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originally posted by: smurfy
originally posted by: sunkuong
We already live in a world where the sharing of information is the go. It's the sale of this information that concerns me.
You are right, that was the ideal of the internet from the get go, now it's near disaster proportions, and under attack from online tabloids riven with byte grabbing advertising intrusions that just go on and on, and on. Google is now the worst experience online, along with the tabloids. De facto, they already sell data, your data, while stuffing your face with ads that you have no interest in whatsoever, alongside stuff that you may have had a singular interest at one given time, like a car salesman trying to sell you a car you may have already bought.
originally posted by: Adonsa
a reply to: roadgravel
If it comes to this, and my browsing data is to be captured
and sold to advertisers ....
I can set up a macro to continuously poll between many
Preparation-H oriented websites at all times I'm not using computer.
And, i can set up a website with pictures of my last
colonoscopy and then it goes to advertisers for their
sicko viewing enjoyment.
Then for real internet use, I will proxy VPN thru foreign servers.
And then I'll by stock in companies that develop VPN/Proxy software.
Data brokers scrape public information like names, home addresses and purchase histories, credit card activity and other such sensitive tidbits. Then they sell it. There is nothing at all to like about this. At best, they’re Spam-as-a-Service companies. At worst, they enable violent criminals.
It’s mostly marketers who are interested in this information, particularly people who do online targeting. But many of them just sell it to whoever wants it. Here’s a horrifying example of what any crazy person with a credit card can do with this information:
“My husband was killed in March 1987. The person who killed him was tried, and convicted in 1992. The defendant went to jail and was released last July after only serving 18 yrs out of a 25-life sentence. The defendant being savvy and enraged at being incarcerated has been using been [been]verified.com to try to find ‘me’.”
originally posted by: Mike.Ockizard
a reply to: markovian
DNS is important they can see where you go without it. Better to use VPN. CIA can decrypt it but the ISP's most likely can't.
originally posted by: cenpuppie
a reply to: intrptr
skip is there, your blocking it, i had the same prob.