Google is using Facebook’s misfortunes to launch a PR offensive. Executives are talking up the differences in its business model.
We don’t sell your data to third parties and Google users can use their preferences to avoid direct marketing, they say.
The data deletion feature in Google’s Dashboard is easy to use, at least. But by default, they do track a ton – all of your web access via Chrome, all of your travels and places stopped at, via Android, all of your web searches, everything you do on Youtube – and who knows what else. It’s pretty intense. But you can delete it – although its not clear if it is really deleted or just hidden from our view?