Subject: Re: B&H is sharing your data! Sharing your DATA!!!
On 2017-12-06 17:12:26 +0000, RichA said:
> On Wednesday, 6 December 2017 01:00:34 UTC-5, Savageduck wrote:
>> On Dec 5, 2017, RichA wrote
>> (in article<firstname.lastname@example.org>):
>>> Most of these sites have fine-print legal boiler-plate alluding to things
>>> like this. Or not, if not, the guy might sue. But has no one noticed after
>>> having dealt with a site, all of a sudden you get spammed by a half-dozen
>>> other sites who could only have gotten say your email from the site you dealt
>>> with? As for Dpreview and all other sites, I figure hundreds of little minion
>>> are frantically going over data gleaned from dozens of cookies, desperately
>>> trying to figure out how to sqeeze more money out of us.
>> It is cookies doing their thing.
>> The most common manifestation I see is with add supported sites such as
>> fujirumors.com when adds for a specific item, and vendor appear after I have
>> made a purchase, or search at Amazon, or B&H for the same item, and they try
>> to sell me something I have just bought.
>> For most sites I use an add blocker, but when I want to access the content of
>> the site, I just ignore the adds.
> Ads for specific products can chase you around for a month or more
> before disappearing. All it takes is one product look-up.
That would be the work of those that serve the ads at B&H, not the
store itself. I wonder if the USSR would have lost control of their
masses with such data, and on record on who's reading what...