Google broke Canada’s privacy laws

19 January 2014Technology

Susan Krashinsky reporting for The Globe and Mail:

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada on Wednesday made public an investigation that began last year after a man complained about ads targeted to him based on a medical condition. After he searched for a device to help with his sleep apnea, he noticed ads for similar devices when he visited other websites. The ads were delivered by Google’s AdSense service.

I’m starting to think those people that are always paranoid about being tracked by ‘the Man’ might actually be on to something.

It’s looking more and more like the creators of Minority Report weren’t too far off with their portrayal of the future of advertising.