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Like a grotty data addict desperately jonesing for its next fix, Google just can't stop misbehaving

John Robson Silver badge

It's not that you should stop using google's services...

It's that google shouldn't be allowed to monetise the data they have on literally everyone - whether or not they use google's services.

I don't mind being shown ads relevant to the search I just made, or to the contents of an email I am reading (though that is slightly creepy it is also funding a service I am using.

I do object to the near universal tracking which is going on - and the sheer number of companies doing said tracking.

There is a not insignificant body of evidence to suggest that more than a few recent elections/polls were heavily influenced by people leveraging this data.

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