Yesterday is the day I believed that Google sells your data and makes money in the process. Jana nikiwa bado kwa ofisi I entered into an argument where some two colleagues were arguing that Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is better than Subaru WRX Sti. I couldnt let Subaru be disrespected that way. I argued out my point and showed my support for Subaru WRX STI.
Later kufika home and logging in to ktalk napata advert imejaa gari za Subaru STI. Now I believe Google sells people’s data.
What do by our expect? Google sells infomation, and your personal unique data is part of it. I intentionally enter wrong info on Google and thereafter get sales mail;print and media quoting such info. They listen to your conversation too via Alexa and Siri, Google voice apps etc.Yes, it is business.
That’s a Google ad.
Cheki just uses Google for placement.
Cheki does not the first thing about you. Cheki does not know you exist. Cheki does not know you want an STI.
When they buy ads on Google, they only specify the target audience they want Google to show the ads to.
Google does not give them any private data.
The only data Cheki gets from Google is how their ad performed. e.g. how many people saw it and how many people clicked on it.
So, YES Google collects data such as search history and maybe voice. So that they can match you with relevant ads.
But NO, Google does not sell that data.