Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2013 21:31 UTC
Apple Well paint me red and call me a girl scout. "In its latest push to get porn off your computer, Apple now deletes all iCloud emails that contain the phrase 'barely legal teens'. It doesn't send the messages to spam, or flag them, it just straight up deletes them, and there's nothing you can do about it." So, at least we can finally put that silly myth to rest that Apple respects users' privacy. They scan your emails, including attachments, just like everyone else.
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RE[2]: Correction
by steve_s on Wed 27th Feb 2013 08:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Correction"
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Google does.

Their advertising network is very sophisticated. My mother recently saw on a home shopping network on TV a bit about a particular brand of pans, and asked me to go to the web page for it. Ever since then a very high proportion of adverts I've seen on the web have been for those specific pans. I have two windows open on OSNews right now, and both are showing adverts for those pans. It feels like for the last week at least 1/3rd of the adverts I've seen have been those ones.

Google clearly and most definitely is selling my screen to third parties.

Google's ad network is linked into Gmail. They target ads there based on the content of emails you have received. It's the same ad network.

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RE[3]: Correction
by novad on Wed 27th Feb 2013 08:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Correction"
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Google clearly and most definitely is selling my screen to third parties.

Right... It's their core business to sell advertisement. When a service is "free" on Internet, you are the product (Google / fFacebook / ...)

Google is not better than any other for that.

They sell it at the same time the provide you with a "free" service... It's the same logic as the "free" phone you get when you take a 24 month contract with you carrier. You finally pay your phone on a monthly basis with your contract.

But don't mix up selling your screen and your personal info. Google uses internally the info they collected to provide you with targeted advertisement. They do NOT sell it to third parties (At least not for now)

You want to get rid of it? Do the following:

- delete your cookies
- Delete the info Google has stored about you (They are quiet transparent about that)

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RE[3]: Correction
by JAlexoid on Fri 1st Mar 2013 03:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Correction"
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You said that they sell you data, when in fact they don't.

Actually it's the website owners that sell that space. And it's not your space, it's the space that you agree to see in order to access content for free.

You may not like Google tracking you, but that is not a reason to make false claims. And if you know that Google does not sell your data, then that statement is a blatant lie.

PS: If you don't want Google to track you, then just opt-out of the targeted advertising(in Google's privacy panel). Like I did.

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