What Google/Facebook/.... Tracks

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In summary: Facebook, they can relate it to your account.A recent HackerNoon articles provides links to GOOGLE pages that show what they track about you and how:The truth is likely to be far bigger and deeper in scope and capability. I really do believe these data and connecting marketing companies know us better than we know ourselves. That is not just a casual saying. Those thinking their own data hasn't already been used to influence them are mistaken. Marketing and influence are not always blunt tools, but built in the subconscious over time.When something is "free," it isn't the product. You are.The truth is likely to be far bigger and deeper in
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jedishrfu said:
A recent HackerNoon articles provides links to GOOGLE pages that show what they track about you and how:
The truth is likely to be far bigger and deeper in scope and capability. I really do believe these data and connecting marketing companies know us better than we know ourselves. That is not just a casual saying. Those thinking their own data hasn't already been used to influence them are mistaken. Marketing and influence are not always blunt tools, but built in the subconscious over time.
 
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The truth is likely to be far bigger and deeper in scope and capability. I really do believe these data and connecting marketing companies know us better than we know ourselves. That is not just a casual saying. Those thinking their own data hasn't already been used to influence them are mistaken. Marketing and influence are not always blunt tools, but built in the subconscious over time.

No kidding. Years ago the credit card companies had similar aspirations where they could predict the color of the clothes you buy based on the UPC of products you bought. ML will bring us to the brink of despair and the true loss of privacy in its most intimate form unless we totally disconnect from the world.
 
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When something is "free," it isn't the product. You are.
 
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gmax137 said:
When something is "free," it isn't the product. You are.

Unfortunately, that doesn't prevent vendors you spend with from selling your info. Everyone seems to be begging for phone#, email, etc...
 

What does Google track?

Google tracks various types of information, including search history, location data, device information, and online activity on Google-owned platforms such as YouTube and Gmail. Google also collects data through its advertising services.

How does Facebook track user data?

Facebook tracks user data through various methods such as tracking cookies, pixels, and social plugins. It also collects information from user profiles and interactions with other users, pages, and groups on the platform.

What information does Google use for targeted ads?

Google uses various types of information for targeted ads, including search history, location data, device information, and online activity on Google-owned platforms. It also collects data from third-party websites and apps that use Google's advertising services.

Does Google/Facebook sell user data?

Google and Facebook do not sell user data directly. However, they use the collected data to personalize advertisements and may share this data with third-party advertisers and partners for targeted advertising purposes.

Can users control the data collected by Google/Facebook?

Yes, users can control the data collected by Google and Facebook by adjusting their privacy settings and opting out of targeted advertising. However, some data collection is necessary for the platforms to function properly, and users may not be able to completely opt-out of data collection.

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