why google does it and the infinite accounts issue
Posted Aug 15, 2006 9:09 UTC (Tue) by berntsen
In reply to: why google does it and the infinite accounts issue
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I assume you are affiliated with google, and if so I appreciate your response.
But I think you misunderstand me a bit. When I say personalised I do not mean that you find out which person is behind a user id (a cookie) and provide better services because you know the 'person' (by looking at interests on the persons home page, e.g).
What I mean is, e.g., that if a person searches a lot for java and always follows the coffee links rather than the programming language links, you will alter the rating for the cookie such that coffee related java links will appear on top. Likewise you will present him coffee related ads rather than programmning related ads.
Of course I can think paranoid thoughts (in these days where conspiracy theories bloom in the cinemas) that Google has research teams writing algorithms to automatically find the person behind any cookie, and that NSA or whatever has full access to your logs and uses it for whatever, ;-) But that was not my point at all.
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