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From almost no privacy to private information to be sold

Post#1 by francois » 30 Mar 2017, 19:13

From almost no privacy to private information to be sold: thank you so much Donald! :evil:
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Post#2 by donald » 30 Mar 2017, 20:54

....simply making legal, what was/is common practice. ..everywhere..
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We are very sorry, but we have to admit we've been hacked (of course, of course)
and our 5 million users large database has been copied....LOL

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Post#3 by francois » 04 Apr 2017, 20:43

Oh joy! I just realized that I live in Canada. Trump is not my president. :Yahoo!:
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Post#4 by fulalas » 05 Apr 2017, 08:46

The problem with the lack of privacy isn't exclusive of USA, of course. We can simply remember Snowden's leaks.

In my opinion, the issue with privacy is a well planned Coup of corporations that, providing what they call 'free services', are using us as the actual product. As people can't see it or don't care or simply don't know what to do to avoid it, they just fall in love with the promises of the market and keep desiring useless things on an endless circle of consumerism that is destroying our planet and the lives of billions of people.

What's scary is not the blindness of majority, but those who defend this broken system as if it were the only and perfect solution to mankind, sometimes even saying that this is natural, a basic and unavoidable instinct.

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Post#5 by francois » 07 Apr 2017, 03:10

@evan:
Medical herbs! You are late in the news. There will be no more cover up. We are going to get weed for sale in our liquor stores (Société des alcools) within the next few months. Many bilions for the pot industry. :oops:
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Post#6 by Rava » 07 Apr 2017, 11:11

francois wrote:Oh joy! I just realized that I live in Canada. Trump is not my president. :Yahoo!:
For the mess he could will create he is all the world's president. Let's look into the past, some prior wars: Korea, Vietnam, Iraq (against Sadam): All have been based on lies, all have been started out of greed, to make the USA great again (or similar such nonsense)... and still, nothing was ever done against these war atrocities by the USA and some allies (like the UK)...

And while the EU sure has its issues (especially with lobbying and the poser of the large companies or large international banks) it is still a better approach than what the right-wingers anti-EU-folks want to make. ...


So, happy bright future to all of us, since the past was so bright already. </irony>


But the idea of poisoning your browser habits like Evan posted, neat idea.
Is the article worth reading? Does it give easy to follow instructions how to set up such "poisoning" info bubbles?
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Post#7 by francois » 07 Apr 2017, 12:46

@rava:
Off topic!

What do you think of the Trump attack on Siria following Bachar El Assad sarin gaz against its own population? It seems that the great friendship between Putin and Trump has just ended. :twisted:
Sorry to talk about such sad issues in a lightly manner. :oops:

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Post#8 by donald » 07 Apr 2017, 13:11

francois wrote:We are going to get weed for sale in our liquor stores within the next few months.
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Post#9 by francois » 07 Apr 2017, 13:58

@donald:
Hum! I think that you have your own tinted version of history. :wink:

Pot effect after more than 25 years of usage:
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Post#10 by Rava » 08 Apr 2017, 13:57

francois wrote:@rava:
Off topic!
Indeed, therefore I made a new thread here: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=6819
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Post#11 by brokenman » 08 Apr 2017, 20:54

You sold your privacy the day you bought that smart phone.
How do i become super user?
Wear your underpants on the outside and put on a cape.

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Post#12 by fulalas » 11 Apr 2017, 23:39

brokenman wrote:You sold your privacy the day you bought that smart phone.
You're totally right: https://www.neowin.net/news/smartphone- ... g-to-study

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Post#13 by Rava » 18 Apr 2017, 10:39

fulalas wrote:
brokenman wrote:You sold your privacy the day you bought that smart phone.
You're totally right: https://www.neowin.net/news/smartphone- ... g-to-study
Smartphones, and the folks dealing with them are really "special"

Me, with the network and system admin background I do understand "update" as what it means, or should mean: already installed software gets updated to newer versions, mostly bugfixes or security fixes.

But in the smartophone-verse, updating means, you get, without being asked and without giving consent, 15 new silly programs like pizza.de, liferando.de or zalando.de (and I dislike all 3, but especially zalando... urggghhh)
When you complain in the shop you got the smartphone from, explaining to them what "to update" means, they look at you like you being from the wrong planet telling you "that's what updating means. You get new programs" :o

No folks, that is not what updating means. *deaddeskssjhjsbhsdlssdjbhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh* :wall:
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Post#14 by KnallKopf » 25 Apr 2017, 00:26

I do not know, should i thinking this is good or bad ?
It hit the people first the saying "who have nothing to hide, having nothing to fear".
This is the one of the reason why i use tor for many things.
My Internet Profile should look like from a smart guy that are only interessted on technik thinks.

And Smartphone: I have have no Smartphone but Mister Zylinder have one. :wink:

In the other Hand it one more step for privacy loose.
And i know that I can't escape in future, because the links will be stronger and stronger.
Additional it will more and more difficult, in the past it was easy to register for email with wrong names.
But now they want always my telefon number.
In Summer 2017 it will required to show your passport for a praipaid Telefon account.

For a few months ago it was happend that my working mail.de account was deleted without comment.
I guess that the admin to me has not believed that my real name are Peter Pimmel.

If everbody now a good email provider I m thankfull.
In Germany is only freenet.de working without telefon number but they need an additional email account.
And i think SMTP will not work.

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Post#15 by donald » 25 Apr 2017, 04:38

KnallKopf wrote: "who have nothing to hide, having nothing to fear".
Yep, it helps to be a bit dumb if you want a "happy go lucky" life.

People even don't realize that they're getting different prices depending on
whether you login into a shop with a mac or a PC.

Or that they pay different insurance rates, because the seller did know
(because of your payback card) that you bought 5 sixpacks a week.

Or they are not allowed to enter the country
because they have bought a suspicious book at amazon.

and so on....

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