when a new ad comes up on social media and you backtrack to what your phone must have spied on for it to "find" you

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Target sends me an email advertising cat food about an hour after I get home from buying cat food

mh, Thursday, 3 November 2022 00:41 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

oh no i lingered over a photo of a christmas sweater with the stranger things logo on it except it was "manger things" and a nativity scene and now i'm detecting a rapid influx of christmas ads being served to me. this post probably isn't helping me out here.

ꙮ (map), Thursday, 17 November 2022 18:35 (four months ago) link

maybe google "hajj 2023" "how to convert to judaism" and "diwali candles" ?

rob, Thursday, 17 November 2022 18:45 (four months ago) link

not a bad idea

ꙮ (map), Thursday, 17 November 2022 18:46 (four months ago) link

there was a web privacy app I read about years ago that instead of engaging in the arms race of protecting you from profilers, it silently did lots of random searches to make your data meaningless

rob, Thursday, 17 November 2022 18:49 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

It's still out there: https://github.com/essandess/isp-data-pollution

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 12 December 2022 07:39 (three months ago) link

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