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Monday, May 20, 2019

Google Tracking What You Buy

Have known about this for a long time.  And before Google I knew that Amazon did this, and you could access it. When I found out about this I recall being impressed about being able to see that.  Don't remember of thinking about the privacy issue then.

Google tracks what you buy.  Article in TheVerge describe it:

Google has been tracking nearly everything you buy online — see for yourself with this tool

Google claims the little-known web tool keeps data private   By Nick Statt   @nickstatt  

Google has been quietly keeping track of nearly every single online purchase you’ve ever made, thanks to purchase receipts sent to your personal Gmail account, according to a new report today from CNBC. Even stranger: this information is made available to you via a private web tool that’s been active for an indeterminate amount of time. You can go view it here. .... ' 

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