Originally Posted by djm2
While you may want to split hairs and argue that they are not selling your data because it does not directly pass from Goggle to an acquiring company, by virtue of the fact that it is used for ad targeting it is getting sold.
Targeting ads and selling user data isn't hair splitting, it is two distinct and totally different things. Period.
Under one scenario a third party ends up with your information. Under the other they don't. I, for the life of me, can't see where there is a hair to split. Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, Google and even the much beloved RIM are all collecting information about you on the Internet.