Msg#: 4676829 posted 2:19 pm on Jun 2, 2014 (gmt 0)
A fascinating article on how many ways Google can track you across the internet. It included several I'd not thought about (fonts).
When it comes to tracking, Google is without doubt the uncrowned king of it based on the popularity of some of its services and the sheer number of other services that are widely used.
It is not clear if and how the information are used by Google to track users across its services, but it is very likely that at least some information are shared across services, websites and applications.
In fact, it is rather difficult to avoid running into any Google service while you are on the Internet.
Msg#: 4676829 posted 6:59 pm on Jun 4, 2014 (gmt 0)
> You can block them.
Only most of the time. There are some things (including domain names) I cannot buy without enabling googleapis; and these are sites I would find it difficult to do without and cannot buy in local shops. I've complained to the services but it's their profit-line.
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