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#11 2019-12-15 22:45:25

Destry
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Re: Fookin' Goog 'n' Farcebook again

Once again I’m reminded I need to delete the Google account I don’t use anymore.

Google drops ban on personally identifiable web tracking

https://www.propublica.org/article/google-has-quietly-dropped-ban-on-personally-identifiable-web-tracking

Also, if you want something even better than Reader to strip out the crap layers on articles like that, drop the URL in Outline.com. It’s great.

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#12 2019-12-16 08:05:14

phiw13
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Re: Fookin' Goog 'n' Farcebook again

Destry wrote #320560:

Once again I’m reminded I need to delete the Google account I don’t use anymore.

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You did see that that propublica article is from 2016, yes ?
Not saying it is a bad thing to remind everybody about the crap G does.

(also I’m not sure that this is still effective for users of Safari / Firefox 70+ – although if you remain logged in on g-account while browsing the web, all hell is possible)

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#13 2019-12-16 09:59:10

Destry
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Re: Fookin' Goog 'n' Farcebook again

phiw13 wrote #320565:

You did see that that propublica article is from 2016, yes ?

lol. No, actually, I did not. I seem to miss details like that easily when using my phone. And my frickin’ eyes get worse by the second. It was shared in fedi stream yesterday and I made the mistake of assuming it was timely. Apparently the sharer did too. Only half my fault!

Oh well, I still need to delete that useless account. Just need to make sure that stupid email isn’t used on something else that I’ll be locked out of if not careful.

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#14 2019-12-16 11:36:05

phiw13
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Re: Fookin' Goog 'n' Farcebook again

It is OK, in a way as few people understand how far G. goes to profile them.

Oh, yes, and damn eyes. Those are not improving here either. [/sigh]

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#15 2020-01-16 12:32:48

Destry
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Re: Fookin' Goog 'n' Farcebook again

Hope for the future? Or too little too late?

Judging by how much today’s capitalism and militarism feeds and relies on the financial, energy, and technology sectors, me thinks the latter.

But I’ll take what I can get. Seeing the goliaths stumble and crumble is still satisfying, even if we’re crushed by their fall.

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#16 2020-01-16 13:26:39

michaelkpate
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Re: Fookin' Goog 'n' Farcebook again

Destry wrote #321124:

Hope for the future? Or too little too late?

How is this hope for the future? The recruits with the most qualms about technology decide not to work at Google et al while the ones with the least go right ahead. And then make their fortunes and start the new startups with the same mindset they started with.

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#17 2020-01-16 15:32:05

Destry
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Re: Fookin' Goog 'n' Farcebook again

We can agree, Michael. There’s no hope. None at all.

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