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Delete Google Maps? Go ahead, says Google, we'll still track you

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The alternatives to targeted advertising, which as you note is more valuable to advertisers (so pays better) are:

* You get bombarded with irrelevant ads in a more annoying way (more of those autoplay video ads, JS popups etc) because it's the only way they can get advertisers to pay them enough to afford to pay the bills

* You end up just paying for content instead of the internet being full of free stuff (no one wants to do this)

So to be fair I can see why they do it. They money has to come from somewhere. Ideally we'd have something like Google Contributor so you can pay the equivalent of what sites would've received for showing you an ad, but surprise, it's never got off the ground (because no one wants to pay for content)

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