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Mele20
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Re: [Info] Scroogled! Microsoft Gets Aggressive in Fight Against

said by digitalfutur:

I stopped using Google when I noticed that ads for products I had Googled started appearing in similar websites. e.g. an ad for a touchpad when I visited PC Magazine.

I'm Bing only now, uninstalled Chrome too mostly because IE10 on Win8 is faster, but the ad thing is another reason.

You actually see ADS? You don't block those? GEEEZZZ....

Just block the ads with the proxomitron or an ad blocker, use Fx with Google Sharing extension so Google cannot track you, you see no ads, you simply get good searches using Google through Google Sharng proxy.

If you use Bing, Microsoft tracks everything you do. So, why would you use it?
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said by Mele20:

If you use Bing, Microsoft tracks everything you do. So, why would you use it?

Because most people do not care about being tracked. It is when they start catching you that one needs to worry.

Mele20
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Then it is too late to worry. You are already owned and you can't do anything about it...welcome to Brave New World.


LLigetfa

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said by Mele20:

You actually see ADS? You don't block those? GEEEZZZ....

THis thread is not about ads on web pages. It is about google shopping formerly known as www.froogle.com

Blocking ads doesn't stop you from being scroogled on froogle.
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NormanS
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said by Mele20:

You actually see ADS? You don't block those? GEEEZZZ....

I don't see web page ads any more than I see newspaper, or magazine ads.

Just block the ads with the proxomitron or an ad blocker ...

Nor do I spend time with Sharpie in hand blocking print ads.

... use Fx with Google Sharing extension so Google cannot track you, you see no ads, you simply get good searches using Google through Google Sharng proxy.

If you use Bing, Microsoft tracks everything you do. So, why would you use it?

Not sure I know what good it does for Microsoft, Google, or Yahoo! to track me. I buy very little online; mostly esoteric stuff that won't interest 95% of your, "sheeple". I don't go where the crowd goes. In a sense, I "stand out" because I don't do things to blend in.

BTW, how do you find an invisible man? You fill the room with smoke.
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said by Mele20:

If you use Bing, Microsoft tracks everything you do. So, why would you use it?

Because I don't want Google tracking everything I do.
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said by vaxvms:

said by Mele20:

If you use Bing, Microsoft tracks everything you do. So, why would you use it?

Because I don't want Google tracking everything I do.

Then use Fx and Google Sharing extension. Problem solved.

»www.abine.com/googlesharing/
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AVD
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said by LLigetfa:

said by Mele20:

You actually see ADS? You don't block those? GEEEZZZ....

THis thread is not about ads on web pages. It is about google shopping formerly known as www.froogle.com

Blocking ads doesn't stop you from being scroogled on froogle.

who uses google shopping in the first place. In any case its purely transparent that the shop pays to be included.

Are google search results biased? This would be the real scandal.

Typical MS B$. The days of competing on only marketing are over.
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LLigetfa

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said by AVD:

who uses google shopping in the first place.

I use it all the time to get a quick simple benchmark of street price. I don't choose a vendor from the list offered by froogle.
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