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Google Assistant now shows ads in some answers
« on: April 06, 2019, 08:26:10 PM »
"may include the existing ads that you’d see on Search today."

https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/04/06/google-assistant-now-shows-ads-in-some-answers/


...ad-infested streams

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Re: Google Assistant now shows ads in some answers
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 09:10:52 PM »
And ads that will later find you on your Android smart TV that you were stupid enough to buy.

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Re: Google Assistant now shows ads in some answers
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 09:45:19 PM »
>smart tv

We covered that here years ago; Buy a monitor! We said. Did they listen? NOooooooo.

Expecting the 'slippery slope', I don't use GA. I use two G Minis as speakers in the smarthome integration, but I keep the mic switched off and the speakers have their own, inactive email account. The ten or so Alexa products are used 99% for voice control of lights & appliances, timers, and reminders. I off-loaded the repeat reminder to the smarthome hub using a local-only app written for Hubitat.

I hope to keep the household systems relatively simple and straightforward, but I keep my eye on PI-hole just in case.

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Re: Google Assistant now shows ads in some answers
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 01:08:50 AM »
Is it my imagination or is Google digging themselves a hole even faster than before?

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Re: Google Assistant now shows ads in some answers
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 03:04:44 AM »
...OR they've passed the point where they feel they can be held accountable.

Senator McConnell, it'd be a shame if someone were to publish your Chrome search history, wouldn't it? Now, about that privacy legislation...

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Re: Google Assistant now shows ads in some answers
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 06:35:36 PM »
...OR they've passed the point where they feel they can be held accountable.

HAve they ever? :P

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Re: Google Assistant now shows ads in some answers
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 11:17:48 PM »
Somebody pointed out that Google at least pretended to be all warm and fuzzy while there was still real competition left around.