This is quite an odd thing for Google to do if they are not monetizing this information.
Two more things that are odd:
- My purchase history only goes as far back as late 2014 (article cites 2012)
- This only seems to work for Gmail accounts, not
G Suite (business email hosted by Gmail)
Perhaps the last one makes sense and could be part of their ToS but sounds like a feature a business use could make really good use of, despite how shady it seems.
Posted 20th May 2019 @ 08:45
Arrested Westeros brings Game of Thrones screen caps together with Arrested Development captions. I came across the blog long before I had even seen Game Of Thrones and found it funny then, but with a bit more context it's even funner.
As it's updated after each show and with the finale tonight, beware of spoilers!
Posted 19th May 2019 @ 23:00
I really enjoyed season 1, all but one of the guests were really engaging. Season 2 doesn't look to bad either:
- Kanye West
- Ellen Degeneres
- Tiffany Haddish
- Lewis Hamilton
- Melinda Gates
All episodes available from May 31st.
Posted 17th May 2019 @ 18:00
Google had already announced that you'd be able to limit how long they could keep your data, but I hadn't seen the settings in the wild. Until now.
Points 1, 5, 6 & 7 are the ones to look for. You can choose unlimited, 18 months or 3 months as the length of time (I opted for 3 months). You can also opt out of ad personalisation and being identified as a source in search results. This last one is quite useful to see, but also seems like a pretty shady way for Google to use your data.
There's a link to Ad Choices where you can opt out of over 100 advertisers. You have to go one by one, but totally worth it.
Posted 17th May 2019 @ 15:00