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Help - How Is Google Tracking Me On My Seaches??

 
LADY ENIGMA
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Help - How Is Google Tracking Me On My Seaches??
Any computer, internet geeks here that can help me figure this out?

I never noticed this before but Google is tracking my searches. I recently made a plane reservation with Southwest and a car rental for an upcoming trip. Now whenever I do a search for anything, it starts to bring up Southwest Airlines and or rental companies in the search field, no matter what I type in. Weird and troublesome.

I use FireFox, my cookies are disabled and don't have anything that I can find on my computer or saved in my browser.

Any suggestions on this?

tantrum

Last Edited by LADY ENIGMA on 09/09/2013 02:31 PM
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Do you have a google account?
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Do you have a google account?
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Nope, I stay away from all that!!!
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No gmail? No youtube? Google+?
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09/09/2013 02:36 PM
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cookies
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and 'flash' cookies

[link to www.google.com]


This so-called behavioral targeting is coming under scrutiny, in part since Google bought one of the largest practitioners — DoubleClick — and recently announced it would start using its troves of user data to deliver targeted ads. Its main money makers, the small text ads next to search results and on websites across the net, simply rely on the words in a search or on a webpage to place ads, a tactic known as contextual ads.

Last Edited by Mionel Landrake on 09/09/2013 02:38 PM
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Hook up DoNotTrackMe and use Duck Duck Go, not Google.
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like buttons such as FB, G+, Twatter etc all track EVERY page you visit.

Including THIS one.

Unless you block them in settings
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like buttons such as FB, G+, Twatter etc all track EVERY page you visit.

Including THIS one.

Unless you block them in settings
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Wise words.
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They do know your location, and search results will be close to your area.
Try using a proxy service and do a similar search.
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09/09/2013 02:40 PM
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use startpage
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Any computer, internet geeks here that can help me figure this out?

I never noticed this before but Google is tracking my searches. I recently made a plane reservation with Southwest and a car rental for an upcoming trip. Now whenever I do a search for anything, it starts to bring up Southwest Airlines and or rental companies in the search field, no matter what I type in. Weird and troublesome.

I use FireFox, my cookies are disabled and don't have anything that I can find on my computer or saved in my browser.

Any suggestions on this?

tantrum
 Quoting: LADY ENIGMA


edit host file

[link to how-to.wikia.com]

i have this of them blocked:

# Google tracking sites:
127.0.0.1 google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 adservices.google.com
127.0.0.1 pagead.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 fusion.google.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 partner.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 pubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 urchin.com
127.0.0.1 service.urchin.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com/ga.js
127.0.0.1 [link to www.google-analytics.com]
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Any computer, internet geeks here that can help me figure this out?

I never noticed this before but Google is tracking my searches. I recently made a plane reservation with Southwest and a car rental for an upcoming trip. Now whenever I do a search for anything, it starts to bring up Southwest Airlines and or rental companies in the search field, no matter what I type in. Weird and troublesome.

I use FireFox, my cookies are disabled and don't have anything that I can find on my computer or saved in my browser.

Any suggestions on this?

tantrum
 Quoting: LADY ENIGMA


edit host file

[link to how-to.wikia.com]

i have this of them blocked:

# Google tracking sites:
127.0.0.1 google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 adservices.google.com
127.0.0.1 pagead.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 fusion.google.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 partner.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 pubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 urchin.com
127.0.0.1 service.urchin.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com/ga.js
127.0.0.1 [link to www.google-analytics.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46523533


and more paranoic:

NoScript Security Suite add ons for browsers

[link to addons.mozilla.org (secure)]
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Any computer, internet geeks here that can help me figure this out?

I never noticed this before but Google is tracking my searches. I recently made a plane reservation with Southwest and a car rental for an upcoming trip. Now whenever I do a search for anything, it starts to bring up Southwest Airlines and or rental companies in the search field, no matter what I type in. Weird and troublesome.

I use FireFox, my cookies are disabled and don't have anything that I can find on my computer or saved in my browser.

Any suggestions on this?

tantrum
 Quoting: LADY ENIGMA


edit host file

[link to how-to.wikia.com]

i have this of them blocked:

# Google tracking sites:
127.0.0.1 google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 adservices.google.com
127.0.0.1 pagead.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 fusion.google.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 partner.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 pubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 urchin.com
127.0.0.1 service.urchin.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com/ga.js
127.0.0.1 [link to www.google-analytics.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46523533


and more paranoic:

NoScript Security Suite add ons for browsers

[link to addons.mozilla.org (secure)]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46523533


All good stuff. Get busy OP!!
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and this:

how to make the internet not suck (as much)

[link to someonewhocares.org]
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09/09/2013 02:47 PM

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If you have a static IP they can use your IP address instead of cookies.
Those who want to edit their hosts file should take a look at
[link to someonewhocares.org]
"The world will soon wake up to the reality that everyone is broke and can collect nothing from the bankrupt, who are owed unlimited amounts by the insolvent, who are attempting to make late payments on a bank holiday in the wrong country, with an unacceptable currency, against defaulted collateral, of which nobody is sure who holds title."

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
LADY ENIGMA (OP)

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09/09/2013 02:48 PM
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No gmail? No youtube? Google+?
 Quoting: MaybeTrollingU


None of that, I use a personal domain name for my email account. I don't go on YouTube, FaceBook or Twitter.

I'm concerned about this, they are getting around not using Cookies and I want to know how they are doing it?

In the meantime, I will look into some of the suggestions and I certainly won't be using Google anymore.

grumpy2
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use tor browser so much better than a proxy... the military uses tor browser for their systems.bump
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09/09/2013 02:53 PM
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Any computer, internet geeks here that can help me figure this out?

