Posts tagged #google

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  • Interesting you mark this section of it, this part also stood out to me. As a l... | Hacker News (news.ycombinator.com)
    “At first, it was striking that one day I booked a flight and then about two weeks later, my dashboard mentioned to me that I should leave 40 minutes early for my flight because of a traffic accident. It knew my flight information, when I should leave, and routes to the airport. I followed Google's suggestion and made it to the airport on time, taking an alternate route Google displayed for me. Once I landed, Google updated my dashboard about the currency exchange, surrounding events, restaurant reviews, foreign news, and more... it "knew" I wasn't home anymore, but across the world. It was initially strange, but with more trips and more experiences, I grew to like that Google could give me handy data.”

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  • Aaron Parecki @ChrisTeso Wow, that's it, thanks! "At Google, we keep search logs to improve our services..."
    Portland, OR, USA
  • Does Chrome submit URLs you visit to the Google search indexer? Today I surprisingly found a page in a Google search I was looking through, but I know I'm the only person who could have possibly visited the page. The page was a debugging URL I was using to monitor some server activity, and I never shared it with anyone or pasted it in any chat interface. It is even running on a non-standard port, so even visiting the root domain wouldn't lead a crawler to it. Is it possible that Chrome is submitting URLs I visit to be indexed by the Google search bots?
    Portland, OR, USA

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