In the people who manage Google - and their Geolocation being permanently switched on; and only returning results in your own back yard....
Geolocation? Or targetted ADVERTISING
I mean YES I can see this as being useful.....
But at the same time I am sick of CORPORATION USA - sticking me under the fucking microscope - given that the Mozilla Foundation (Firefox) make about $90 Million from Google and their advertising revenue...
Advertising people doing things to me without my consent or requesting it - are just arseholes anyway.
And 99% of the time this is NOT wanted or needed.
Don't you stupid people at Google ever get it?
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I didn't ask for you to only provide searches in my own back yard...
Noooooooooooo I didn't ask you to start fucking with the results that I wanted to get....
AND NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I don't want a GOOGLE PROFILE // or Side Wiki - just to leave a comment....
I do NOT have any Google Toolbar or Sidewiki installed......
Don't you morons ever give up?
Could Google invade our privacy more? I, like Fawn, don't have the toolbar downloaded. I think we should be able to disable this when and where we would like. I do research often and, at times, I really need it to NOT search the area I am searching from at all. This is a really pathetic way to search. Why should Google get to decide the region my terms will be searched? I, alone, should decide this. I know what I'm searching for and I know what criteria I need to use while searching. How dare Google set a criteria for me and limit my search based on their own criteria? I'm going to use another search engine from now on--one that doesn't FORCE me to use Region B, United States to gather data when I need to use Region U, Africa. My other option is to use Google search while in an incognito window. I'm still not sure this will allow me to search the way I need.
I don't like this feature. I don't even have Google Toolbar installed and it is still detecting my location. I don't want this and don't seem to know how to get rid of it. What a dumb idea. I tried signing out and using Google but it still shows my location. Get rid of this useless feature.
My Location - EPIC FAIL!!! What a useless feature google! Apart from the fact that my location is none of your business, I can no longer search the world wideweb AND there is no Location option in the tools menu for me to change. I am more than capable of refining my search results myself, and don't need yourunhelpful, unwanted useless assistance that I can't manually fix!
Can't stand the fact that I can't change my location. Just because I live in Malaysia, doesn't necessarily mean I want to read only Malaysian news. Welcome tothe 21st century Google and globalization...arrrghhhh
location based customization
Quote from google support
'Therefore, we haven't provided a way to turn off location customization, although we've made it easy for you to set your own location or to customize using a general location as broad as the country that matches your local domain.'
This has to be a JOKE!!!! I try to choose another location and it says that it's not part of Australia. No kidding...I'm looking for stuff in the US. Think vacation trips...think buying stuff. Enable the disabling feature NOW!!!
My Location = breach of my privacy. . . !
This feature is completely out of order. Google you must listen to your users not your advertisers......... This feature is designed to generate revenue for Google not to make users search results any better. Get this feature removed or there will be a mass exit of users. . . . There are other search engines and you should remember that before you invade your users privacy. I have toolbar and have disabled my location yet on google pages it is still trying to guess my location. STOP IT RIGHT NOW.!
Location of Search Results Are to be determined by the person searching
Google is restricting the search results and defeating the purpose of searching the World Wide Web.
What’s the point of a search engine that doesn’t search the entire web for results throughout the world? If I want to refine the search results based on location I will do so including them in my search parameters as per my requirement/choice. I always look for search results throughout the world for solutions.
This is a Fail Feature making me want to use other search engines
My location is none of their business if I want to refine my search by putting in location info that's my choice not yours.
I am very upset that even tho I do not use the tool bar the My location thing is there with no way for me to change that. That is an invasion of my privacy no wonder there are class action suits against you.
You didn't learn anything with that whole Buzz mess I see. Shame on you telling us how you protect our privacy, when you are selling us out like everone else!!
Firefox users, here is how to turn off your geo location ID
1. Navigate to the site to which you've granted permission.
(Actually, I didn't realize I gave anyone permission to locate me on the map...)
2. Go to the TOOLS Menu and select PAGE INFO
3. Select the PERMISSIONS Tab
4. Change the setting for SHARE LOCATION.
(I chose BLOCK) and opted out.
Didn't want to quit using Firefox as a browser, so hope this helps someone. Chrome and Safari work when Firefox acts buggy. As a Mac User I stay away from IE. As a PC user we can use IE, but we prefer Firefox for ease of familiarity. Plus it's an open source and the community rocks with the widgets, plug ins, extensions and support.
So as far as the people who manage Google and their REALLY STUPID mind fuck impositions...
Youtube is - without addblock, element block and other gear - it's totally up shit creek with the saturation advertising.
Google - or the people who run it - are SO completely and stupidly insensitive to even "screw your head in a vice" style of reality checks.....
And they are soooooooooo invasive and lacking in sensitivity.... like if I don't want or need a new car, then how does an add for a new car help me? It doesn't. So how does the logic of sticking 500 adds for new cars in my face, in my time, improve the situation. And how does sticking 5000 car adds in every video, webpage, youtube user content video, etc., etc., etc... improve the grating of the imposition?
It doesn't - and yet the idiots who run Google keep doing it and they keep on making the impositions more crazy and worse.
Google TV = Pass; and by that I mean watching it, or developing for it.