private Browsing and Do Not Track? Who does it prevent from tracking you really?

EDIT: Reading the article a second time gave me no insight to who they are stopping from tracking you other then preventing potential target ads....which most of us don't worry about because we use ad blockers....just seems like a misleading cause to be honest..."Do Not Track" is more like, "Hide from target ads".
Edited by Shadowclock - 12/20/10 at 12:37pm
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You sound like you got stuff to hide, your so scared of google knowing your cookies. So ima leave now.
You have nothing to hide?

Would you mind posting your address, phone-number, CC info here on OCN then? No? I didn't think so either.

Everyone has info that is private, and just because it is private doesn't make it wrong. I've got "nothing to hide", but I still as little info as possible about me going to any companies.
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how does firefox make money? i always wondered.
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I use Ghostery with Firefox which blocks web bugs like Google Analytics, so I'm halfway there already. Nothing will stop usage tracking based on search results though. Google logs every single query. That said, being concerned about privacy with Google is to some extent overblown. The company is not interested in you, it is interested in trends and aggregated statistics.

Facebook on the other hand is a bit closer to home. Facebook is interested in your demographics, such as what books you like (if any), your age range, gender, location, etc. It is a much more targeted advertising platform that, IMO, is far superior to Google's.
    
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Because this was NOT an issue a few years ago.
It wasn't an issue because you didn't know it was happening then.
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post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by _02 View Post
I'm surprised the browsers weren't built with this functionality.

Good news though.
I'm surprised they did a reverse on their prior statement of NOT implementing it due to the majority of their funds coming from Google adwords revenue sharing. Only because Microsoft said they were adding it to IE9 did they now decide to put it back in.

The only reason Microsoft is adding it is because unlike Google, most of their income isn't from advertising/tracking users and hope to take some of Google's income away.


BTW: Adblock doesn't stop javascript/flash/ftp tracking. Beefree,BetterPrivacy,Beef TACO, flashblock and Noscript do a little better at blocking/nullifying most of the tracking.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 12/20/10 at 11:16pm
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