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Google has been accused of using hidden webpages that are assigned to users to provide more information to advertisers about their every move online.

The allegation has been added to a complaint lodged with the Irish Data Protection Commission.

The tech firm insists it acts in accordance with EU privacy laws.

It comes a day after Google was fined $170m (£138m) by a US watchdog for illegally capturing data from children and targeting them with adverts.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: September 5th, 2019

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49593830

Discussion

  1. A police officer “said he discovered hidden webpages that had a unique address. It acted as an identifier, which was unique to him. This so-called pseudonymous marker, when combined with cookies, can help track user activity across the web, he claims.” Should Google be allowed to anonymously track everything you do?
  2. How could you stop Google tracking you?

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