Or, you can’t always get what you want… but you can still complain when you do, right?
I’m always logged in to Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Evernote, and WordPress on pretty much all of my devices. (Thank you tab browsing!) I check my various accounts on my personal laptop, my work laptop, my iPad, and my Droid; and I’d bet that at least three of my four devices are logged into most of those accounts at any given time. So, I get that my activity is tracked across all of my devices in all sorts of ways.
Sometime that tracking’s even helpful – like when I go to search for an address in my phone and it knows which store I’m looking for because an hour ago I used my laptop to check if there was one near my route home. But, today I saw such an egregious example of tracking and targeting based on my internet activity that even I was shocked. Continue reading