Deception?

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Deception?

Post by fredrosse » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:57 am

At the bottom of this forum I now see a statement:

"This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website", followed by a tab you can click "Learn more"

Followed by a computer button labeled "Got it!"

What does this "Got It!" imply? I suspect the label should read.. "I give permission for the addition of cookies to my computer"
Perhaps I am wrong here, but I see so much deceptive and misleading information on the web, and "Got It!" certainly is not anything clear. "Got it!" might imply to the user that they are saying "I understand", but why then does the website have a tab to acknowledge that I "Got it!" There are far more things that I don't know about on the web, so why is the website giving me this button to click?

Maybe the website is under some obligation to inform the users about cookies, and to have you click on some tab to agree to this, but they don't really want you to know that cookies can lead to all sorts of targeted advertising, or something like that? I would like to know the full meaning of this "Got it!" statement, does anyone know this answer?

Maybe the truth should read:

"This website uses cookies to ensure advertisers get the best chances of getting into your pockets, as well as your private information, for their profit motives." Followed by a computer button labeled "I am authorizing this practice on this computer"

Being "up front" and honest in representations is proper, somehow I feel that this "Got It!" button has an element of deception.
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Re: Deception?

Post by Lopez Mike » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:06 pm

I suspect that it is 'boiler plate' that came with the software but it would be a good thing to know if we are sharing any information outside of this community.
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Re: Deception?

Post by Maltelec » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:30 pm

Fred if you read the small print it will likely say something about allowing your computer to act as a 5G transmitter, allowing the Covid-19 virus to spread around your local area. However I will let you into a little secret: If you wear kitchen foil over your head as a hat, it will reflect the transmission away. Just don't tell anyone else.
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Re: Deception?

Post by DetroiTug » Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:41 am

Quote: "it would be a good thing to know if we are sharing any information outside of this community.''

If youre using internet explorer or google chrome for a browser and google or yahoo for a search engine, then the answer is, yes you are being tracked and your browsing activity sold to advertisers, it's how a lot of websites make money, nothing is free.

If you don't want to be tracked, use Mozilla Firefox for a browser and Duckduckgo for your search engine, neither of them store or share your activity. And ignore the ''Got it'' button or any other cookie offers, most cookies are harmless and simply store your personal preferences for the website. Some are very invasive. I reject all of them when given the choice.

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