[FoRK] awesome firefox extension
<sateesh.narahari at gmail.com> on
Thu Nov 1 15:47:16 PDT 2007
It might be detecting AU location based on your IP address, not
cookies. Yahoo is no different either, I went to my.yahoo.com without
logging in, and saw that they had local news for Denver - so, they
must have had figured it out from my originating IP address.
It would be cool if we setup VPNs around the world and fool these
location-based targeted ads. So, I can do searches while connected to
a VPN server in Africa, and not be bothered by Hoodia ads.
On 11/1/07, silky <michaelslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> note that this doesn't work, well, with the 'newer' releases of gmail
> yet, and also it is actually supported by google because you'll notice
> that by default it doesn't do anything to help your privacy. i do love
> it though.
> but i don't believe the cookie randomisation actually works.
> for example, if i log in to gmail.google.com, it still recognises me
> at www.google.com.AU (note country-specific domain). massive privacy
> invasion, imho, and one of the reasons i've now moved to yahoo for
> i'd be wary using this extension for any real privacy reasons ...
> On 11/2/07, Sat N <sateesh.narahari at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Might be old news to some of you, but when I found that I can block
> > Google from building my personal profile, I had to try it.
> > It also blocks Google ads, and Google analytics. Get it before Google
> > legal shuts them down.
> > www.customizegoogle.com
> > Wonder if this is developed using greasemonkey.
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