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On my computers (and phone) running Chrome it's painfully obvious that I'm being studied and tracked.
I think I had a thread on here weeks ago about my phone, which runs Chrome, throwing out some pretty targeted ads and YouTube (Google) recommendations. Some based on obscure conversations within earshot of the phone but not things that I'd actually even searched using Google. For instance, I'd be on Amazon and see ads for Pike's Peak, a place I've never been to or researched but had a conversation about with my dad 2 hours beforehand. Also notice how many ads are based on location. Take your phone or laptop on a business trip and notice how many things are based on location.I'll bite - how is it 'painfully obvious" you're being studied and tracked..?? I'm not disagreeing that Google collects data, but how is it "painfully obvious"...??