Google is evil, part Deux.

Google ‘paid millions to Mastercard to track credit card spending’ to find out whether people are being successfully influenced by its online adverts

  • Multi-million dollar agreement between the firms took four years to negotiate
  • Google can link purchases of Mastercard customers to their email addresses
  • These addresses are used to track the online activity of those credit card users 
  • This information allows Google to tell if you look at an online advertisement in your web browser or app, then later buy the product in a physical store  

Adblocker stops this.  That is why so many sites have become aggressive towards visitors that use it.  These companies have no morals, no morals at all.

I use both Adblocker and Block Site.  When a site blanks the screen and demands I whitelist them or disable Adblocker, I block the site.  Then I won’t be directed there by a blind link.

 

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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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One Response to Google is evil, part Deux.

  1. paul says:

    I use AdBlockPlus. Also, DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials which shows the trackers it blocks. I’m adding them to my HOSTS file. So far, nothing I care about is broken.

    I can upload my file if you would like a look.

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