Google 'talking' to Amazon
by HouBob - 12/1/11 11:57 AM
I searched Google last night for some information for my daughters school project (I was looking for an image of the flag of Scotland!).
This morning, I went into Amazon, and was presented with the opening page offering me a whole range of Scottish flags for sale. Coincidence, or has Amazon picked up on my Google search?
What troubles me is that I have just gone through the whole laborious process of doing a complete new reinstall of Windows 7, and have been very careful to load only the minimum software I use on a daily basis. This was in an attempt to avoid bloat etc etc. I use IE9 and Google is my default home page.
I am spooked by this. Is Amazon tracking my Google searches? Is Google passing on information to a range of 3rd parties? Am I the victim of malware?
I am using Bitdefender Internet 2012, and the latest scan (just completed) is clean.
Does anyone else have an experience of this?
Advice would be appreciated.
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