Pre Migration Preemptive Warning - Google Based Ad's May Show Your Face on Site

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  1. Nathan

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    Google is changing it's Terms of Service on November 11, 2013 to where you could soon see your profile name, profile photo or comments appear in online advertising.

    Motoring Alliance does have Google Adsense Ad's on the site.

    This means that profile name, profile photo or comments may appear in some of the ads that display on the site after November 11, 2013.

    I want to be upfront here, this is not my doing, I'm not putting any of you in the ad's that may show on the site. I want to warn you about this so you don't come back to me and say WTH are you doing using my info in an ad.

    I urge you to visit Terms of Service update – Policies & Principles – Google and take a look at the updated terms. You can easily opt-out of this new "feature" of Google.

    An example of how this may work.

    Dave.0, through his Google account does a +1 for FIAT because he wants to follow their Google Community to see what they post so he can poke fun at them. Assuming Dave.0 has a Google profile, his visage may show up in a FIAT ad that gets placed on M/A in a thread about FIAT's because it fits the context of the thread. To Google, Dave.0 is endorsing FIAT, even if that is not why he +1'ed the community.

    Now as a "consumer" you see the FIAT ad and there is Dave.0's implied endorsement in it. You shake your head and guffaw knowing full well there is not really an endorsement there.

    Over time Google will refine this tho.

    Opt-out now.

    Google calls these Shared Endorsements. See more at https://support.google.com/plus/answer/3403513
     
  2. cooperjet

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    Opted out. Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully Dave.0 opts out so we don't have to see him recommending the F56.
     
  3. Crashton

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    :lol:

    Out for me, thanks Nathan.
     
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    #4 cct1, Oct 12, 2013
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    Deep down Dave loves the F56; this whole google thing is nothing more than a cover up so that he may praise said vehicle with impunity.

    I hope they use my face. Sales of whatever doohickey they were peddling would plummet worse than Flying J's stock.
     
  5. silky

    silky New Member

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    What if I don't have a Google account?
     
  6. Nathan

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    Then my message is moot.

    I should have stated that one needs to have a Google account and be logged inti the account too.
     
  7. TheModFather

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    I would let them use my face... But I probably shouldn't bestow that upon the world!
     
  8. old81

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    Got the email from Google, opt-out.... I wonder how many folks will opt-out and then they might rethink this one!

    Dave.0 /= R56, nothing wrong with the Fiat. :)
     
  9. ScottinBend

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    Thanks for the heads up Nathan. It appears that if you have a gmail acct this also applies.
     
  10. Dave.0

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    And this is why I do not have any Google, Facebook, my space or any other social media accounts or membership or profiles.


    M/A is all I need. :Thumbsup::lol:
     
  11. MCS02

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    Amen. Also I run Ghostery to block tracking cookies.
     
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    thanks for the heads up
     

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