posted on Nov, 29 2015 @ 02:25 AM
a reply to: rukia
I think you're on the right track, advertising targeting is annoying at best but I'm not so sure about invasive. There are obvious exceptions to that
rule, just like there are obvious exceptions to any other thing that is. What is amusing is that people think by using "private search engines" that
they can't be traced. Your connection still exists at the router, it still exists at the ISP, and it still has to generate a sessions when it visits
the search engine. That's how websites work. Has nothing to do with "privacy" - there's a certain set of variables that are always collected.
Did you provide an email when you joined ATS?
Do you post on ATS using the internet?
If you answer yes to either of these, you aren't off the grid. It has nothing to do with who owns ATS, your data is on the net. ATS takes a lot of
order to cater the appearance of the site and make sure you don't have to login all the time. They're not all tracking you.
Bottom line is that unless you're a hacker - and a damn fine one at that - once you hit connect: you're on the grid.