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727 clicks; posted to Business » on 07 Dec 2022 at 12:41 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-06 9:43:59 PM  
I guess my opinion of people who'd voluntarily opt into something like this is essentially the same as people who opt into their insurance companies installing a tracking device on their car in exchange for a small reduction in prices. Which is to say, a very low one.
 
2022-12-06 9:51:10 PM  
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2022-12-06 10:02:16 PM  
$2 a month for a barbaric intrusion on your privacy.

Wow, good deal.

Could I please get mine with a monthly kick in the nuts and quarterly COVID infection?
 
2022-12-07 12:47:08 AM  
hahahahahaha no
 
2022-12-07 12:58:15 AM  
How much is this data worth that they are willing to pay you for it ?
 
2022-12-07 1:22:14 AM  

Rev.K: $2 a month for a barbaric intrusion on your privacy.

Wow, good deal.

Could I please get mine with a monthly kick in the nuts and quarterly COVID infection?


Sure.

No extra charge.

You're welcome.
 
2022-12-07 1:28:22 AM  
Porn and IMDB lookups to see that yeah, that was John Travolta in fat drag in Hairspray. I only go a half dozen places, plus a random dinner outing every few weeks.
 
2022-12-07 1:37:00 AM  

padraig: How much is this data worth that they are willing to pay you for it ?


More than $2 per month. Probably much more.
 
2022-12-07 1:51:47 AM  

wildcardjack: Porn and IMDB lookups to see that yeah, that was John Travolta in fat drag in Hairspray. I only go a half dozen places, plus a random dinner outing every few weeks.


That was the musical version. I thought it was OK, but not a patch on the original film with Divine playing the role that Travolta did later.
 
2022-12-07 6:41:31 AM  
I feel like they already track 1/3 of my data use as that much ends up in an AWS instance anyways.
 
2022-12-07 6:43:26 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I guess my opinion of people who'd voluntarily opt into something like this is essentially the same as people who opt into their insurance companies installing a tracking device on their car in exchange for a small reduction in prices. Which is to say, a very low one.


I asked the Insurance co. once what their data retention policy was on the data they collect with those devices.

"Uh, er.. um...."

They can't answer.... which means probably forever
 
2022-12-07 7:49:45 AM  
I, for one, welcome our new overlords.
 
2022-12-07 8:06:33 AM  

soopey: I feel like they already track 1/3 of my data use as that much ends up in an AWS instance anyways.


$2 is nothing so I'd never opt into this, but yeah, I'm curious what the incremental difference is vs what they already have on you anyway.
 
2022-12-07 8:39:31 AM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: soopey: I feel like they already track 1/3 of my data use as that much ends up in an AWS instance anyways.

$2 is nothing so I'd never opt into this, but yeah, I'm curious what the incremental difference is vs what they already have on you anyway.


Probably not much. I do know the MDM on my corporate phone blocked the tracking. I opted in partly to test our MDM/ mobile security, and partly just because idc if it tracks me on my corporate phone since I don't use it for anything other than work tasks. You want to track my traffic on that? it's just teams and calls, and google authenticator.
 
2022-12-07 9:21:22 AM  
I might get or make two phone calls in a given month; almost no one has my phone number and callers are whitelisted. I have SMS blocked at the carrier level.

If somebody paid me to find out what I do with my phone, they'd find out I talk to my parents every so often. I'm sure this is shocking.

People mostly get my Google voice number, which forwards texts to email and has a voice mail box that transcribes messages and ALSO sends them to email.
 
2022-12-07 9:51:16 AM  
NOt that I think they would get any interesting or useful information from my phone, but $2 a month is just insulting.
 
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