Great editorial from The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jan. 16 2014
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has shown admirable persistence in investigating a complaint against Google Inc.
A Canadian man who suffers from sleep apnea – a temporary cessation of breathing – had searched the Internet for information about “continuous positive airway pressure” devices, which can relieve that condition. After that, ads for CPAP devices relentlessly pursued him as he travelled to other websites. He’d shut down his computer and restart, but to no avail. He kept seeing those ads.