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« on: Oct 10, 2018 01:08 pm »

Dear Steve, would you please not post links to spyware? Or at least consider providing an alternative link. Thanks!

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I placed a different video above associated with Stacey Abrams because of your concern. However, I would appreciate an explanation after being called out on it. I would be very interested to know about your knowledge regarding spyware associated with this specific link. Since you brought it out here on the forum instead of contacting me personally as we have done so many times in the past; I also think you may be able to help all of us understand your concern. Since it is difficult to know what links aren’t associated with spyware.

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« Reply #1 on: Oct 10, 2018 05:16 pm »

Thanks for posting a different link. The criterion I used for identifying it as spyware was that it was a link to facebook.comWink

I would like to propose that all such links be banned from the forum. Of course, it is up to you and everyone else to decide.  More and more people are deciding to delete their accounts on that surveillance system, and so are unable to view things posted there easily. They tend to block half of the page with an obnoxious login window pressuring you to either login or sign up.

Should we move this to another thread? I don't want to derail your original topic.

https://acreto.io/facebook/facebook-dossier-spyware/
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 10, 2018 05:42 pm »

And due to its immense pressure to get visitors to sign up or login (so they can be assimilated), I think it would, in the words of Melania Trump, "be best" not to lead people there at all, which is another reason for instituting the ban on their links.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/08/19/98-personal-data-points-that-facebook-uses-to-target-ads-to-you/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.00225f238a22
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 10, 2018 09:34 pm »

Thanks for posting a different link. The criterion I used for identifying it as spyware was that it was a link to facebook.comWink

I would like to propose that all such links be banned from the forum. Of course, it is up to you and everyone else to decide.  More and more people are deciding to delete their accounts on that surveillance system, and so are unable to view things posted there easily. They tend to block half of the page with an obnoxious login window pressuring you to either login or sign up.

Should we move this to another thread? I don't want to derail your original topic.

https://acreto.io/facebook/facebook-dossier-spyware/

I believe the spyware is even used to some extent here when we no longer have people paying to keep the advertising off our forum. But I would agree with you in light of the Russian government influencing our elections through Facebook; which is quite possibly the straw that broke the camels back and elected a dictator instead of a president.
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 10, 2018 11:06 pm »

It's true that the google spyware is active on here as well (and many other sites you visit). The best way around it is to never login to a google service...because once you log in to one, you've logged into them all and they can follow you around the internet. I have been tempted to remove the ads myself, but I don't want to get your forum in trouble. Everyone using this forum  should use a VPN to block your IP address from the advertisers. Make sure to use this site in an incognito browser as well, to make sure that there are no cookies hanging around that the google can use to identify you. This page used to have google analytics, but we have since reformed our ways and removed that. You can rest assured that the ads put by SMFForFree and embedded YouTube links are the only google stuff running on this page. SMFforfree can also read everything, but since this a public forum, we care less (as probably do they).
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