Good grief!Big Brother is closer than we think...and how appalling if this is used to track people's thoughts in a more and more authoritarian world society.
What bothered me Fly was that it was just too much of a coincidence to get the cigar email this morning. I was aware that we are tracked when we are browsing but always assumed emails were private.
Yes, I had too. Clearly I was wrong. I'll be getting ads for weapons of mass destruction next if my e mails are being spied on....
Fly, I hate the thought that we have to think twice about what we write.I wonder how many sites are tracking our blogs.
just a little scary eh ? What frightens me is that the adverts that seem to pop up for me are all for weight loss and improving sagging skin....how do they know ? J.
Ah yes Janice, I get a lot of those too. It almost feels like someone is watching us from inside the pc screen!I'm also a little bemused by how many spam emails I get for viagra!
cookies have been an issue since way back in the dark ages when I first got on the 'net! I understand (in some instances) why they're used...but still it makes me uneasy having all that stuff messing around in my computer!
Hi Theanne. Yes I have been aware of them for some time but until I read the article I hadn't really given them much thought. It does make me feel a bit uneasy.
My malware searcher and antivirus should be clearing out tracking cookies but my facebook adverts really have me scratching my head in wonder. I don't want to learn Yiddish, I am not jewish, and I really really don't ever look at plastic surgery sites!
Hi Kv. I agree about Facebook ads. Totally inappropriate...almost like they are aimed at someone else rather than me. What I don't get is why I get all these ads in Turkish, when my page is in English. Of course I realise it must have something to do with my being located in Turkey, but surely ads would be in the language you use?
I have had a spate of over 50's dating site adverts popping up on my pages. The hubby will be wondering what's going on.
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