Is google tracking my keystrokes?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by jeff323, May 5, 2010.

  1. jeff323 macrumors member

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    I just typed up a list of some terms I need to look up in Word (Mac). Then I searched for the first item of the list on google, then later started a new search with the letter "c" - and in the suggestions bar I saw many of the items on my list, which did not even start with "c". How does it get this information?
     
  2. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    Funny you should mention that, I was going to ask why you were searching for "Naughty Japanese Schoolgirls" at 4:07 am on April 28th of this year.



    Google search employs constantly upgraded predictive algorithms based on both letter sequence and commonality/frequency/popularity of particular search terms. In addition, your browser will store prior searches in order to be "helpful".

    Basically, get used to it getting creepier and creepier every day.
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Google is watching you right now. Close your blinds. You can disrupt their sensors by wrapping yourself in bacon and howling at the full moon.
     
  5. jeff323 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm scared they might have a camera in my house. Maybe they hacked into my mac's webcam. Creepy stuff.
     

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