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Old 07-03-2013, 06:08 AM   #1
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Nothing is private anymore

I opened my browser to my homepage, Google, and found a nice "Google word" of birthday cakes. I though, nice they are priming us for the 4th of July. When I hovered my mouse over the word, it said "happy birthday Todd". Well, today is my birthday. Just goes to show you that because of the internet, noting is private anymore. It really never was, just not everyone had easy access to our personal information. Just the new world we live in today!


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Old 07-03-2013, 06:31 AM   #2
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Yeah....it really ticks me off. Everything typed into a keyboard is transformed into marketing fodder....

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Old 07-03-2013, 06:41 AM   #3
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Hmmm... Mines coming up, gonna have to see if it does it for me too.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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Ah! The power of social media. Somewhere you have shared information about yourself and made it public, whether you knew you did or not.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:43 AM   #5
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They always get my birthday wrong! Probably because I never put the right date in on any form that I fill out.

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Old 07-03-2013, 08:55 AM   #6
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Well for what it's worth - Happy Birthday!

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:01 AM   #7
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Hello NSA.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:04 AM   #8
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When companies like gmail yahoo mail hot mail etc ask for my personal info.. I make it up... they dont need it..
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:49 PM   #9
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X2 on making up stuff to confuse the companies that shouldn't need your info. One other thing - when a form "requires" a telephone number that you don't want to give out, I just give it an exchange prefix that doesn't exist in my area code. Works most of the time, unless their computer picks that up. In that case, I just cancel the whole form and go somewhere else.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:36 PM   #10
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You think that's bad...

True story: This guy contacts JOF staff that he's not happy about the ad's that are popping up on this forum (adult content type websites). Poor guy! He had no idea that JOF's server is only posting the type of information that he searches for on the web on that computer LOL!

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