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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Google Tag Manager Reply with quote

This may not be news to most of you but I just found out:

Google implements the same kind of beacons (albeit more sophisticated so that the naughty comrade wanting to avoid it can't) that email spam creators used to determine whether the user read the email, ergo whether the email address is active and worth any money on the black market.
No need to play around with cookies that those pesky produ- I mean users keep on deleting (that we've disallowed the complete deletion of in our browser anyway, just in case) or doing complicated browser fingerprinting (doesn't hurt to have a back-up though, does it?), the answer was right in front of our eyes, delivered to us by the people our GMail team constantly fights against (the data loses its value when somebody sells it before us, eh?).

Don't Be Evil™
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alphabet is EVIL.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
Alphabet is EVIL.


Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. Google is the QED for that.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you surprised that a company, which makes its revenue from advertisements is selling you advertisements?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google pretends that the user is the customer, when in fact the user is the commodity.

Google attempts to push agendas that have nothing to do with it's economic model.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bunch of Johnnys-come-lately. Better late than never I suppose. And STAY OFF MY LAWN!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Bunch of Johnnys-come-lately. Better late than never I suppose. And STAY OFF MY LAWN!


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Are you surprised that a company, which makes its revenue from advertisements is selling you advertisements?

A former classmate of mine was gymnast but I've never seen her bend out of shape like your mind just has in order to produce that argument.
Just to be clear: the OP is about web beacons, not advertisements.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marcih wrote:
notageek wrote:
Are you surprised that a company, which makes its revenue from advertisements is selling you advertisements?

A former classmate of mine was gymnast but I've never seen her bend out of shape like your mind just has in order to produce that argument.
Just to be clear: the OP is about web beacons, not advertisements.


To be fair, notageek is often contrarian just to troll. It takes a bit of time to get used to it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marcih wrote:
notageek wrote:
Are you surprised that a company, which makes its revenue from advertisements is selling you advertisements?

A former classmate of mine was gymnast but I've never seen her bend out of shape like your mind just has in order to produce that argument.
Just to be clear: the OP is about web beacons, not advertisements.


Seriously?

You do realize that "web beacons" or gmail or any other Google service are all delivery vehicles for advertisements, don't you?

If you dislike ads, move to another service, where you can pay for it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hurrr, you must be tagged as an individual with the same technology spammers have used since the 90s in order to have simple advertisements delivered to you, hurrr.

This is you.
Being thoroughly profiled and tagged for targeted advertising is not the same as simple being-advertised-to and you know it. I think I'll heed Muso's advice.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next time, pay for services if you want such high standards.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think notageek must work for Alphabet. :wink:
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I don't work for Alphabet.
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