Google's Adsense program

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Caulfield Man, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Quoting from http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/29/bennett_google_privacy/

    Google's targeted advertising program AdSense is even more intrusive
    than the controversial Phorm and NebuAd systems. For example, Gmail
    scans your personal communication for keywords - there is no opt-out,
    and using a secure tunnel is no protection. More recently, Google has
    stepped up the aggressiveness of its program by shifting the tracking
    cookie used by AdSense from an opt-in to an opt-out system of consent,
    where opting-out requires arcane knowledge on the part of the consumer.

    Can someone please explain how this 'opt-out' works in practice?

    Cheers
     
    Caulfield Man, Jun 30, 2009
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. gangle <> pinched out a steaming pile of<Md-
    >:

    >"Rôgêr" wrote
    >> Caulfield Man wrote:
    >> >
    >> > Quoting from
    >> > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/29/bennett_google_privacy/
    >> >
    >> > Google's targeted advertising program AdSense is even more

    intrusive
    >> > than the controversial Phorm and NebuAd systems. For example,

    Gmail
    >> > scans your personal communication for keywords - there is no opt-

    out,
    >> > and using a secure tunnel is no protection. More recently, Google

    has
    >> > stepped up the aggressiveness of its program by shifting the

    tracking
    >> > cookie used by AdSense from an opt-in to an opt-out system of

    consent,
    >> > where opting-out requires arcane knowledge on the part of the

    consumer.
    >> >
    >> > Can someone please explain how this 'opt-out' works in practice?

    >>
    >> http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

    >
    >It's a Catch 22 situation. Opting-out is cookies based, and requires
    >allowing for double-click cookies, and, therefore, removing

    doubleclick
    >from one's Host file. Since THAT is not sensible, there is no real way
    >to Opt-out.
    >
    >You can only see Major Major when he is not in. Catch 22.
    >
    >

    So set up and use your own hosts file.
    Mine is ginormous. I dont see any ads, ever.

    Jus Sayin[tm]
    ^_^
     
    §ñühw¤£f, Jun 30, 2009
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