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melgross
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melgross,
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10/30/2014 | 11:15:23 AM
Re: A piece of my data
It doesn't matter whether you "blindly" agree to this or not. Not only does AT&T do this as well, but I'd be willing to bet that the others do too, or are thinking about doing it. If that's the case, then there's no escaping it. I'm also now seeing that a number of sites that allow you to sign in using social site accounts are demanding more information from us. They now want to be able to access all of our " friends" followers, etc. I'm not bothering to comment on those sites.
melgross
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melgross,
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10/30/2014 | 11:02:06 AM
The only way
The only way to prevent this is to get our representatives to make this illegal. Will that ever happen? Well, we're seeing some movement in the government towards privacy. We saw this before 9/11, but that killed it. We have to make those officials understand that our votes will overwhelm whatever money they get for their campaigns from these companies.
progman2000
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10/29/2014 | 2:08:20 PM
Re: A piece of my data
Scary what you open yourself up to by blindly agreeing to their TOS.
zaious
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zaious,
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10/29/2014 | 1:07:20 PM
A piece of my data
It appears that everyone is after the user data and habits. These days we cannot do almost anythign without getting tracked fro business benefits. The question is do we know when our data is getting tracked and sold to third parties? And, what can we do if we do not want to get tracked this way? The options are limited, we need to agree to 'Terms and Conditions'.
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10/29/2014 | 12:59:40 PM
Data collectiona and usage legislation

I agree that most consumers would not have known about this and most will never know unless they are informed. This really exemplifies the need for legislation to catch up with technology to protect our privacy.

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