Google to Force Ad Viewing in Chrome, Even w/ Ad Blocker Installed!

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Jul 7 14 Comments

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  • Oracle marriedM
    Which techie uses Chrome if they worry about privacy and tracking?
    Jul 7 6
    • Oracle marriedM
      Ah, why do you trust one corporate entity or a set of engineers more than the other?

      Btw, any suggestions how I could erase my history from Amazon.com servers? It seems to track me even when I log off. So, I use a third browser for it.

      Ideally, we need a separate browser needed for each FAANG entity. It's probably still not good enough.
      Jul 7
    • Amazon yup!
      Because Google has always been more forthright in this respect, providing greater transparency into what they do and from the outset providing options to disable it.

      Facebook only developed privacy features in response to public pressure, by contrast, where Google always had them. I trust Google more as a result.

      I don't have a problem with Netflix tracking my currentt on Netflix or Amazon tracking my purchases on Amazon. It's when sites try and track my entire existence online that I get worried.
      Jul 7
    • Oracle marriedM
      Amazon knows what I purchased in 2005, and who I sent gifts to. So, there's no way I can delete my Amazon history, I assume, since you did not answer that direct question.

      Every modern app tracks your location regardless of your location setting. They may stop showing you your history, but it doesn't mean they don't have it. It's buried in the metadata or profile.
      Jul 7
    • Uber / Eng bag
      Yup!, google knows your entire existence online and offline (esp if u use android).

      They know more about you than you yourself.
      Jul 7
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      Edge/brave and Firefox are options to consider. I found new version of edge(chromium) - edge dev to be good. They recently announced a privacy feature too (being flag for now) . Disclaimer: I work at MS
      Jul 7
  • Google Trump 1793
    –1, Spam
    Jul 7 4
    • Amazon yup!
      It's not spam. Disabling the ad blockers is the latest evil from Google and while I probably won't use Brave it does nudge me towards looking at the alternatives.
      Jul 7
    • Zendesk / Eng aurix
      What’s wrong with Brave?
      Jul 7
    • Microsoft oroC00
      Brave also builds your advertising profile although it is offline. And you have to opt in for it to share this info with advertisers or pay for content. However in case your client gets hacked or compromised, all your info will leak. It could be worse than what Google or FB does with your info
      Jul 7
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      No, not spam, just the correct answer.

      A BROWSER BASED ON CHRONE without this issue would be a natural choice of people leaving Chrome.

      If your reaction to that is ‘but why would someone quitting Chrome want that’? - I don’t believe you work at Google or they lowered their standards.
      Jul 9
  • Google Trump 1793
    Disabling ad blockers is some bullshit, I'll agree with that. The random "this is good for a specific cryptocurrency" is spam.
    Jul 7 1
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      Sorry bud, but it ‘Ditch chrome for what?” Is the natural first question this story presents.

      It gives a logical, clear explanation why A BROWSER BASED ON CHRONE without this issue, would be a choice of people leaving Chrome.

      Yeah dude, typical spam.
      Jul 9

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