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Boy, is Google THAT pervasive?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by grant sarver, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. grant sarver

    grant sarver Well-Known Member

    So, I called up a company and placed an order, got the number from their paper catalog, didn't look up anything online. Now everywhere I go online I get Google ads for that company. Must be the confirming email they sent. Startin' to worry more about Google and the Net more than I ever did about "Big Brother"!
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  2. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    That is pretty alarming :eek:

    What creeps me out is I use Google Apps mail, and it picks up words from private emails and delivers ads based on it. Sometimes very inappropriately misinterpreting the words. >_<
  3. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    Or maybe that Co is sharing their data with google?
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly, Google has algorithms to read and pick out keywords from incoming email and display ads based on it.
  5. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    You're right, I remember that as well.
  6. mauzao9

    mauzao9 Well-Known Member

    Google was that right in the "contract" you acepted when created and account.

    They can use what you do in web, to show ads to you. They have acess to all emails from gmail, and all other sites you use (in chrome), and alot of more.

    Google knows more of you, than everybody else.
  7. Danny.VBT

    Danny.VBT Active Member

    It's the old adage that "nothing is free." All of your interactions within services provided by Google and Facebook are recorded and collated for advertising purposes. These type of companies are literally commodifying social interaction. I'm more frightened of government agencies being able to seize this data than how it is used now.
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  8. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    I think it's more like the "new car effect" how when you buy a new car you SUDDENLY notice it everywhere!
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  9. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    It's more that they want all this data, and store it indefinitely. Why do they want it, and why do they want to store it?

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