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Windows 7: MS Bing - Prying Eyes on the Web

05 Jun 2009   #1
rbmobile

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 
MS Bing - Prying Eyes on the Web

Flying under the radar of the Google-Microsoft rivalry in the high-stakes search industry is a new gang of sites that build deep dossiers on your secrets -- and those of your pals -- just from your keyboard strokes.

INTERNET COMPANIES SPOKEO, PIPL AND CVGADGET TRACK EMAIL, SOCIAL NETWORK SITES - New York Post
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05 Jun 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Haven't heard of these, but it's a jungle out there. I avoid anything that wants personal info. unless I'm buying something from a trusted source. Don't even like that much. I've even had cashiers ask me for an address when making a purchase and I tell them no way. Not even the town or state.

Gary
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05 Jun 2009   #3
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

So what's your address Gary?

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05 Jun 2009   #4
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Ummm Not sure. Somewhere in the woods. No road signs, so I'm lost.
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05 Jun 2009   #5
rbmobile

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Haven't heard of these, but it's a jungle out there. I avoid anything that wants personal info. unless I'm buying something from a trusted source. Don't even like that much. I've even had cashiers ask me for an address when making a purchase and I tell them no way. Not even the town or state.

Gary
No, I hadn't heard of these either. I'm with you on leaving as little info as possible.

Unfortunately in today's world of credit cards, it's impossible to not have all your credit purchases tracked then be bombarded with targeted advertising. With RFID chips being permanently attached to products, the retailer's scanner marries your personal ID with the product ID of the item you just bought. Let's say it's a shirt. Sometime later you go shopping wearing that shirt. When you walk into a store, the scanner reads the RFIDs in the items you are wearing and the RFID tag in your credit cards. Your recent purchasing history is retrieved from an online database and presto, the monitor in the aisle in front of you is advertising products that have been determined to be of interest to you. Of course these are benign uses of the technology. The dark side of this can get pretty scary.

Gary, since you replied to my POST, I was able to determine from the email header, your ISP, city and state, your real name and address, and if you pay your bills on time.....JUST KIDDING!
rb
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05 Jun 2009   #6
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

OMG a stalker

Quote:
Gary, since you replied to my POST, I was able to determine from the email header, your ISP, city and state, your real name and address, and if you pay your bills on time.....JUST KIDDING!
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05 Jun 2009   #7
rbmobile

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
OMG a stalker

How could u tell?
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05 Jun 2009   #8
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

How could u tell?
just kidding it is the chill out room
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05 Jun 2009   #9
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Just watch out for the routy neighbors.

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Seriously though, it's the junk mail and spam I'm interested in avoiding. Made the mistake of donating to one of those charities that send you return address labels for donating to them. It was a good cause and I thought what the heck. Suddenly my mailbox filled up with other charities that do the same. I now have 5 lifetime supplies of address labels. Never again.


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05 Jun 2009   #10
rbmobile

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 
Twitter Messages Lead to Burglaries?

Not to be paranoid, but...

Twitter Messages Lead to Burglaries?
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