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Google* does not want to know where I live. It does
not want to know how old I am or my favorite kind
of food. Ultimately the information it seeks is what
kind of products are best advertised at me.
Information that compromises my privacy is merely a
means to that end.
If I'm going to be
tracked anyway I may as well lay
back and try to enjoy it. This idea will help me to
I propose a data store individualized by person held
by the advertisement tracking company. This data
store would not contain any explicit information
about the person but would still provide useful
information about what kind of product I'm likely to
be interested in: an individualized demographics
The data would be mixed by relevant information
class and only accessible in bits and pieces to
A 23 year old man in Los Angeles may want similar
products to those a 30 year old man in Buenos
Aires wants. You don't need to know which I am to
pitch me those products. Storing the information
that I'm in that class of consumer lets you pitch to
me without knowing about me.
I know this hasn't been very articulate and I
welcome editing but I hope you get the general
*as an example of a company that serves advertising
answer to phron
[pashute, Dec 05 2012]
Google To Let Advertisers Upload And Target Email Lists In AdWords With Customer Match
using hashed profile data [Voice, Oct 05 2015]
||Except that every bit of information helps. A local company in Los Angeles doesn't want to advertise in Buenos Aires, so your location does matter.
||In less detail I'm not sure I understand this. You're saying that the data agregator should hold less explicit information, without clarifying why they would want to.
||They'll want your name and address details when you
order some of the products they are advertising to
you, so they know where and to whom they should
||They'll want your age if you order XXX porn or
suchlike. You're just shitty that the world is
becoming a difficult place in which to be anonymous,
||Privacy: freedom from that which embarrasses or disadvantages one.
||PPPPPtPP hides my terribly embarrassing name and mailing address, while preserving the important marketing data that Im a voracious consumer of Teletubbies / Wiggles slashfiction and related memorabilia.
||Seriously, I think the practical need for privacy would be practically eliminated if our financial identities that which can cast one into lifelong abject poverty due to some miscreant appropriating enough of ones life details to rack up, say, crushing credit card debt under ones name would be eliminated if the banking industry would replace their 100+ year antiquated identification schemes in favor of sound 1970s+ cryptographic ones.
||I'd like a profile that sends horrendous quantities of devastating viruses to cookie pests trying to latch on to my trackway.
||That said, I'm now intrigued as to CraigD's surname.
||see link for answer to your question.