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Google Behavioral Ads Preferences: Opt-Out or Allow?

Google has made public an Ads Preferences site that includes the video below and allows you to opt-out of a cookie assigned to your browser. The cookie is assigned interest categories based on sites you’ve visited that show Google Ads. The video doesn’t say explicitly whether that includes sites showing DoubleClick display ads or just Adsense Ads or just Google search ads, or all google advertising wherever it may appear. But it’s a good bet that it considers all of them. If you want to see what Google knows ofRead More

TSA Song to the Tune of ‘Come Fly with Me’

Counting down to National Opt-Out Day on November 24th 2010, this great spoof video was created to the tune of the 1958 recording by Frank Sinatra called “Come Fly With Me” a tune used in the 1963 film with the same name. Lyrics by Iowahawk Comply with me, before you fly away remove those shoes and I’ll take a cruise through my peek-a-boo x-ray Comply with me, I’m your friendly TSA Comply with me, you domestic coach class bums If you opt out, I’ll just give a shout to myRead More

Consumer Watchdog Invites Google to Participate in Internet Policy Conference

See the Google Ice Cream Man Video below. SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Consumer Watchdog today invited Google to participate in a conference, “Google, The Internet And The Future,” that the nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group plans to host in Washington this fall as part of its Inside Google project. The invitation came in a letter to CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. It was prompted by Google’s promotional campaign this week in Washington highlighting its privacy tools and a House Judiciary Subcommittee onRead More