BlackbirdBuilt for SpeedPremiumReviews:
Fort Wayne, IN
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Re: They Know What You're Shopping For
quote:If my eMail address is being used between companies to target advertising toward me, how is that not using my personal information?
...Their argument: It's still anonymous because the identity information is removed, protected or separated from browsing history. Facebook Inc., for example, offers a service that shows ads to groups of people based on email address, but only if advertisers already have that address. Facebook says that it doesn't give people's email addresses to the advertiser.
quote:If it's linked to my name or eMail address, how does that qualify as anonymous?
...Consider Dataium LLC, the company that can track car shoppers like Mr. Morar. Dataium said that shoppers' Web browsing is still anonymous, even though it can be tied to their names. The reason: Dataium does not give dealers click-by-click details of people's Web surfing history but rather an analysis of their interests.
quote:And they still would describe it as anonymous?
...In separate research, the Journal examined what happens when people logged in to roughly 70 popular websites that request a login and found that more than a quarter of the time, the sites passed along a user's real name, email address or other personal details, such as username, to third-party companies.
This dumbing-down and perversion of ordinary language has become the bane of modern civilization.
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StuartMWWho Is John Galt?PremiumReviews:
said by Blackbird:My guess is that anything other than your full name is classified as "anonymous" since that would require some (minimum) work to link it to a specific individual.
And they still would describe it as anonymous?
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Dude111An Awesome DudePremium
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quote:It IS,this is all BS so they can justify doing it!
If my eMail address is being used between companies to target advertising toward me, how is that not using my personal information?