Besides Chrome, Google’s Privacy Sandbox initiative is on Android to let apps show you relevant ads in a more private manner. The beta started earlier this year, and Google is now prompting more users about it with new Ad privacy settings.

  • snooggums
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    549 months ago

    I don’t want ‘relevant ads’ to be private. I want NO ADS.

    • tal
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      9 months ago

      Speaking generally about ads, the issue is that people (a) don’t like ads, but (b) also don’t like paying for things that could be ad-supported. And the money for things that are ad-supported is going to come from one place or another, or they won’t be done.

      Wanting to get rid of ads is a legitimate preference – but I’m saying that that probably comes with paying for something that wasn’t paid for before.

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        My experience with so many things starting as pay instead of ads, but then ads being added over time, is why I reject ads outright. I don’t trust companies to not double dip.

        That said, I do pay for streaming services to avoid ads and refuse to pay for the ones that still have ads after paying.

    • @[email protected]
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      109 months ago

      See, this is what I think people get wrong about ad tech: the problem are not the ads themselves, but the tracking. I’m completely fine with ads, as long as I’m not tracked by their provider

      • snooggums
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        159 months ago

        Internet ads that don’t involve tracking are a thing of the past, so not worth discussing non-tracked ads as a middle ground.

        Ads = tracking.

      • ImaginaryFox
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        149 months ago

        I’ve gone so long without ads I am unaware of the concept of being fine with ads. It’s too unfamiliar an experience now.

    • @[email protected]
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      99 months ago

      I am ok with ads personally as long as it is context based ads with no data collections. So If I visit a tech website, I get tech ads. I understand running these servers cost money. Either you pay or ads. Currently, the issue is privacy.

  • @[email protected]
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    259 months ago

    As much as I love Android and its potential (custom ROMs), stock Android will never be privacy friendly because the number one ad company in the world is behind their development.

    Granted you can make stock Android very private through using NetGuard and only open source apps where you can, but Google themselves will still have all of your information because of root access

    • @[email protected]
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      9 months ago

      instead of using the term stock android, use oem version or say stock os

      as stock android is aosp which doesn’t have proprietary google crap with root access

  • @[email protected]
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    219 months ago

    If we assume the phone is my hardware. It needs to act in my best interest. So if I don’t have the option to not see ads? Then is it really acting in my best interest?

  • 👁️👄👁️
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    139 months ago

    That’s what they’re trying to sell you on, but it’s way more privacy invasive and this was boycotted pretty heavily already

    • Bipta
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      59 months ago

      I remember being convinced this is worse than the status quo but that was a year ago and I can’t remember the major concerns now.

  • style99
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    -29 months ago

    Luckily for me, I’m a very boring person. No one really wants my data.