Google may one day track your content consumption and prevent TV spoilers from ever reaching you

With landmark TV shows ready to reach their finales, and the culture of binge-watching shows on the web stronger than ever, many people are fiercely defensive of their right to experience their shows with a fresh eye. With the Web simultaneously swimming with spoilers and becoming more individualized, this seems like an early opportunity to start priming pages for individual content consumers.

Google has recently been awarded a patent for such a technology, which is specifically adapted to TV-viewing habits on popular streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu. Google, for better or worse, has already become the foremost expert in tracking users’ Internet activity, and this technology focuses on and develops its accounting of this specific aspect of user activity.

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