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Re: [newtech-1] Creepy Google Issue

From: mark p.
Sent on: Monday, March 18, 2013 11:57 AM
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On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:09 AM, Jay Wengang Ji <[address removed]> wrote:
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> In general I felt fascinating that all my searches and stuff are linked together in a graph or even more dimensions.
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> And as long as my password protected infor is not searchable online I am fine. If I dont want others to know some searches I turn private browsing on.
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> From: Dianna Antlocer <[address removed]>
> Date: 03/17/2013 2:22 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: [address removed]
> Subject: Re: [newtech-1] Creepy Google Issue
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> Steve was referring to reburton about the retargeting.
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> To surmise about Google - people search has a lot of public record info and ties people who are possibly related together.  Maybe they have that included in their databases? Try a search on yourself and your wife separately and see what's out there.
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> On Mar 17, 2013, at 2:11 PM, Steve Sebestyen <[address removed]> wrote:
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> James,
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> From what I know and have read about retargeting it doesn't appear to apply in the case I've mentioned.
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> Retargeting is focused on a specific user or shared computer. It doesn't appear to be used across different profiles. At least that's my understanding.
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> Thanks,
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> Steve Sebestyen
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> On Mar 17,[masked]:55 PM, "james" <[address removed]> wrote:
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>> One new word for you:
>> ReTargeting - google it!
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>> On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 1:06 PM, rburton <[address removed]> wrote:
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>>> It gets worse.
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>>> I did a search on Eames chair via google and I saw ads on Facebook for Eames Chairs minutes later. I also seen things searched on amazon show up on my Facebook ads as well not soon after.
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>>> I never had a linkage between two accounts, but I'm guessing they find that information highly valuable for marketing.
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>>> On Sunday, March 17, 2013, Steve Sebestyen wrote:
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>>>> Considering a similar thread I saw this morning regarding Google I'd like to ping the group to share a creepy experience and see if perhaps others have had a similar experience.
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>>>> This morning my wife grabbed her phone to do a search for activities at Chelsea Piers. She followed that up with another inquiry for hours at a local mall. Five minutes later I launched Google Now for stock updates and what do I see? At the top of the Google Now window was a map and approximate time to Chelsea Piers. I was pretty astonished that Google had linked my wife's search to me somehow. Our accounts are only linked via Google Calendar but no event was created by her.
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>>>> I then followed up with a search. As I began the query with our local town it auto-completed it with mall hours. The very same query my wife ran. That was too much for my comfort.
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>>>> I've unlinked our accounts in every way I can think of barring a complete deletion of my account.
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>>>> The only other vector I can imagine Google uses to provide such creepy behavior is that both of our phones were connected to our WiFi AP and therefore share a common external IP. Still, for me that's too much of a 'seamless experience'.
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>>>> Has anyone experienced anything like this?
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>>>> Steve Sebestyen
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