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Google GDPR fine.

Post by Mick » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:56 am

Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46944696
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Post by david63 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:12 am

I saw that earlier and I am not saying that it is not justified but, to me, it looks like a "witch-hunt" - a campaign group making a complaint the day that GDPR came into effect.

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Post by John connor » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:12 am

I just new GDPR would serve nothing but a money grab.

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:23 pm

I predict that google will not pay it at all.
I agree with John, the whole thing was always about money.
I am no fan of how google does business and they will get theirs one of these days. however, I do hope they and the other big ones put the GDPR in its place. the whole law seems to be written by people that have no idea how the internet works. It also seems to leave out any personal responsibility which is a common trait for liberal organizations.


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Re: Google GDPR fine.

Post by warmweer » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:50 pm

I do agree that it's probably a witchhunt and all about the money ... but I also do agree that I find the opt-out (instead of the opt_in) a lot more honest is, plus that the companies (not only Google disrespect the user by redirecting them to all the companies they share their data with, instead of showing the user what Google itself saves and distributes.
Don't take me wrong: I use Google search very very often : beats the hell out of Bing and certainly Yahoo (which used to be good) but only on 1 browser using an extra daily changing non-transparent proxy.

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Re: Google GDPR fine.

Post by Wirral Talk » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:53 pm

What's the betting that next year the EU are planning on bringing in another condition that websites require that you confirm that you want to visit each site before going any further.

Google deserved the fine, they had plenty of time and resources to comply with the law, even if the law was an ass.

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Re: Google GDPR fine.

Post by david63 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:32 pm

Reading the UK Government's latest plan of getting proof of age for access to sites GDPR will seem like a "walk in the park"

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Re: Google GDPR fine.

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:19 pm

warmweer wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:50 pm
I do agree that it's probably a witchhunt and all about the money ... but I also do agree that I find the opt-out (instead of the opt_in) a lot more honest is, plus that the companies (not only Google disrespect the user by redirecting them to all the companies they share their data with, instead of showing the user what Google itself saves and distributes.
Don't take me wrong: I use Google search very very often : beats the hell out of Bing and certainly Yahoo (which used to be good) but only on 1 browser using an extra daily changing non-transparent proxy.
https://duckduckgo.com/

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Re: Google GDPR fine.

Post by warmweer » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:53 pm

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:19 pm

https://duckduckgo.com/
I know that one but it doesn't give the expected search results.

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Re: Google GDPR fine.

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:39 am

I believe it uses the google engine just doesn't do any tracking etc.

I have been using it for a few years and it seems to do just fine. the only time I ever use google now is to search for images.


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Re: Google GDPR fine.

Post by bonelifer » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:52 am

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:39 am
I believe it uses the google engine just doesn't do any tracking etc.

I have been using it for a few years and it seems to do just fine. the only time I ever use google now is to search for images.


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Re: Google GDPR fine.

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:40 am

from what I just read, duckduckgo gets its results from many sources including Oath( formerly yahoo and now called Verizon Media ) and Bing

I haven't seen anything that says that yahoo was ever powered by bing. Bing is/was a microsoft product.


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Re: Google GDPR fine.

Post by John connor » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:45 am

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:23 pm
It also seems to leave out any personal responsibility which is a common trait for liberal organizations.
It's exactly that. It is YOU the company et al that are responsible and never mind the user and the user's responsibility and their poor choices.

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Re: Google GDPR fine.

Post by John connor » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:50 am

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:39 am
I believe it uses the google engine just doesn't do any tracking etc.

I have been using it for a few years and it seems to do just fine. the only time I ever use google now is to search for images.


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I switched to DuckDuckGo because I was tired of all things Google, but the search results just weren't the same and as mentioned, picture searches were a lot different. Odd in that I thought DuckDuckGo used Google, but apparently Bing.

And yeah, I don't use Google analytics on my site anymore or Google anything. I even ran a network sniffer while browsing my site making sure nothing connected to Google. The only thing I care about is Google Bot. :lol: :twisted:

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Re: Google GDPR fine.

Post by warmweer » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:03 pm

The fine doesn't seem to hinder Google in its intentions to track users 'till infinity.
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