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Old 03-29-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
Andrew B.
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Default Google Snooping?

I know that Google does a lot of snooping. This includes the ip address and searches made. Possibly even sites visited. And they also snoop unsecured wifi connections and grab personal information that is transmitted over them. They do this using the same vehicle that makes the street view of Google maps. (If you don't believe me read here. I guess it's safe to assume Google dropped its "don't be evil" mission statement a long time ago.

What I'm curious about now is to what extent they ID my computer beyond the IP address. For example, do they record my OS, computer type, computer name, etc so they can track it no matter which IP address is uses. If I lend or give my computer to a friend, who then comes in on a different IP address, will Google-the-Snooper see this as my computer still.

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