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Subject: Re: Lightroom Classic CC problem
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 22:32:46 -0500
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"nospam"<nospam@nospam.invalid> wrote

| i said it's for all intents not possible to block everything and that
| it only takes a tiny leak to piece the entire puzzle together.

  Another way to look at it: If naysayers like yourself
would just stop arguing and spend even a few minutes
dealing with the issue -- find a techie friend to set
you up with a HOSTS file and adjust your privacy
settings in software you use -- then the spyware
economy would collapse. You can easily reduce the
spying on yourself to a trickle.

  The spyware business model only works because
people like you can't be bothered to deal with the
control you have. It's not about having total privacy.
The point is just to not make it easy for companies
like Google to have a dossier on you for advertising.

  A HOSTS file and Firefox with NoScript would go a
very long way. If you don't know how to do that
then ask someone to help. (I recently set up my
ladyfriend with NoScript. I thought she'd complain,
but she actually understood the point immediately
and has no trouble deciding which script sources to
allow. Like most people, she was stunned to see how
many unfamiliar domains were running script in her

   In addition to those steps, set cookies to delete
when the browser closes. Choose privacy settings in your
phone. It's not rocket science and it's not a lot of work.
If you don't have the patience for even that much then
the single best "bang for the buck" is to get a HOSTS
file. You can get one here:

  All you have to do is download it and put it in the
right folder. Most people can handle that much.

  Companies like Google get away with what they're
doing *only* because people like you want convenience
and can't be bothered to adjust even the most basic
things. Instead you'd rather make excuses.

  Anyway, do as you like. I'm not going to argue
anymore. It was worthwhile only insofar as it
might have provided some information useful
to others.