Good work, Gerry … we’ve told people about it dozens, maybe hundreds of times … and back when the “Which are you…” hoaxes were epidemic, we tried and tried to get people to stop … eventually they did once it came out that these were techniques for building relationship data by the data brokers. Boom. But now, I’m wondering what the nefarious reasons…
CAREFUL : if you click this link to read the Guardian article, it is recommended you clear cookies and cache first, and use your “Reader” function to read the article. This site has an unusual amount of stalkers and predators.
Yes, and the way they did it … and are getting rich … by aiding and abetting the cyber crime industry. Your headline is “… good for the internet” is skewed … they are very bad for the internet because they’re hiding and aiding some of the most egregious internet crime cartels while laughing to the bank.
It happened again. I’ve heard hundreds of stories about this. See I’ve linked to your article … Good work, and thanks for writing it https://medium.com/60-second-window/heres-why-you-need-a-second-account-always-b27b982fa556
Here’s why we’ve always advocated a second account. Since the early days of Compuserve and bitnet, I have advocated a CYA attitude toward the technology industry.
I believe some of the resources you list above actually belong to Google, or get their data from Google. I may be mistaken, but Google owns the planet. So almost everyone is dependent in some way on Google whether we know it or not. Sorry.
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK… thank you Caitlin!
You’ve filled in all the cracks in a long article, left by my glancing over the topic in a very short article — in which I linked to YOUR article here. Hopefully everyone will read both for different angles on the same worrisome problem.