I never noticed this before but Google is tracking my searches. I recently made a plane reservation with Southwest and a car rental for an upcoming trip. Now whenever I do a search for anything, it starts to bring up Southwest Airlines and or rental companies in the search field, no matter what I type in. Weird and troublesome.

I use FireFox, my cookies are disabled and don't have anything that I can find on my computer or saved in my browser.

Any suggestions on this?

tantrum
 Quoting: LADY ENIGMA


edit host file

[link to how-to.wikia.com]

i have this of them blocked:

# Google tracking sites:
127.0.0.1 google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 adservices.google.com
127.0.0.1 pagead.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 fusion.google.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 partner.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 pubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 urchin.com
127.0.0.1 service.urchin.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com/ga.js
127.0.0.1 [link to www.google-analytics.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46523533


and more paranoic:

NoScript Security Suite add ons for browsers

[link to addons.mozilla.org (secure)]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46523533


All good stuff. Get busy OP!!
 Quoting: Rampent



Wow, this is all great!

You're right all good stuff.

Thank you guys so much..


hf
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I forgot to ask...

When I edit my Hosts file, should I save a copy of the original somewhere in case I need it later? If I save it to my desktop would that be a safe place?
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So why would you still be using Google... wtf iamwith
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I forgot to ask...

When I edit my Hosts file, should I save a copy of the original somewhere in case I need it later? If I save it to my desktop would that be a safe place?
 Quoting: LADY ENIGMA


You can create a copy in the original folder, it will be named "Copy of hosts". You dont really need it if you dont run any servers on your home PC.

Just checked, mine was altered 2011 to the hosts file linked above. Never noticed any troubles.

Last Edited by Face Palmer on 09/09/2013 02:59 PM
"The world will soon wake up to the reality that everyone is broke and can collect nothing from the bankrupt, who are owed unlimited amounts by the insolvent, who are attempting to make late payments on a bank holiday in the wrong country, with an unacceptable currency, against defaulted collateral, of which nobody is sure who holds title."

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
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So why would you still be using Google... wtf iamwith
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No kidding, now I know, right?

Today I typed in "national", and Google immediately listed below Southwest Airlines, Southwest reservations, etc.

It freaked me out.

I was going to type in National Weather Service, but after the one word national, Google didn't even wait for me to finish and decided it would respond with Southwest.
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So why would you still be using Google... wtf iamwith
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No kidding, now I know, right?

Today I typed in "national", and Google immediately listed below Southwest Airlines, Southwest reservations, etc.

It freaked me out.

I was going to type in National Weather Service, but after the one word national, Google didn't even wait for me to finish and decided it would respond with Southwest.
 Quoting: LADY ENIGMA


These may be related to search completition and not your tracking. When you type into the search, in the background google looks up what people searched for and suggests popular searches by other people. These are usually the most popular searches and most likely not related to your tracking.
You can watch the requests being sent using the httpfox plugin

Last Edited by Face Palmer on 09/09/2013 03:05 PM
"The world will soon wake up to the reality that everyone is broke and can collect nothing from the bankrupt, who are owed unlimited amounts by the insolvent, who are attempting to make late payments on a bank holiday in the wrong country, with an unacceptable currency, against defaulted collateral, of which nobody is sure who holds title."

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
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edit host file

[link to how-to.wikia.com]

i have this of them blocked:

# Google tracking sites:
127.0.0.1 google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.googleanalytics.com
127.0.0.1 adservices.google.com
127.0.0.1 pagead.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 fusion.google.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 partner.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 pubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 urchin.com
127.0.0.1 service.urchin.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com/ga.js
127.0.0.1 [link to www.google-analytics.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46523533


and more paranoic:

NoScript Security Suite add ons for browsers

[link to addons.mozilla.org (secure)]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46523533


All good stuff. Get busy OP!!
 Quoting: Rampent



Wow, this is all great!

You're right all good stuff.

Thank you guys so much..


hf
 Quoting: LADY ENIGMA


Thank you.
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How To Corrupt Google Analytics Data burnit

[link to blog.kissmetrics.com]
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How To Corrupt Google Analytics Data burnit

[link to blog.kissmetrics.com]
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Heh Ghostery plugin blocked the site, cause its tracking users. Speaking of which, Ghostery is also an anti-track plugin. Its created by a tracking company itself but still blocks a lot of shit
"The world will soon wake up to the reality that everyone is broke and can collect nothing from the bankrupt, who are owed unlimited amounts by the insolvent, who are attempting to make late payments on a bank holiday in the wrong country, with an unacceptable currency, against defaulted collateral, of which nobody is sure who holds title."

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
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09/09/2013 03:20 PM
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I've got to go for an appointment, will work on this later and let you know how it works.

This is one of the reasons I like the people here on GLP so much, they really do try and help when someone like me needs it.


hf hf hf hf hf hf hf
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use tor browser so much better than a proxy... the military uses tor browser for their systems.bump
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ooohhh...that's interesting to know!
hf
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TOR is terribly slow and I wouldn't trust those networks. You have no idea who is in control of them.

Stay far away from TOR.
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Careful about tor. Search Magneto.
[link to www.wired.com]

Last Edited by Face Palmer on 09/09/2013 03:28 PM
"The world will soon wake up to the reality that everyone is broke and can collect nothing from the bankrupt, who are owed unlimited amounts by the insolvent, who are attempting to make late payments on a bank holiday in the wrong country, with an unacceptable currency, against defaulted collateral, of which nobody is sure who holds title."

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

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