Google's head of advertising calls for privacy, but not by default
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Our own Richard Naeva sat down with Google's ad chief to discuss user privacy.
Alfred, what was Quick takeaway from this.
Big thing that stuck out to me was he the Google's head of advertising was arguing about why all these privacy settings are not on by default.
Yeah, and saying that was a good thing.
Which is, research has shown that is not true.
Like most people when they like get a browser or anything like that, they usually use the default settings like unless you know about privacy settings because there's a good chance you're not even going to change it.
They mentioned that, you know, there had been about two,- like 2 billion visits this year to its privacy settings, but only about like 20 million people actually changed it.
So, yeah he is making this argument,- like Google is doing all these things to add privacy settings But the problem is they're not-
But they don't make it very easy to find, yeah, I agree.
Well, they're somewhat easy to find, but they're not on by default.
So it's kinda like unless you go and do that on your own, which most people don't do, these privacy settings are really only there in name only.
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