posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 08:08 PM
I dont think they actually look into the data they gather from you. More like, the data they gather from you directly affects the marketing of
products on your end.
You see, with spyware, most of the data is simply stored on your PC, then, depending on what you do/look at on your computer, that spyware will then
send a request for ads partaining to such interests. Its the way it usually works on PC.
In regards to telemarketers, I have a few friends who work as telemarketers... not proud of them, but they have to make their money. THEY have ALOT of
information on you. Alot of which hackers and identity theifs would LOVE to get a hold of.
But, they too tend to not care on an induvidual basis, as it is again a computer which checks your interests and categories to see if you are eligible
for marketing advertisements.
The most typical way of advertisers is to not bother checking into your information in order to save money, rather, they send out the same ad to
everyone. Those ads usually have something for everyone, hence it appears as though its aimed at you.
Yes I researched this... Im not bothered.
If I had to go into hiding... THEN I'd be worried.