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Date: 02/02/12 08:03 AM

41 Responses to Google Invades Your Privacy

  1. Profile photo of PhotoKing
    PhotoKing Male 30-39
    526 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 8:05 am
    Link: Google Invades Your Privacy - Now everyone will know about the porn you look at.
  2. Profile photo of Rhythmdvl
    Rhythmdvl Male 40-49
    60 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 8:13 am
    Fox news got something right? More shocking than the linked video.
  3. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 8:15 am
    "3 hours on the victoria secret website"

    sure...

    victoria`s secret...
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    TeamVenture Male 18-29
    59 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 8:17 am
    so IAB is now featuring Fox News segments that AREN`T meant as a joke? Sad.
  5. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 8:22 am
    Blah, blah, blah...Website cookies have been tracking us for years. Who gives a crap.

    The reason Google results are the best is because they do this stuff. If you want crappy search results, use someone else.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 8:22 am
    How dare a corporation collect your information and make a profit selling it? I find it laughable that it`s Fox that`s bitching about a corporation.

    If you don`t like it, don`t use the service. Or better yet, since everyone in America has equal opportunity to succeed, people should just start their own search engines to profit from. Totally feasible. /sarcasm
  7. Profile photo of akabane
    akabane Male 18-29
    1093 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 8:31 am
    multiple accounts. problem solved.
  8. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36662 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Did any of you actually think you had privacy on the web before?
  9. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 8:51 am
    You mean sites on the internet are tracking and storing my personal and private information?!?! THE SHOCK. THE HORROR. SOMEONE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM THAT THE MEDIA BRINGS UP ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE THE INTERNET BEGAN!
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    NILE12 Male 18-29
    157 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 8:54 am
    zzzzz
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 8:59 am
    ...they already did that. Only, it was all in different places.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 9:08 am
    Oh no! Say it isn`t so =`[

    ... who the drat cares.
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    smaus Male 30-39
    715 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 9:20 am
    maybe the youtube recommendations will actually be relevant now...
  14. Profile photo of Yeahhhhhhhhh
    Yeahhhhhhhhh Male 18-29
    105 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 10:15 am
    Wait.....people still watch Fox News for news?
  15. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 10:22 am
    Can we get this from an actual news source? Stupid IAB.
  16. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 10:38 am
    LazyMe: Go park your prejudice on the backporch and quit being an ideologue.
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    815 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Crakr, this is entertainment; nothing more than a glorified talk show. Actual news programs are dead.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 11:15 am
    @crackrjak: I watched the video without prejudice, came out of it with the exact sentiment as LazyMe84 (and as far as I can tell we don`t usually agree).

    Sorry but that "News" report was ridiculous and doesn`t seem reliable
  19. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Interent is getting very very scary!
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
    314 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 11:37 am
    Wow, Fox News can`t report on anything without looking ridiculous.
  21. Profile photo of Ant0n
    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 11:43 am
    Firefox + NoScript = problem solved

    It blocks google-analytics.com (the thing that tracks everything) from running on websites, as well as many other spywares and ads.

    Although if you`re logged in your google account and using google services that might not do much.
  22. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 11:45 am
    These people are utter morons...

    Seriously, there`s plenty of ways to avoid having your info used in ways you don`t want, it`s all explained to anyone who`s actually explored Google.

    But here`s the real kicker: I have three Google accounts. Only ONE is tied to my real name and info. Know what I use that one for? Professional stuff. The other two are used for my youtube mini-series and a garbage dump Gmail respectively.

    Problem. Solved.

