[talk] Personalization II

N.J. Thomas njt at ayvali.org
Mon Jul 31 14:55:46 EDT 2017

* Sujit K M <kmsujit at gmail.com> [2017-07-30 18:42:51+0530]:
> On furthur analysis of the sort of ads I am getting. I saw on a third party
> site a mobile which I have purchased and also the mobile which my
> wife had purchased. So how did this happen?

A coworker who is fastidious about online privacy and security had the
same thing happen to him. His wife purchased something online that he
very shortly after received ads for.

He suspects the credit card transaction data was sold to Google.

OBC (Obligatory BSD Content): If you're browser supports it, run the
uBlock Origin browser plugin. It runs great on Firefox on FreeBSD and
macOS (I believe it runs on other browsers as well). While this wouldn't
prevent the sale of your credit card data, it does a pretty good job of
blocking ads.


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