Reply to post: Re: Big data is as good as you let it be.

'Google catches us in an invisible web of our personal data without telling us'

John Brown (no body) Silver badge
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Re: Big data is as good as you let it be.

If you have a fixed or near-fixed IP address, most users will be tracked even without ever knowingly using a Google service, which is the point of the original article, unless they install ad-blockers, cookie blockers and other tracking inhibiters. And even then, there are server logs.

So, while you relax in your ivory tower, spare a thought the rest of the worlds internet population who may not be quite up to your genius level.

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