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Google's whole business model revolves around selling user data. They don't do it directly, handing over browser histories to the marcom group at Pepsico; they do it indirectly, and in a manner that largely preserves privacy. But that doesn't impact the original commenter's point at all. He's right: at Google, you're the product, not the customer.



Agreed, but there's a world of difference between ad targeting and selling data, and public perception to the contrary hurts the web industry.




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