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Google Secretly Tracks What You Buy Offline Using Mastercard Data
« on: September 04, 2018, 04:54:50 PM »
I guess we know now why Google dropped the "Don't Be Evil" motto.

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Over a week after Google admitted the company tracks users' location even after they disable location history, it has now been revealed that the tech giant has signed a secret deal with Mastercard that allows it to track what users buy offline.

Google has paid Mastercard millions of dollars in exchange to access this information.

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Re: Google Secretly Tracks What You Buy Offline Using Mastercard Data
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 05:13:43 PM »
Sounds frightful!
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Re: Google Secretly Tracks What You Buy Offline Using Mastercard Data
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 05:30:35 PM »
It sure does, Frands.


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Re: Google Secretly Tracks What You Buy Offline Using Mastercard Data
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 05:36:29 PM »
It sure does, Frands.

I'm just wondering how it can be legal at all.
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Re: Google Secretly Tracks What You Buy Offline Using Mastercard Data
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 07:21:08 PM »
I'm glad I don't use Mastercard or Android ;)