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blackbootz  ·  1047 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Google just launched My Activity

veen, what do you think? Is there anything significant about this launch? I'm not sure what to make of it yet.

veen  ·  1047 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, I mostly found it interesting because it shows your digital footprint and Google's panopticon so eerily well. Even when I thought I had most of the privacy settings turned to paranoid, I still have more than 400 items a day on that activity log just from using Chrome and using an Android phone. I, for example, didn't know that Google stored the amount of times I looked at Whatsapp. I don't really understand why they or any advertiser would care.

OftenBen  ·  1047 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I don't really understand why they or any advertiser would care.

Every time you open an app it's an opportunity to get you to look at something that might make you buy something later on down the line. Regardless of whether or not that space is being used for advertising, it displays a trend in behavior.

flagamuffin  ·  1047 days ago  ·  link  ·  

you all should have had all of this shit turned off this whole time anyway

someguyfromcanada  ·  1046 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have nothing since October of 2014 and very little before that. Not sure if this is not working for me.

iza  ·  1047 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The same data was already available but it's nice to have it all in one place.