I am from Germany, so sorry in advance for some typos or bad grammar.
I was watching a video a few days ago on YouTube after it got recommended to me by YouTube. I have never heard of this YouTuber or was was watching this sort of videos. At this time I was wondering why YouTube showed me this video. I watch it at was thinking that the YouTuber took it way to serious and disliked it. It was by the way a video about a Lego set.
Today I was cleaning up my iCloud Photo Library when I came across a screenshot of exactly this YouTube Video. A friend of me has send a few weeks ago it into a What’s App group and had the same opinion about it. I can’t remember reading his message or seeing the picture because we had a conversation in the group and he randomly posted the screenshot. Just to be clear, there was no link, only the screenshot of the video.
So when I cleaned my library today I remembered watching it and saw that the screenshot was posted before YouTube recommended it to me. I was checking it twice because I was a bit irritated.
So at the end I think that YouTube somehow got access to my Photo Library. Even though I care about my privacy and YouTube should not have been able to get access according to my privacy settings. But they needed to have access to my Photo Libray and were checking it for information. In addition they needed to recommend me the video based on a screenshot.
It was the first time this happened to me. I now am even more scared of what they all know about me.
I’m asking now if someone got similar situations?