Author Topic: Google Experiments with Chrome Users  (Read 275 times)

Brad

  • Inner Core
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3189
  • What, me worry?
    • View Profile
Google Experiments with Chrome Users
« on: April 05, 2021, 10:47:19 AM »
Google Is Testing Its Controversial New Ad Targeting Tech in Millions of Browsers.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/google-testing-its-controversial-new-ad-targeting-tech-millions-browsers-heres

ergophobe

  • Inner Core
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6545
    • View Profile
Re: Google Experiments with Chrome Users
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2021, 07:14:10 PM »
Thank you for posting this.

Someone I know recently got the Google pitch to update their profile with their interests so they could be served "better" ads. I convinced them that, no, it is not in your best interest to let them serve ads that supposedly match your preferences. Quite the opposite. It's not the ads that have "ruined the internet"  (though they suck a lot of bandwidth) it is the tracking and targeting. I don't want "better" ads. I want *worse* ads and take active measures to make sure that happens
« Last Edit: April 05, 2021, 07:15:53 PM by ergophobe »

littleman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5532
    • View Profile
Re: Google Experiments with Chrome Users
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2021, 09:02:45 PM »
I honestly don't understand why anyone in the know would use Chrome over Chromium.

Chromium plus add blocker and using DDG as default search is a pretty Google free experience.