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Leland33 wrote: Brainfix, Gator, others posted info on VPNs in April 2017. Here’s one of Brainfix’s posts from back then:
<r>That's the problem with Chromebooks - Google wants you to use Chrome. However, there are various highly-rated free VPN browser extensions available at the Chrome Web Store. Check out <B><s></s><URL url="https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... ?hl=en"><s>[url=https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... cffj?hl=en]</s>Hotspot ...
I noticed that almost five years ago. I remember the first time I noticed it - I had been shopping around online to help some bridesmaids find matching shoes in brown satin. For a couple of weeks after I was getting ads on FB for brown satin shoes - noticable (and memorable) because it was such an odd ad and freaked me out a bit.Karly wrote: Something else I am doing is shutting FB off when I'm not using it rather than leaving it on "in the background". I found that ads for items I had recently been looking at buying online started popping up in FB.
That is the thing. How could anyone think that it is okay for an app to get permission from a user to collect information from their friends? And yeah, it's all downhill from there re: CA et al.sugarmagnolia wrote: Targeting by advertisors is the price we pay for the free service of Facebook or whatever social media platform you are using. But the Cambridge Analytica scandal is more. A third party app not only collected info on those users but their friends. Then they sold that info to CA. Total and complete violation of privacy. And Facebook allowed it.