Originally Posted by KDarling
Every email provider automatically scans mail. Most do it only for viruses and spam (remember the big hullabaloo
when people found out Apple's server was deleting emails containing "barely legal teen"?). However, I've read that Google's hotword scanner also uses it for ads. I think
that you can change that by signing into your ad controls at the URL below, and going down to the "opt out" section:https://www.google.com/settings/ads/preferences?hl=en
You can also see the ad interest profile they've built up on you, and delete the categories you don't care about any more. (I do that whenever I get too many ads about something I've already bought.)
I wish Apple had a similar dashboard for the iAds profile they've built up using iTunes, etc.
Thanks for the link, I already do this though. Both at Google and Apple.
Bingo. That's why I don't like stuff that's free. Because there is no such thing. Someone, somewhere, put in an effort. And that has to be paid for. In whichever way.
That's a good point that many forget... that someone has to pay somewhere.But, hmm. Aren't you using this website for free? Also Wolfram Alpha, Yahoo and Google via Siri for free? You must not be too much against free.
No, I don't like free. If this website was a paid one, I'd list up, and wouldn't have to deal with the large amount of posts. Or at least, I presume the number would be lower. This is not to say I think people post crap, I do that myself, quite often. I just don't like free.
Siri via Google. Good question. I guess Apple figures I already paid for it when I got the iPhone and iPad. Yahoo certainly has been embedded on the iPhone from the start. Wolfram Alpha, I guess we pay for it with the price increase for the iPhone; it certainly has become more expensive off contract over here in NL.