Check it out. I just saw something interesting today.
It’s a page that shows Google’s current insight into YOUR personal interests, tracked by a cookie, so they can deliver targeted ads to you when you visit different sites.
Google puts a cookie on your machine and monitors what content you are viewing and records that data so that they can deliver ads to you based on your browsing history.
It did a pretty decent but mostly generalized finding of my interests. Some of them were pretty targeted though.
I’m not 100% sure I want Google tracking my activities for ad delivery though, especially when I didn’t realize they were doing it. Something about it just feels sleazy. It’s the same reason why when I go to the Grocery store, I don’t want to have to use their card and share my eating habits with them in order to get discounted prices. What happened to the good old days when a sale was a sale, not some way to squeeze on your privacy?
The scary thing is, if they are tracking this data without your knowledge and sharing it with advertisers (indirectly), what else might they be tracking and with whom might they be sharing? Muuuahahaha! Hmmm, on that note, I better be more careful.
Go check out Google’s findings on YOU, by clicking HERE!
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