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Facebook and Google are intertwined. If I google "flight simulators", my FB page becomes riddled with ads for.......flight simulators.
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Ahaha welcome to the internet, my friends!

 

If you subscribe to the idea that the words "internet" and "privacy" go together, you are gravely mistaken!

 

If you want to keep something secret or "down low" on the internet ... don't.

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To look at it from the "half full"perspective, you're famous now :) On a serious note, I understand your frustration, but alas its the way things have gone.

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Isn't the review made public in the first place???? And if so, Google can and will index it. It's a review!

 

Exactly. All search engines crawl through all publicly available websites indexing everything they can. This is what makes them useful. It's also handy for others trying to figure out what to buy if they can find as many reviews as possible.

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Facebook and Google are intertwined. If I google "flight simulators", my FB page becomes riddled with ads for.......flight simulators.

 

You can opt out of at least some of that.

 

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-ad-tracking

 

Similarly, Facebook's tracking can be cut back.

 

https://www.wired.com/2014/06/facebook-ad-tracking/

 

http://optout.aboutads.info/#!/

 

You can also use tools like the EFF's Privacy Badger to limit tracking too.

 

https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

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Facebook and Google are intertwined. If I google "flight simulators", my FB page becomes riddled with ads for.......flight simulators.

 

You're saving cookies for one. But there are other ways to metric browsers.

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It can come in handy as well.

There was a guy in prison due to be released in a couple of weeks, his wife said on her last visit the garden is in a mess and when he comes out he can get busy on it.

So he sent her an email the next day saying, "When I come out in a couple of weeks we can live it up and go on a World cruise, don't worry about the cost because I buried the money in the garden."

The next day a team of police turned up and dug the garden over.

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So, no more reviews for me.

I've had an IT guy come over, and he deleted all my Google and Bing Data, urged me to only use "Ixquick' as a search engine, and put me on a VPN (which erases my IP address). As an additional option, I could encrypt my data using the 'Tor' program. I already use 'Hushmail' as an E-Mail program; it is secure (It's only $30 per year).

 

Cheers.

And continue the fight against Google, Bing and Yahoo.

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Whatever is my most popular search topics/words, or whatever I search on amazon, I am 100% guaranteed that the next day I will see ads that are related to what I search. Example, when I'm searching FSX a lot, I get FS Pilot Shop ads, or when I'm searching on Amazon for some speakers or R/C airplane parts, those show up as ads too. Heck, I also love playing american truck simulator, and when I search up that or anything related to trucking, I get ads with trucking. Just the way how things work nowadays. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

Bottom line, you have near zero privacy when your on the internet, even in incognito. If google isn't tracking you, the NSA or FBI is always tracking your searches. Your searches are ALWAYS tracked 24/7.

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A VPN can be relatively fast, not as fast as your ISP speed, but certainly faster than Tor. Tor is riddled with problems and I wouldn't use it. You could however use Tor with the VPN. I use my VPN with a double hop and then Tor when I need to do some things. If you use Tor without the VPN, then the exit node can be sniffed. Not to mention god knows who runs the nodes. I know that the FBI has their nose in Tor and so does the NSA.
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