Re: Blah, blah, blah...
Nah, SIP account keeps my four year old phone, with user replaceable battery, out of landfill.
966 posts • joined 23 Feb 2009
I'm not surprised. I suspect the chief benefit will be that the products can now be marketed as containing graphene. Given that the amount of pseudoscience in cosmetics advertising seems to encourage the unthinking to buy more this can only be a win for the producers.
Vodafone gave me the login details for VDSL when I signed up a few months ago. I've been using my own kit (and only my own kit) with every ISP for the last 10 years or so since I realised O2 were trashing my configuration settings in the router they supplied whenever they forced a firmware update.
So, to be clear, my LAN is safe from this slurpage or not?
The advertisers like it because they believe that this will mean only those who might be interested in buying a product or service will see an ad. This means they won't be spending money advertising said product or service to anyone who has no interest in it. The analytics people who actually do the tracking and aggregating of collected personal data like it because they can charge the advertisers more for the targeting service than if they were merely selling billboard space/air time. Presumably both parties make/save more money this way or the practice would have died out by now.
FWIW I agree with you and believe every effort should be made to thwart tracking.
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