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Who OWNS Us Now?

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posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:20 AM
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Hear me out...When we joined ATS...We knew who we were placing our faith and trust in.
With new owners...do we have the right...or, perhaps the courtesy to know who will now be in control of our security, privacy and content?

ATS, after all, is content driven and we, as members, are providing the content in an ongoing manner.
With FB or TWIT...we know who runs it and who owns our content...and we may, or may not wish to contribute based upon our opinion of their owners.
We may trust them...may wish to add to the value of their property...or we may wish not to do so.

So, WHO will soon be owning ATS?

Fair question?



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posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

I would also like to know whenever it's convenient
so I will know if I should applaud or scream!



posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Should be an update here soon, hopefully

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: IAMTAT

Should be an update here soon, hopefully

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Okay...however, we may wish to opt out BEFORE control is handed over.
I believe that would be a courtesy owed.



posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:32 AM
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posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: IAMTAT
Perhaps we haven't been told yet because we don't have new owners yet. The negotiation may be a longer process than you think.



Perhaps.



posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:38 AM
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Well I think you're all making a mountain out of a mole hill. I didn't know who the other owner was, just a name and a picture as his avatar. Was the picture really him?
The main thing is will ATS be the same ATS under the new owner, who ever that may be. They can promise you anything, but only time will tell with what content is allowed or not allowed.



posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:40 AM
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Say, as an extreme example...Media Matters bought ATS.
Would we like to have the opportunity to deny placing our security and earnest content from over the course of many years into their hands?

Or would we rather it was removed before they gained control over it?



posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:42 AM
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Now I am curious what prompted you to ask this today?

Have you gotten wind of something?

Form Springers post:



a serious party who has our faith that they are committed to continuing the site in the same manner that's causing (most of) you to feel sad about ATS's potential disappearance.


And this:



Note: The new owner has committed to run ATS without ads.


This set me at ease, now you got me worried.



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posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:44 AM
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I think whatever you post here belongs to ATS so if they sell the site, the content is owned by the new owners. I dont think they'd go through and remove everything. That could take a crap ton of time.



posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

We've all been witnessing what is currently taking place with Social Media.
Many of these sites are NOT acting in the best interests of MANY of their members.

One now has good cause to be concerned about the motives behind new ownership.



posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:47 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: IAMTAT

I think whatever you post here belongs to ATS so if they sell the site, the content is owned by the new owners. I dont think they'd go through and remove everything. That could take a crap ton of time.


I've seen members quickly and permanently banned...with ALL content deleted.



posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Say, as an extreme example...Media Matters bought ATS.
Would we like to have the opportunity to deny placing our security and earnest content from over the course of many years into their hands?

Or would we rather it was removed before they gained control over it?


I doubt if any information we place on the internet, especially in a forum setting, is secure and nothing, once on the internet, can be completely scrubbed.

I do understand your concern, and it is one of the reasons I have never understood why people have been so trusting of the internet. We are not anonymous, if they want to find you, they will.



posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 11:59 AM
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ATS owners are selling a property...and receiving a financial gain.

We, as members, are passing along the trust and faith we've placed in the site's former owners...yet receive not even a heads up as to whose hands our trust and faith will now be in?



posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 12:02 PM
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Note: The new owner has committed to run ATS without ads.


Does this mean a subscription fee will be in order?



posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 12:02 PM
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We may get a new landlord before the ink dries and a purge is committed.

We may also get a benevolent new owner.

I'm curious how it was posted on the 3rd of information of new ownership coming in a week and unless I'm mistaken, crickets.

Edit: And just like landlords in California owning rental properties in Minnesota, who neglect proper care when Minnesota winter kicks in, I'd like to know more about our new ownership.
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posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 12:05 PM
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originally posted by: caterpillage



Note: The new owner has committed to run ATS without ads.


Does this mean a subscription fee will be in order?


thats how im taking that since no ads was mentioned but subscription fees was left off.



posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 12:07 PM
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Joe doesn't want us to know that he owns it until after he is president.




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posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 12:11 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

a reply to: IAMTAT

The only time all content is removed and a member banned is when all of their posts violate the T&C, and they only have a few posts.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.

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posted on Jan, 16 2021 @ 12:35 PM
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As a Mod...are you privy to the identity of our soon-to-be new owners?
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