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  • Internet privacy?
  • Premier Icon nick1962
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    My wife has been looking on Amazon for Xmas gifts for the kids. She’s not on Facebook but I am and all the things she’s been looking at are coming up as ads on my FB feed.Now I’m assuming this is some sort of targeted advertising based on our shared IP address. No big deal for kids presents but if she was looking for a surprise Santa Cruz or Alps trip for me then it wouldn’t be a surprise.Also if I start to get ads on FB for dating sites coming up should i be worried? ๐Ÿ™‚ Is this breaching privacy legislation or have either of us opted in to something on our respective sites?

    Premier Icon fossy
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    Using the same PC – usually cookies within the browser.

    Premier Icon nick1962
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    No,I’m on my laptop and she’s on her laptop or tablet.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    That’s why some sites value your privacy.

    Premier Icon nick1962
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    ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon ajaj
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    Ever logged in from each others’ machines?

    Are these Amazon adverts or third parties?

    You could try asking Amazon. I did, they said they’d investigate and then closed the ticket after six months having failed to explain it.

    If you want to get aggressive, a subject access request to both Amazon and Facebook should give you the answer, but you’ll have to fight for it and the ICO won’t help.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Did you get a better price on any of the presents?

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    You could use it to your advantage the other way. Anything you want?

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Sheโ€™s cloned You..

    HTHs

    Premier Icon iancity1
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    Had exactly the same thing. Me on PC browsing, then the following night wife’s FB stated giving recommendations for the things I had been looking at. We have no linked/joined accounts whatsoever, I am not on FB. Can only presume it was the IP address …

    Premier Icon ajaj
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    Done a bit of reading. The Facebook Ad engine does indeed allow targeting by IP address. Which is just one more item on the long list of iffy Facebook activities.

    Premier Icon chestercopperpot
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    Don’t mean to sound smug but……….. I don’t get any of these problems including on this site ๐Ÿ˜€

    Any adverts I do get are unrelated to my searches and nothing cross relates between sites or devices. Content providers hate me and are actively trying to make this kind of browsing more difficult!

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Although if my wife searches for bike stuff for gifts for me the resulting ads will be lost in all the ads generated by my own searches for bike stuff, so I’ll be none the wiser ๐Ÿ™‚

    Any adverts I do get are unrelated to my searches

    I quite regularly get good deals and special offers on stuff I might actually buy pointed out to me.

    Premier Icon chestercopperpot
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    I quite regularly get good deals and special offers on stuff I might actually buy pointed out to me.

    Works for you then! I prefer to choose when and where rather than being told my privacy matters when it clearly doesn’t.

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