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    Social Media The time has come..

    Gentlemen,

    The time seems to be closing in.. I may need to cull all social media accounts.. They have just become too invasive. Anyone seen "The Social Dilemma" on Netfarts?

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    How many accounts do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh One Who Knocks View Post
    How many accounts do you have?
    Instagram and Reddit..

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    I simply had an audible 2 minute conversation about wanting to learn Spanish with my 23 year old.. She mentioned she had some discounts on using Babble.. This morning in Instaturd I had a friggin ad for Babble.. These mother fuckers are monitoring our every private moment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy View Post
    I simply had an audible 2 minute conversation about wanting to learn Spanish with my 23 year old.. She mentioned she had some discounts on using Babble.. This morning in Instaturd I had a friggin ad for Babble.. These mother fuckers are monitoring our every private moment...
    Anything Google related or Facebook related will be mining your data. Facebook owns Instagram & WhatsApp.

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    I don't have any of them. Anything private that I want to search is DuckDuckGo and Brave browser.

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    Actually I lie. I use WhatsApp. But all correspondence there is encrypted (so far)

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    Further to that I use a VPN. Nordvpn. It basically eliminates all ads and intrusive stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy View Post
    Instagram and Reddit..
    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy View Post
    I simply had an audible 2 minute conversation about wanting to learn Spanish with my 23 year old.. She mentioned she had some discounts on using Babble.. This morning in Instaturd I had a friggin ad for Babble.. These mother fuckers are monitoring our every private moment...
    Well that has nothing to do with either Reddit or Instagram. If it was audible only, then it was either Google or Apple listening though your phone(s) if you had them with you.

    It's just like if I do a Google search for a particular product on my phone, then suddenly all the ads on every app I open after that (the ones that have ads) are for what I was searching for. This happens even on my local news aps that have ads. It's all intertwined on any account that is tied to you. Just like if you go to the grocery store and use a loyalty card of some kind for discounts and then the supermarket sends you coupons for the exact products you always by. You are basically being tracked 24/7 anymore.

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    That's why I don't carry a cell nor use any social media.

    I just watch porn on my desktop using a VPN

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    I don't have any social media accounts and I still get targeted ads. I used to freak out about it but I'm over it. The only way to stop it is to become a Luddite.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonGeminiX View Post
    I don't have any social media accounts and I still get targeted ads. I used to freak out about it but I'm over it. The only way to stop it is to become a Luddite.
    I think there's a setting in Google where you can turn off targeted ads and you will just get more generic ads. I seem to remember being asked that question before (about which type of ads to allow) but I don't know for sure where the setting is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh One Who Knocks View Post
    Well that has nothing to do with either Reddit or Instagram. If it was audible only, then it was either Google or Apple listening though your phone(s) if you had them with you.

    It's just like if I do a Google search for a particular product on my phone, then suddenly all the ads on every app I open after that (the ones that have ads) are for what I was searching for. This happens even on my local news aps that have ads. It's all intertwined on any account that is tied to you. Just like if you go to the grocery store and use a loyalty card of some kind for discounts and then the supermarket sends you coupons for the exact products you always by. You are basically being tracked 24/7 anymore.
    It took our audible conversation and then presented the post from Babble to me through the Instagram platform...

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    Ya'll need to watch this goofy thing.. It's 1.5 hours.. I think even Roomba is mapping the footprint of our homes and reporting that info back..!

    "The Social Dilemma" on Netfarts

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    Google is getting so invasive. I looked at a Reddit page and now I'm getting notifications every time someone posts in that thread. Didn't login, don't have an account. Simply visit the page and they automatically put you on a list.

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