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Part 1: Do You Trust Google, Weedmaps, Leafly with your Cannabis Search Data?
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This is part 1 of a 3 part orginal series on Cannabis Search and Internet Data Security.

Internet data-sharing is the biggest security threat facing any online user. Google, Weedmaps, Leafly all use, share or sell your user data to online brokers that take that data to build a digital resume about you. They use your digital resume to target internet advertising, content, and search results.

  • Google: "When you use our services – for example, do a search on Google, get directions on Maps, or watch a video on YouTube – we collect data…"
  • Weedmaps: "We may also share your information with others who perform services on our behalf..."
  • Leafly: "We may also use your information to verify your geographic location. We may use your geographic location data to personalize our Service, to recommend content…"

How do they collect so much information, when you haven’t agreed to it?

Google, Weedmaps, Leafly initially skirt the GPS location prompt by grabbing the public IP address (the unique id of your internet connection point) and then they track you and target ads, content based on the geographic information obtained with that IP address.

Proof? Try navigating Google, Weedmaps, Leafly and see content or businesses listed outside of your current location...it’s very difficult and troubling.

420A3 Does NOT share or sell your personal data.

420A3.Com allows safe, and anonymous searching of their entire list of 14000+ Cannabis or Allied Businesses locations nationally, by state or location.

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