Yes, However I must sleep through all those online dating sites I go on.......Yes, it will generally use your tracking cookies, it's a very long shot to see something you, or somebody else on your machine hasn't been looking for.
I'm seeing a lot of tool stuff at the moment.
<whispering> They are watching you.Yes, However I must sleep through all those online dating sites I go on.......
Interestingly, after reading the thread about VPN this week on the forum, I looked on my Facebook feed and what came up in one of those selling adverts? Yes an advert to sell VPN.....
Coincidence or not, strange how it appeared so suddenly, not the sort of thing I have seen for sale before.
It's simple tracking sales, it's no coincidence. This is why Google are so powerful, it's all about targeted advertising.<whispering> They are watching you.
Not just local machine now-a-days, but lan or by geographically linked mobile devices; if you're in the same region as someone regularly and they regularly search for something on one of their devices it'll start showing up on yours as even with mobiles whilst they don't seem connected, a lot are chatting to each other by default. I started noticing that last year with a couple of things my other half was searching for propagating out to my desktop, laptop and mobile, @tenchy noticed that with a wasp's nest and it can be quite embarrassing or difficult to explain why certain things are popping up on your computer when you've not an interest in that stuff (or on the other side to the person searching for it when someone pops up and says "Who's been searching for XXXXX on the office system?").Yes, it will generally use your tracking cookies, it's a very long shot to see something you, or somebody else on your machine hasn't been looking for.
There's also a couple of other settings under "Location Services" that need to be nobbled as well; under the advanced tabs there are options for WiFi and Bluetooth scanning even if location/WiFi/Bluetooth are supposedly shut down from the options that govern them; so whilst the user thinks these are off the phone is still pinging away off local WiFi points (whether routers, hotspots or other active devices) and building up a map of it's near neighbours with Bluetooth.If you check the permissions on your phone apps for things like Facebook and Google (chrome etc) you'll see camera and microphone are in there. Purportedly for video calls and photos, but the wasp thing has only two possible solutions.