-- Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
incrediBILL - 11:44 pm on Oct 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
Sure, plenty of ad blockers around for smartphones and smart TVs...
I don't mind valid criticism but let's keep the facts straight and not muddy the issues with broad sweeping generalities that aren't true. Not sure about the TVs but there are ad blockers for smartphones, I have them. You can get ad blockers for the browser or get ad blockers that block mobile ads embedded in apps.
The ad blockers are easily found in Google Play. The only issue is the free ones typically require a rooted phone and while the paid ones may not require rooting the phone they also may not be 100% either. To be truly ad free on Android may require rooting which probably voids the warranty on the device, and yes, Joe public roots Android devices all the time.
However, the topic isn't ad blocking, it's about Google's Privacy Policies. If you want to start another thread about the effectiveness of ad blocking vs. Google tracking, I'm game, kick it off.
FWIW. I truly find it hard to take any country seriously about privacy concerns when they lead the world in surveillance cameras everywhere that are armed with facial recognition.
But I digress.
[edited by: incrediBILL at 12:22 am (utc) on Oct 17, 2012]