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Google is Tracking Your Purchases Through Your Gmail Account

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A Reddit user discovered that their Google Account’s Purchases page contained all of the purchases they have made from Amazon and other online stores even though they do not use Google Pay.

The general consensus was that Gmail was analyzing incoming emails for purchase receipts and then extracting that information.

Google stated that the tracking was to help their users find their data and that they do not use any information stored in your emails, including your purchases, to serve you ads.

We were unable to find a setting that stopped Gmail from scanning emails and extracting purchase information.

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