0098386

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There must be a way to sign into Youtube but to not sign into Google
OR
I see no reason for a search engine to track me across the internet
AND
Would like to fix it

If I log out of one I log out of all. Is there a way in Safari, Firefox, or an extension for either to stop Google from using cookies/whatever they use to keep me logged in on that specific domain (either google.com or google.co.uk)?
Infact Youtube is the only Google service that I'd want to keep logged in to.
 
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YouTube is a universal account that's shares information across your accounts. If you don't want this, simply sign out of YouTube when you're finished using it, and use search logged out, etc.

Secondly, turn off Google Web History
 
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May I ask you why. And please don't reply the usual "for my privacy etc" BS. :)

You may not value you privacy, I do, so it's not BS to me :).

I don't mind being logged into Youtube as there are ways to remove targeted advertising, and I keep my history switched on - that isn't the problem. It's also not about illegal things either since my ISP would put a stop to that.

Edit: Ah, found it. (Firefox) Tools>Preferences>Add a block exception to cookies.
 

miles01110

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I do care when unnecessary services (like a search engine) wants to see.

If it's "unnecessary" then don't use the search engine. It sounds like you "need" to use Youtube, so by using it you consent to allow your actions and any data you give them to be tracked and stored (it's in the Terms of Service you likely clicked through without reading when you signed up). If you have a problem with this, don't use Youtube.
 

exhaledeeply

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I have to use gmail for my work account. I'm working from home. I want to listen to music on youtube. I do NOT want youtube using my WORK gmail account; they track that stuff where I work. I sign out of youtube... I can't access my work mail.
 
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Dolorian

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I have to use gmail for my work account. I'm working from home. I want to listen to music on youtube. I do NOT want youtube using my WORK gmail account; they track that stuff where I work. I sign out of youtube... I can't access my work mail.

Open YouTube in an incognito window in Chrome.

Problem solved.
 
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gxulien

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May I ask you why. And please don't reply the usual "for my privacy etc" BS. :)

So if I want to listen to some music or a lecture while I do some repetitive mindless computer tasks at work, I should just let my boss and CIO know everything about my entire life? Unpopular political views, medical and psychiatric history, questionable associates?
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You probably should stop using the internet then. There is no such thing as privacy online.
It's a question of whether you want to broadcast your life, or someone with the time, will and ability wants to dig. I would prefer not to broadcast to everyone.
 

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So if I want to listen to some music or a lecture while I do some repetitive mindless computer tasks at work, I should just let my boss and CIO know everything about my entire life? Unpopular political views, medical and psychiatric history, questionable associates?

1. You can use YouTube without signing in.
2. Why are you accessing your psychiatric history online from your work computer? (Or from any other computer, really)
 
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So if I want to listen to some music or a lecture while I do some repetitive mindless computer tasks at work, I should just let my boss and CIO know everything about my entire life? Unpopular political views, medical and psychiatric history, questionable associates?
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It's a question of whether you want to broadcast your life, or someone with the time, will and ability wants to dig. I would prefer not to broadcast to everyone.
How does what's being talked about here lets people from work know anything?
 

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Oh my. I remember this thread! And my memory of it was correct. A simple desire and request to avoid needless services peering into areas I didn't want them to, met with people that don't care.

Funny too. Because since my original post I got doxed, but my efforts to reduce my online presence helped minimise the damage.
 
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foliovision

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The question and the content is still relevant.

I'm wondering just how far under iOS 13 YouTube can go here. The app could poison Safari and force a login but there but I'm not sure whether Apple lets Google force login across all applications via logging in via one application. I guess I'll be the guinea pig, as I'm competent to report where the login took.
 
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