[LINK] Google data collection issues

David dlochrin at key.net.au
Mon Apr 23 14:13:37 AEST 2018

On Monday, 23 April 2018 09:48:07 AEST Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> I don't know enough about Google and/or browsers, or even if it is a specific browser problem, but if you are logged into Google on your smartphone and/or PC, what exactly can Google get at?

I'm no expert, but I think a properly implemented browser should not allow Google or anyone else to track usage beyond their own website, unless of course they're using Google Chrome _and_ that browser monitors usage; I have no idea whether it does or not.

However tracking can be monitored to some extent by third parties with "tracking pixels" hidden in HTML.  Privacy Badger is designed to identify and disable them, and I see it has currently identified 1,375 potential tracking domains for me (I use Firefox).

Who knows what any given brand of smartphone software does?


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