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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Google Changes How Ads Track People Around the Internet

Had been reported on some time ago, devil will be in the details as they emerge in context, 

Google Totally Changing How Ads Track People Around the Internet  By The Washington Post, June 18, 2021

It's a common sight: Ads from that time you Googled flights to Cancún, or visited Nike to look for new running shoes, following you around the Internet.

Much of that tracking is made possible by cookies — little bits of code that jump off websites and lodge themselves in your browser, allowing new sites you visit to see where you've been before. Facebook and Google, the two most profitable advertising companies in history, use cookies to show ads across the Web based on info gathered on their own sites and social media networks.

But that's all changing. Google has vowed to block cookies completely on its Chrome browser, which is used by around 70 percent of the world's desktop computer owners, by the beginning of 2022. The decision, announced last year, sent shock waves through the advertising world, which has maintained revenue from tracking is necessary to fund a largely free Web.

From The Washington Post

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