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 Post subject: eBay sells your search Data
PostPosted: Nov Fri 27, 2020 6:08 pm 
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Have you ever noticed when you search for an item on ebay that the item shows up on your home page such as MSN for sale/ It is because ebay sells your search info. There is a page where you can stop this, but it only lasts a week and ebay is doing the same trick again. They must make millions when they undue the block after a week.

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 Post subject: Re: eBay sells your search Data
PostPosted: Nov Fri 27, 2020 6:31 pm 
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jimbenedict wrote:
Have you ever noticed when you search for an item on ebay that the item shows up on your home page such as MSN for sale/

Yes, I have noticed this, but makes you wonder about Amazon also ?
Anytime I do a search on any online link I just consider my search data being public.

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 Post subject: Re: eBay sells your search Data
PostPosted: Nov Fri 27, 2020 7:15 pm 
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Are they selling data, per se, or are they just parking a cookie in your browser that any other website can read?


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 Post subject: Re: eBay sells your search Data
PostPosted: Nov Fri 27, 2020 7:22 pm 
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hwhall wrote:
Are they selling data, per se, or are they just parking a cookie in your browser that any other website can read?

Interresting. I did see one site that stated the cookie is encoded and is only readable by that site.

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 Post subject: Re: eBay sells your search Data
PostPosted: Nov Fri 27, 2020 8:20 pm 
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And Facecrook used to track users everywhere they went outside of Facecrook as well, and didn't tell them. Now, of course, there are ways to stop this, but Schmuckerberg got away with it for a long time.

Just remember, no matter where you go online, YOU are the product. They are all making money off you and you aren't getting a share. Welcome to the internet.


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 Post subject: Re: eBay sells your search Data
PostPosted: Nov Sat 28, 2020 12:24 am 
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I've looked up certain things on the Internet and then ad's would start miraculously appearing for similar products on my Facebook page.

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 Post subject: Re: eBay sells your search Data
PostPosted: Nov Sat 28, 2020 1:11 am 
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I run ad and tracker blockers and have my browser set for maximum privacy, so I see very little of this crap. :wink:

I am also not a trained monkey that buys things just because I see them advertised. In fact, I do the opposite. If I repeatedly see obnoxious ads for something, I will go out of my way to avoid buying it. :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: eBay sells your search Data
PostPosted: Nov Sat 28, 2020 1:19 am 
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I just assume that everything I do online is tracked...


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 Post subject: Re: eBay sells your search Data
PostPosted: Nov Sat 28, 2020 2:05 am 
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bullseyeguyz wrote:
I just assume that everything I do online is tracked...

I assume that is the case to a certain extent, but I take what measures I can to prevent as much of it as I can.

Some people just throw their arms up and say I don't care about my privacy. :shock: I ain't doing that.


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