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Offline DavidA

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No hiding place.
« on: February 03, 2016, 10:37:14 AM »
A few days back I came across a possibly interesting site whilst browsing around.
So I clicked on it's URL.
And the home page appeared. But so did a notice saying that they could not deliver to Keighley (my home town).

The intriguing thing is I hadn't entered any details at all.

So the companies system must have checked my ISP as soon as the contact was made.

It's getting easier to become paranoid these days.

Dave.

Offline awemawson

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Re: No hiding place.
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 10:52:59 AM »
We are being tracked and recorded in every interaction on the web  :bugeye:

Google knows all your searches - if you go trawling around it's amazing how many 'targeted adverts get shown to you. We have some holiday cottages on the farm, and I'm a fairly frequent visitor to the booking agents site (Cottages.com). I find it amusing to have my own cottages pushed under my nose when on other sites - no I'm not going to book them !!!

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Offline chipenter

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Re: No hiding place.
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 02:12:46 PM »
Google are not perfect I am aparantly in Gravesend only 50 miles out .
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Offline SteveT

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Re: No hiding place.
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 02:37:05 PM »
If you have a Android smartphone have a look at the updated Google Maps if your time line is turned on it will track every place you have visited by date and time.
Now that is big brother  :wack:
 
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Re: No hiding place.
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 04:41:30 PM »
Google are not perfect I am aparantly in Gravesend only 50 miles out .

Funny that I AM in Gravesend but Google thinks I'm in Grays or Tilbury. It's not magic they take your location from the hostname your provider generates.

Offline Houtenkrullen

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Re: No hiding place.
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2016, 02:39:00 AM »
If you don't want Google to record your searches there are alternatives that don't track. Like duckduckgo.com for example. I am using it for some time as a default search engine and am very satisfied.
That's only part of the problem as Google is "infiltrating" and buying all kinds of other much used services, and others are doing comparable things, even in the operating systems of your devices. I am afraid it is becoming unavoidable, although I don't like it :'(
Peter

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Re: No hiding place.
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 06:58:07 AM »
 Pete,

...Google are not perfect I am aparantly in Gravesend only 50 miles out ...

A similar thing happened to me.
Someone once posted a Google Earth picture of where they said I lived. It was still inside the town borough area, but five mile away.

Dave.