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 Post subject: Internet History Tracking - Proof Positive
Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:02 am 
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Over the last few weeks, I have noticed that almost every Google Ad displayed on websites is related to a website I previously visited. For instance, this morning I was looking at telescopes and accessories on The next few websites I visited while searching for engineering headlines had at least one Google Ad related to telescopes. Here is an example from the website that actually has a ad. If I empty the browser cache, it stops. Coincidence? I don't think so.


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 Post subject: Re: Internet History Tracking - Proof Positive
Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 7:54 am 

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Hi Kurt. I've noticed that for a long time. Surprised it took you this long. Congress is working on laws to limit or prevent the practice. Try using the Incognito mode of Chrome to prevent it. I think IE might have a stealth mode too.

Posted  11/12/2012