- I don’t think I count because I never signed up for anything with Google. Never will. But I am forced by the ass-imilated Googies to use Google -stuff-. But I power wash my desktop after I’m done.
If I compare myself to Googies, I’d say that the one big improvement over others is that I am not easily stalked, profiled, defiled and shoved into a box with many so many others Google married us up to.
From my experience with “big tech” is that we are the latest, and greatest fastest earning commodity. We buy goods and services and a portion everything we buy goes to Google and returned to us in the form of insulting, degrading, hard-sell snake-oil advertisements.
We are a means to bigger profit margins. Our Google ‘profile’ are sold to advertisers who in turn try to selll us more of what we don’t want or need.
One that is just as bad as Google, are the web sites that come with a template with preinstalled stalkers. Most wanna be site “designers” just grab a pretty template with a bevy of bells and whistles, and if they stay inside the lines drawn, they call it a professionally built site, complete with ‘apis’ better known as stalkers, or and the ‘designer’ has no idea, and their client knows even less.
Thanks to COVID I had to take work where I could find it,. so after sending out a few queries, three of us take on the task of gently removing and/or replacing stalkers with the same bell or whistle effect without the stalkers, Google included.
I find that once having talked to clients, they are gung-ho to make the switch to caring about their visitor’s right to privacy. So, I think in the long run, most businesses do care but don’t have any idea how their site can perform better without SMIRCr’s
I put that SMIRC up now and then because I think it’s high time we stopped being too polite and started calling it what it is - they are not cookies. In short, the burglar tools they use to break through our right to privacy go further than simple cookies, they STALK (follow for nefarious reasons), MONITOR (us 24/7/365), INJECT (more stalkers), RECORD (profiling), in order to CONTROL what we see, say, and do.
Government, Corporations, and Advertisers have been lying to us for years. I celebrate the end of the day by opening Google’s spy in the eye, turn of anti-stalkers, and search some silly thing such as ‘MIT application forms’, and play there for a bit, then off to ‘5 star beach front property for sale’ and take a look at the listings there while showing a interest in a few over $5m, then ask Goospy ‘why does Santa live at the North Pole’, or ‘what is a kardashian and is there a cure for it?’ . You get my drift. If everyone did that, Google won’t know what to tell the advertisers about direct marketing.
Remember though, the trackers, stalkers, smircers, peeps and pervs can only follow our devices - L5 excluded of course.
Lastly, when it comes to mobile stalkers people cart around with them, when some asks “What - you don’t have a cell?” My answer is, “No, I was never convicted.”