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    Kung Fu Master Eathan's Avatar
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    NexTag & Bing?
    I don't follow this stuff anymore, but I notice it sometimes.

    Yesterday I searched on Bing for chimineas, the outdoor, freestanding fireplace things often made of clay and imported from Mexico.

    Today I visited a site that hosts NexTag ads (logo in the corner marking their ad block) and all of the ads displayed were for chimineas.

    First off, Bing, please stop recording what I do and following me around. It bugs me. I dumped Google for you, who should I choose next?

    Second off, why does NexTag know what I searched for on Bing yesterday?

    Bing, stop recording, stop following and stop sharing what I search for.
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    There is even mention of that process (legal spyware?) in the new Privacy Terms that G's Adsense is requiring to have posted on any site using that product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eathan View Post

    Second off, why does NexTag know what I searched for on Bing yesterday?

    Bing, stop recording, stop following and stop sharing what I search for.
    Did you click through to any results, or just search and not click through to anything? If you visited ANY result, it's probably a site that had a NexTag re-targeting pixel on it, and not Bing's doing.

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    You may be right. It could've been a NexTag cookie on a landing page, but Bing is also sharing their targeted ad stuff through Atlas. Either way it's creepy.
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    Eathan, I highly recommend using Ixquick for your search engine. They are big on privacy (no recording of IP addresses). I've used them for years and seem to be able to find what I'm looking for without problems.
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    Thanks, Adam! I'll check 'em out.
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