The headline reads, “Google to Stop Selling Ads Based on Your Specific Web Browsing”. Do you believe that? I don’t. I believe that they have reached such ad space dominance that they’ve found a way to crush competitors. Their only concern is squeezing more dollars from connecting users to advertisers. The only reason for them to do what is reported here is if they have found a better way to track what you do and cut out others at the same time.
In the U.K., the Competition and Markets Authority, the country’s top antitrust regulator, last month opened a formal probe into Google’s phasing out of third-party cookies from its Chrome browser. The probe stemmed from a complaint from a group of marketers that argued Google’s plan would cement the company’s heft in the online advertising space.Wall Street Journal
I’ve never been concerned much with what Google does in the advertising space. I truly don’t care about the ads they push. What I do care about is their increasing roll in cooperation with the government. Your data has no place being used for government purposes without a warrant. Some company wants to sell me boots? Fine. The government wants to know what I’m reading? Nope.