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The demographics pane displays stats based on sex, age and interests. How did it learn this private information?

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Google can determine user's gender and age when an user provide his name to a google account or to a google partner. Having an user name is easy to discover the gender using a service like Dots Name Validation (http://www.serviceobjects.com/products/demographics-more/name-validation).

Also many visitors uses a google account where their provide informations like gender and date of birth.

As you may see, the information is not 100% accurate. It's just a small estimative.

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    "Not 100% accurate" is kind of soft actually. If they would show the number of google users you could sort of track it better. – ROmbout Sep 2 '15 at 14:17
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They don't.. I manage an Arabic baby web site where 90% of the users are supposedly male.. hmm? So male Arabs are looking at a baby website???! NO they probably have wives who log on using their accounts.. It's a meaningless statisitic

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