Another reason to NOT use gmail, outlook, yahoo:
@selea Nothing to hide, nothing to fear. 😎
I have never understood that argument,
@selea I don't understand why anyone worries about advertisers knowing what brand of toilet paper they prefer.
Well, I always think about how the Nazis treated the jews back in the days.
When the Nazis invaded the Netherlands, they where able to locate many of them thanks to the information that the government had collected about them. In this case they documented what "religion and ethinicity" a certain person and family belonged to. The Nazis took advantage of that.
Althou it seems like an extreme example today - the problem still stands.
Who MIGHT get over your personal data? Your sexual preferences? Your faith?
Another example if Orcut - a social platform that was pretty big in Brasil 10-15 years ago.
Orcut itself is no more, but the police got access to the massive database of its former users and has put people in prison over things that they wrote 15 years ago.
They dont just know that.
@joacim @anonymouscoward @selea
I still love the case of an US woman where, I think it was Best Buy, knew that she was pregnant before she knew.
She kept buying certain stuff with her card and from that data Best Buy knew that "only pregnant woman" would buy those things when they were pregnant from the other data they collected.
To be more clear here, she received coupons for diapers and other baby stuff before she knew she was pregnant.
@shellowl @anonymouscoward @selea Yeah. There is also the example where a woman got sent packages for mothers-to-be and where her family didn't know she was pregnant (she was having sex and was unmarried) and got beaten to death becuse of it. I say corporations should be held at an arms lenght at any cost unless I as a consumer say otherwise.
It's just for targeted advertising, don't worry about it. Just send it.
Also, your physical home address and your mobile phone number. Just checking you're a real human, that's all.
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