Google Now Tracks Your Offline Credit Card Purchases and Ties Those to Online Ad Clicks

A couple of weeks ago we learned that if you have an Android phone, Google tracks you even when you turn location history off. Although Google says that when you turn location history off “the places you go are no longer stored” an Associated Press investigation found that isn’t true and “turning off your Location History only stops Google from creating a timeline of your location that you can view. Some apps will still track you and store time-stamped location data from your devices.” Now we know that Google has a deal with Mastercard – and possibly with other payment networks – to track retail purchases and compare those to online ad clicks in order to help determine the effectiveness of online advertising beyond immediate online purchases. Google then shares date with a test group…

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Atlanta Says Don’t Drive to the Airport After Passengers Stuck for Hours in Traffic Jam

In 2010 a traffic jam in China lasted for two weeks and stretched 60 miles. There were drivers stuck in the jam for five days, with some cars moving no more than a single kilometer per day.

Perhaps the closest we come to that in the U.S. was Wednesday night at Atlanta airport’s north terminal parking garage.

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