Google tracking


Three141

macrumors 6502
Jan 1, 2016
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London
Sad truth is no matter what Google do, I can't see people leaving/protesting the service enough to force a change.
 

MadeTheSwitch

macrumors 6502a
Apr 20, 2009
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15,204
Which is crazy really, because aside from Google search, Idk what you really need any of their services for. Plenty of great alternatives.
So much content is on YouTube, (and only on YouTube) that I would have to disagree with that statement. YouTube has become one of the internet's "go to" places when looking for entertainment or information on something. It is where a great many how-to videos end up.
 

smallcoffee

macrumors 68000
Oct 15, 2014
1,575
1,963
North America
So much content is on YouTube, (and only on YouTube) that I would have to disagree with that statement. YouTube has become one of the internet's "go to" places when looking for entertainment or information on something. It is where a great many how-to videos end up.
Yeah but you can not log in to YouTube, and you can erase your browser cookies.
 

cube

macrumors P6
Original poster
May 10, 2004
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But it's very sneaky to ask you the whole time to set your preferences and default them to tracking if you use private browsing.
 

LizKat

macrumors 603
Aug 5, 2004
5,345
29,978
Catskill Mountains
Which is crazy really, because aside from Google search, Idk what you really need any of their services for. Plenty of great alternatives.
Yeah, like this one

EDIT: and here's another one. In other words search engine providers are not the only stars of cautionary tales related to tracking.

Personally for searching I usually use Duck Duck Go. But we're basically shoveling sand against the tide when we take a look at how many tracking scripts are deployed on most mainstream websites. Whack-a-mole territory.
 
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Tech198

macrumors G5
Mar 21, 2011
13,976
1,643
Australia, Perth
But it's very sneaky to ask you the whole time to set your preferences and default them to tracking if you use private browsing.
It's not that sneaky, it's their business.

- Always use Incognito (Private Browsing) mode
- Automatically clear cookies/clear cache/history after and before any personal info in entered in websites.

That's how i do it
 
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