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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2015, 01:39:51 PM »
Does it also print out Promotions and Updates? In colored ink?

Never mind - chances are he's not using gmail :)
Every deal from DDMS gets printed?   :)

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2015, 12:32:18 AM »
In case you were under the illusion that Google "doesn't really stalk", I just opened a website funded by google ads and found nearly every single item I have viewed on various sites in the last 2-3 days.

Q: Do you consider this
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  • Nerve wracking
  • All of the above and more...
A: 4

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2015, 12:38:27 AM »
In case you were under the illusion that Google "doesn't really stalk", I just opened a website funded by google ads and found nearly every single item I have viewed on various sites in the last 2-3 days.

Q: Do you consider this
  • Scary
  • Annoying
  • Nerve wracking
  • All of the above and more...
A: 4
Where's the choice for none of the above?

Google is a business. They use data to make money. Sometimes they use it to find new ways to make your life better or easier. None of that should bother or concern you at all.

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2015, 01:39:37 AM »
Where's the choice for none of the above?

Google is a business. They use data to make money. Sometimes they use it to find new ways to make your life better or easier. None of that should bother or concern you at all.
You may be right for scary. But it definitely is annoying... I mean, let me live my life without intrusions, no?

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2015, 08:14:39 AM »
You may be right for scary. But it definitely is annoying... I mean, let me live my life without intrusions, no?
How is it intrusive? There would always be ads, they just use data to pick which ads. Better to reserve your ire for pop-ups, which actually are intrusive.

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2015, 08:52:10 AM »
In case you were under the illusion that Google "doesn't really stalk", I just opened a website funded by google ads and found nearly every single item I have viewed on various sites in the last 2-3 days.

Q: Do you consider this
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  • All of the above and more...
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Fascinating
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2015, 01:56:05 PM »
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/11/02/microsoft-confirms-unstoppable-windows-10-tracking/
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Speaking to PC World, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore explained that Windows 10 is constantly tracking how it operates and how you are using it and sending that information back to Microsoft by default. More importantly he also confirmed that, despite offering some options to turn elements of tracking off, core data collection simply cannot be stopped:

“In the cases where we’ve not provided options, we feel that those things have to do with the health of the system,” he said. “In the case of knowing that our system that we’ve created is crashing, or is having serious performance problems, we view that as so helpful to the ecosystem and so not an issue of personal privacy, that today we collect that data so that we make that experience better for everyone.”

This backs up detailed data that some had chosen to dismiss as conspiracy theories.
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By default Windows 10 Home is allowed to control your bandwidth usage, install any software it wants whenever it wants (without providing detailed information on what these updates do), display ads in the Start Menu (currently it has been limited to app advertisements), send your hardware details and any changes you make to Microsoft and even log your browser history and keystrokes which the Windows End User Licence Agreement (EULA) states you allow Microsoft to use for analysis.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2015, 02:02:01 PM »
My gut reaction is that while it's annoying, it doesn't really affect me. But then again, I really have no idea what they do with the information and how much it affects me.

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2015, 02:12:34 PM »
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/11/02/microsoft-confirms-unstoppable-windows-10-tracking/
Which explains why windows 10 is free.  ::)

BTW Avromie7, do you run windows 10, or you refrained cuz of this?

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2015, 02:15:42 PM »
Which explains why windows 10 is free.  ::)

BTW Avromie7, do you run windows 10, or you refrained cuz of this?
I actually installed windows 10 before Microsoft let anyone know that even when you disable snooping they still snoop
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2015, 02:17:12 PM »
I actually installed windows 10 before Microsoft let anyone know that even when you disable snooping they still snoop
There's going back.

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2015, 02:20:35 PM »
I am in the consumer data business and trust me... there is no escaping it. Unless you want to live in the woods.

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2015, 02:20:50 PM »
There's going back.
Nah I'm not paranoid now that I disabled all the options that I can but it is a bit unsettling
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2015, 02:55:36 PM »
Nah I'm not paranoid now that I disabled all the options that I can but it is a bit unsettling
Any performance issues due to blocking?

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Re: Programs and Platforms That Stalk on Users
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2015, 03:09:27 PM »
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.