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Google products causing weird behavior in other Google products

 7:02 pm on Apr 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Since the launch of Google's new 'one privacy policy fits all' approach I've noticed an increase in odd behavior in the various Google products I use.


- Clicking on a Google news story and then visiting the new Google analytics dashboard will result in the title text of daily graph points to carry the same text as the news article I just viewed(tested with latest firefox browser). Hovering over these points will all result in the display of the news title, which is completely unrelated and from a different service.

- Visiting a webpage through Google translate will cause the text within Google's webmaster tools reports to change language occasionally, despite my not knowing that language. Again, two completely different products somehow intertwined.

There are others but I'm curious if I'm alone in seeing these and other new glitches?


Andy Langton

 7:04 pm on Apr 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

There have been a few threads about the language bugs, e.g. [webmasterworld.com...]

Interesting one on the news article text. I will investigate! :)


 7:13 pm on Apr 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

In further testing the first example isn't tied solely to Google. I visited a Yahoo! article about Google and the title text on graph points became the title of the Yahoo! article?!

The article, in case it matters - [news.yahoo.com...]

The graph points also revert to being the account number on refresh, clearing cookies is required to get the problem to appear again.

It's odd enough to make me wonder what's going on behind the scene, ya know? Firefox settings had 'do not track' enabled too.

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