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Arizona sues Google over tracking
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Posted By: Ribicon, 5/28/2020 11:55:42 AM

Arizona sued Google this week, alleging the big tech company engaged in deceptive and unfair business practices to obtain users’ location data for advertising purposes in order to gain a profit. The 50-page complaint alleges Google tracks the location of its users even if the consumer had disabled the tracker. After a roughly two-year probe, Arizona says Google also makes it confusing and increasingly difficult for a consumer to opt-out of the tracking and information collection. “While Google users are led to believe they can opt-out of location tracking, the company exploits other avenues to invade personal privacy,”

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The data mining done by Facebook, Google, et al should be banned entirely.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Plex 5/28/2020 12:08:44 PM (No. 424481)
then be prepared to pay for the service
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/28/2020 12:10:54 PM (No. 424485)
Duck Duck Go for what it's worth. Google gets its licks in any way you cut it.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: fishbone 5/28/2020 12:11:41 PM (No. 424486)
Easy. I don't use them anyway.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Proud Texan 5/28/2020 12:11:41 PM (No. 424487)
#1 should know that they keep tracking you then too. They can alays sell the information to China.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 5/28/2020 12:16:29 PM (No. 424489)
Google is evil.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo 5/28/2020 12:46:37 PM (No. 424523)
I hate to say it, but it's probably buried in the 200-page Terms of Use that everyone automatically consents to when using such "free" services.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: HotRod 5/28/2020 2:00:36 PM (No. 424584)
I wish Florida would join in. The same thing happens here.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JL80863 5/28/2020 6:58:30 PM (No. 424741)
Big tech consistently lies about the data they collect. Maybe it's time for some big gun anti-trust action. Google in particular has always lied about what they do.
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