    Just another case of Fox and those so-called "privacy advocates" blowing things out of proportion to scare their ignorant viewers and gain ratings.
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1300 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 11:47 am
    So, it`s invasion of privacy when google does it, but it`s "Patriotic" when the US government did it after 9/11? ooookay
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    the problem, Altaru, is that not everyone has the a) time b) patience c) tech savy to have multiple accounts for everything they do in their lives so this is all from that perspective.
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    frnttrndy Male 50-59
    49 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    You can track anything to Check on your mate go to trackamate type in there ph# and Google Earth will give you a close up view of them. Enjoy
  26. Profile photo of Squidbush
    Squidbush Male 40-49
    770 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    So.. I guess I should probably stop doing Google searches for lesbian Nazi midget porn.
  27. Profile photo of nayrbarr
    nayrbarr Male 18-29
    366 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    This isn`t an invasion of privacy! Using Google isn`t like looking for something on your own, it`s like asking someone else to find it for you. It`s your problem if you don`t want them to know what you`ve asked them to find, they have every right to remember what you`ve told them.
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    jteachey1 Male 18-29
    122 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm
    Suuuurrrreeeee.... So when their porn search habits are at stake of becoming public knowledge, THEN fox gives a poo about privacy.
  29. Profile photo of slut_etta
    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3849 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    @squidbush. and that is exactly why i`m closing my youtube acct and anything else remotely connected to google. i don`t even tell my man what kind of weird porn i`m into. i see no reason to give a search engine a view into my psyche.
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm
    waaaiiit wait wait.. american news..?

    `uck off
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    arimus Male 13-17
    31 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    I hope everyone realizes that it is connect to your account... so if you are logged out... no info is saved... so just go incognito and all is good.
  32. Profile photo of crash665
    crash665 Male 30-39
    119 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    If Fox News says it, it`s got to be true, right?
  33. Profile photo of DSDavis008
    DSDavis008 Male 13-17
    68 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 8:01 pm
    I have nothing to hide. If they start posting that information publicly I might have a problem, but I don`t give a hoot if google or some marketing company knows what kind of comics I read or videos I watch.
  34. Profile photo of Waremonger
    Waremonger Male 40-49
    58 posts
    February 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm
    For the people who say they don`t care that Google is tracking everything they do, keep this in mind: It`s a slippery slope. Once they get away with this things will only progress and they will become more invasive.
  35. Profile photo of chance13
    chance13 Male 40-49
    219 posts
    February 3, 2012 at 4:23 am
    Um...everyone is so outraged by Google doing it, yet they minimize Facebook and surf the web...read Facebook`s UELA...they blatantly tell you "Hey, as long as you have our page open, we`re recording everything you do on your computer so we can customize sales to you individually...some of this information may be sold to those advertisers..."

    Read the UELA folks...we fight against privacy invasions and then give up our privacy...
  36. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    February 3, 2012 at 5:25 am
    Bear in mind, you are a statistic, just like everyone else.
  37. Profile photo of Thonious
    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    February 3, 2012 at 5:52 am
    Who searches for porn on Google?
  38. Profile photo of smaus
    smaus Male 30-39
    715 posts
    February 3, 2012 at 6:54 am
    yeah chance, my wife wonders why there is so much info on her online, and almost none about me, she thinks I`m tech savvy, I keep telling her it`s because I don`t like social media...
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    February 4, 2012 at 8:29 am
    he is so obnoxious
  40. Profile photo of photomstr
    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    February 4, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    Everybody masturbates, everybody looks at porn, as long as it is legal porn there is nothing to be ashamed of. People who hurt children are not punished severely enough . . .
  41. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    February 6, 2012 at 12:36 am
    the problem, Altaru, is that not everyone has the a) time b) patience c) tech savy to have multiple accounts for everything they do in their lives so this is all from that perspective.
    It takes all of no time at all to make a new account, write down the details of that account, and use that account to sign up for all your porn e-zines. And the only reason it would take patience is if you fu­ck it up in the first place.

    If you made ONE account, then you should know how to make another. And the only people that would be hugely affected by this would be the people with accounts.

    Try again.

    Besides, if you don`t have the time or patience to read through a privacy policy or two, especially a short and sweet one like Google`s new simplified policy, then maybe you shouldn`t be messing around with computers on your own. You might install ANOTHER ten useless toolbars...

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