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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 09:41 AM

 

Seems like a lot of scripts not related to gathering census data.

Am I a paranoid? Because I feel like a paranoid.



Here's a closer look.

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Reply Seems like a lot of scripts not related to gathering census data. (Original post)
Odoreida Mar 2020 OP
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #1
Odoreida Mar 2020 #2
2naSalit Mar 2020 #3
jberryhill Mar 2020 #7
customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #10
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #4
jberryhill Mar 2020 #6
jberryhill Mar 2020 #5
jberryhill Mar 2020 #8
Post removed Mar 2020 #9
MineralMan Mar 2020 #11

Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 09:47 AM

1. They're ads.

Just about every website has them, including government ones.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 09:48 AM

2. So much for census data being private. n/t

 

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Response to Odoreida (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 10:47 AM

3. +1

Exactly what I suspected would happen.

The only remedy will be for the next admin to rerun the census. It will be costly but can be done as there is a single date for which data is collected and can be replicated at a later time when actual adults are back in charge.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 11:26 AM

7. No. Look at the screenshot in the OP

 


See that toolbar?

The OP runs with all that crap turned on.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 12:15 PM

10. Good point

I didn't notice that, because I generally expect the terminate-and-stay-resident software to show up in the lower right hand corner. Great catch there.

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Response to Odoreida (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 11:09 AM

4. That doesn't mean that the ads have access to your data.

It just means that the page has links to the ads.

Financial institutions, for example, nearly all have ads on their websites. That doesn't mean that the ads have access to your bank data, even if the ads are on the pages for online banking.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 11:23 AM

6. It doesn't even mean that

 

The OP runs a browser with one do those idiotic toolbars turned on and populated by shit.

You see YouTube and Google in the list of stuff? You see YouTube and google crap in the toolbar?

Thatís what is going on here.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 11:22 AM

5. You are not paranoid enough

 


Thatís your freaking toolbar laden with crap.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 11:28 AM

8. Here. Click on this and learn what you did to yourself...

 

Those results have nada to do with the census website.

https://www.google.com/search?q=browser+toolbar+spyware

You have permitted a load of third party software to ride shotgun with your browser and monitor everything you do.

You need to get rid of browser add-one and turn off the toolbar.

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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 12:34 PM

11. Did you mean to reply to yourself?

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