December 9, 2018
You’re being watched.
Analysis by the Mail found that Marriott International, Facebook, Asda, Paypal, BT and Tesco engaged in hidden data harvesting and sharing.
Giant firms can use personal data to build a profile of customers for targeted adverts or to pass to other organisations.
Pregnant women’s due dates being farmed out by Asda to mystery third-party companies for marketing;
Children’s voices recorded on the YouTube Kids app being used by Google to promote other apps;
Passport photos given to PayPal for account verification may be shared with Microsoft for fraud prevention and the testing of new products;
Health details, ethnic origin and political views of Facebook users being used by the social network for targeted advertising;
Viewers of BT television being profiled for advertisers according toprofiles of their television watching and telephone call records.
I know this sounds terrible. But when you think about it, you realize they have no other reason to do this than the good of their customers. Capitalism forces altruistic companies to constantly look for better ways to serve their customers and knowing everything about them has to be one of the best ways to do that.
Haven’t you seen that “What Women Want” Mel Gibson movie? He reads their minds and is able to better do the sex thing with them. Tech companies are just like Mel Gibson’s character in that movie and we’re just like the hos he fucks.
Emails detailing how Facebook accepted cash in exchange for access to its users’ data were published by Parliament last night.
The firm’s staff discuss whitelisting companies including AirBnB, Tinder and Netflix – allowing them to retain access to Facebook user data if they placed enough advertising.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, wrote in a private email that access to user data could be licensed to advertising buyers.
But he adds: ‘If the revenue we get from those doesn’t add up to more than the fees you owe us, then you just pay us the fee directly.’
Where’s the harm in this? Poor Facebook went through all that trouble to gather your data… it would be mean to expect them not to use it.
Tory MP Damian Collins, who chairs the Commons digital committee, which published the Facebook emails, said: ‘This investigation clearly demonstrates that there is a complete data free-for-all where big companies are building up huge banks of data on their customers who, on the whole, are largely unaware of what they are giving away and what happens to it.’
That sounds very close to privacism.
Why should you be the only one to know what you think and what your habits are? Keeping other people out of your head is a very strong form of discrimination that has no place in current year.
All companies analysed by the Mail state that they keep customer details secure, according to new European Union GDPR rules, and that the information is encrypted.
Of course. They don’t want others to access those… without paying them enough first, or they want it all for themselves.
It’s like a stalker following you around all day telling you “don’t worry, your secrets are safe with me” when you find out.
There are also concerns over the companies hoarding profiles on their customers to target them with advertising and sell them more products.
They’re obviously using all that data for something. Might as well make lots of money with it too.
The ‘tick to accept’ box is presented when purchasing or signing up for a service online, for example booking a flight, creating an email account or registering for a grocery delivery.
Richard Lloyd, director of consumer action group Resolver and former director of Which?, said: ‘No one understands the extent of what happens to their data.
‘A firm will say you have to opt in, tick this box, but what sits behind that is massively opaque or hidden. Individuals are being ripped off, scammed, hacked and having their data used and misused by firms that we all know are making mega profits.
The terms and conditions are enormous and unintelligible – but you’re forced to tick.
And forced to lie, effectively by saying you’ve read it all.’
Come on. We have to be realistic here. It’s not their problem if you don’t have a pocket lawyer you carry around with you 24/7 to tell you in plain English about the terms of service of the hundreds of websites and apps you come upon daily.
Yes, they can also track your behavior outside of Facebook in websites that implement their kike tools.
It states: ‘We use the information that we have to deliver… ads and make suggestions for you…on and off our product‘ – and that this includes data ‘with special protections’.
Facebook specifies elsewhere that special-protection data includes ‘life events about your religious views, political views or your health’ and ‘racial or ethnic origin, philosophical beliefs or trade union membership’.
They’re just curious about the goyim and curiosity is a good thing.
Children’s voice searches and watch history are stored by Google via the YouTube Kids platform, a version of YouTube with child-appropriate content.
Having data from early childhood is a great way to build a more accurate profile of the person.
Keep in mind that all of this is what they tell you they do. It would be naive to think they are not doing much, much more behind the scenes, and that their stated intent is their real intent.
Would you allow a traveling salesman to follow you everywhere—even to the bathroom—so he can better sell you products?
You are not powerless. There are simple ways to mitigate this gigantic surveillance situation. You can start by detaching your internet research from your normie identity.
Use Tor Browser without logging in anywhere each time you want to look for information. Use a normal browser when you want to access accounts tied to your normiespace identity such as Linkedin, Facebook, work stuff, and whatever else normies do, and never “google” stuff while using that browser or when logged in to some of those normiespace accounts. This will make it difficult for these corporations to correlate information and keep track of what you do outside of their websites.
Use better alternatives when possible. Duckduckgo instead of Google as a search engine, privacy-oriented email services instead of Gmail. Firefox browser instead of Chrome for normiespace activities.
Avoid engaging if possible. If you can do without using Facebook, you avoid a big chunk of the problem.