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Title: Google Secretly Tracks What You Buy Offline Using Mastercard Data
Post by: Corrine 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.

Full story at Google Secretly Tracks What You Buy Offline Using Mastercard Data (https://thehackernews.com/2018/09/google-mastercard-advertising.html)
Title: Re: Google Secretly Tracks What You Buy Offline Using Mastercard Data
Post by: Frands on September 04, 2018, 05:13:43 PM
Sounds frightful!(https://www.classicrockforums.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/bur2.gif)
Title: Re: Google Secretly Tracks What You Buy Offline Using Mastercard Data
Post by: Corrine on September 04, 2018, 05:30:35 PM
It sure does, Frands.
Title: Re: Google Secretly Tracks What You Buy Offline Using Mastercard Data
Post by: Frands on September 04, 2018, 05:36:29 PM
It sure does, Frands.

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