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Author Topic: Webfind: Brave uncovers Google’s GDPR workaround  (Read 372 times)

Edvard

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Webfind: Brave uncovers Google’s GDPR workaround
« on: September 08, 2019, 12:46 PM »
Brave presents new RTB evidence, and has uncovered a mechanism by which Google appears to be circumventing its purported GDPR privacy protections.

https://brave.com/go...gle-gdpr-workaround/

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from https://brave.com/ via CodeProject News: https://www.codeproj...cript/News/List.aspx

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Re: Webfind: Brave uncovers Google’s GDPR workaround
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2019, 03:07 PM »
Interesting news. I do have to say, something about the fact that the guy who wrote the article referred to himself and quoted himself in the third-person several times throughout just seems "off" to me. It seems a bit misleading.

Nonetheless, I can't say I'm surprised by the news. As someone who used to be a big proponent of Google and their services, it's sad to see what's become of them.

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Re: Webfind: Brave uncovers Google’s GDPR workaround
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 04:55 PM »
Interesting news. I do have to say, something about the fact that the guy who wrote the article referred to himself and quoted himself in the third-person several times throughout just seems "off" to me. It seems a bit misleading.

Nonetheless, I can't say I'm surprised by the news. As someone who used to be a big proponent of Google and their services, it's sad to see what's become of them.

How was the saying: "Die as a hero else you live long enough to become the villain". Or something like that.

Google, after becoming a daughter-company of Alphabet, slid down the slippery slope even faster than it did when it was a single entity. At least, that is the impression I got from them. But not all blame lies with them. Companies/corporations that (mis-)use the collected data need to be blamed too. And shamed as well, even after paying a heavy fine. Perhaps things would fix themselves if heads of these companies become personally and therefore financially responsible for collected data.

After all, one learns lessons much quicker when it either financially or physically hurts.

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Re: Webfind: Brave uncovers Google’s GDPR workaround
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 05:39 AM »
Well nothing can run for free for too long. Some monetary involvement is required, in shape of 'donation', 'advertisements', 'selling of user data' etc.

And 'selling of user data' is much more lucrative and gives high returns, as known to Facebook, Google and now Microsoft etc.
 
So they will always try to find out a way to 'earn' for their 'free' services.

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Anand

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Re: Webfind: Brave uncovers Google’s GDPR workaround
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 09:20 AM »
Google searches now have TONS of ADS on each page.

It used to be two or three, now most of the page can be ads.