[ILUG] Advertising in GMail
Dave O Connor
doc at redbrick.dcu.ie
Mon Nov 20 14:50:15 GMT 2006
On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 in lists.ilug you wrote:
> Has anyone else noticed that there is a news/advertising ticker at the
> top of Gmail's inbox?
> Is anyone else constantly having an advert for Lapello's strip club
> displayed there?
> Would this be simply because google knows I'm Irish & live in Dublin,
> or have they analysed my email to such an extent that they have
> surmised that I am the perfect candidate for a visit to this strip
Geolocation is pretty accurate these days, certainly to the city level.
Any web service can tell who you are to the city level pretty accurately
without any prior information.
As for the ticker, it's been there for ages. Feel free to turn it off in
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