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Title: Does everything corporate want to spy us?
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Published: Jan 31, 2021
Author: Neo
Post Date: 2021-01-31 21:14:38 by NeoconsNailed
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Views: 28
Comments: 3

I really can't take this. I've been occasionally using mail.com for years and suddenly when I go to log in they give me this notice:

We Care About Your Privacy! We and our partners store and/or access information on a device, such as unique IDs in cookies to process personal data. You may accept or manage your choices by clicking below or at any time in the privacy policy page. These choices will be signaled to our partners and will not affect browsing data.Privacy Policy We and our partners process data to provide: If you accept, we may do the following:

Use precise geolocation data ; Actively scan device characteristics for identification. This is done to Store and/or access information on a device and to provide Personalised ads and content, ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. List of Partners (vendors)

Agree and continue Edit Settings

I've been routinely ignoring these in search results. you can usually get at whatever you wanted to see in a site without signing in or agreeing to conditions -- it may be reduced to a fraction of the page or grayed half out, but it's often still quite visible behind the busybody box.

This time there seems no escape. I click 'Edit Settings' and it opens another box also hatefully headed "We care about your privacy!" Non-choices:

Store and/or access information on a device/ Personalised ads and content, ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development/ Use precise geolocation data / Actively scan device characteristics for identification/ Ad technology provider from Google/ Ensure security, prevent fraud, and debug/ Technically deliver ads or content/ Match and combine offline data sources/ Link different devices/ Receive and use automatically-sent device characteristics for identification

I mashed the button for 'Ensure Security' etc but don't like the explanation that then showed: 'Your data can be used to monitor for and prevent fraudulent activity, and ensure systems and processes work properly and securely.' WHAT systems? Such horribly vague nicey-nicey stuff!

Mind you, this is mere minutes after I went through similar with a free MS Word alternative called WPS Office. Declined to mess with it on downloading and it wouldn't let me open it without doing so. Started the removal process, halfway thru it gave me a box asking why I didn't want their wonderful program, and I toldem:

Like all other word processors I've tried, WPSO unfortunately can't reliably trade formatted text back and forth with Eudora email drafts. (Then I realized the answer was simply keeping spare drafts in Eudora.)

But I'm also concerned about your Privacy Notice -- seems quite invasive. I found a very similar free alternative to WPS that has no such notice and will be keeping it around. Maybe it spies on me too but without saying so....

Yeah. I know there's always been some of this nonsense but it's getting out of control right when the new, worst-ever crop of DemoCommies has taken over and the social media giants are feeling their oats. They really "CARE" all right.

Since the 'good cop' program TextMaker is almost identical to WPS Word my paranoid little mind is guessing they're both from the same company, cf. the eerily similar mail.com and GMX. So mebbe I'm their double guinea pig.

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#1. To: NeoconsNailed, 4um (#0)

the history and a eulogy for eudora

tedium.co/2017/09/28/eudora-email-history/

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2021-01-31   21:32:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: All (#0)

I just noticed in GMX that you can click an option in that list and it gives you a non-definition -- and they all link to this page of gobbledygook:

tcf.cookiepedia.co.uk/?lang=en

There you are, 10 'Purposes', 2 'Special Purposes', 3 'features', 2 'Special Features. The one for my tentative choice, 'Match and combine offline data sources', is just a backdoor to all the others!=

"Combine data obtained offline with data collected online in support of one or more Purposes or Special Purposes."

Orwell and Kafka are looking down from the sky at the ex-Free world and wondering why nobody listened to them when they could. Just HATE this bunk!!!

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-02-01   3:09:00 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Lod, All (#1)

A doleful but fun article. Eudora's actually going pretty strong. Its last real iteration is easily gettable, works like clockwork, and is a gas -- just like the other orphaned wonder, Windows 7 (which I still use and plan to forever).

There a users' email list where ppl (some of them beneficent experts) avidly share knowledge and solutions for any quirks and questions that may arise. We had a Yahoo egroup but since converting to Google they all seem to be sticking with FB forums.

Another great aspect of 'Eu' would surely lower the level of internet traffic (and people's HD space) a tad if widely used: near- total control over received emails. I ask friends replying to me to delete irrelevant portions of my emails when they're replying to me, and they say they can't -- the entire #@%$ thing comes back in their replies for me to trim. I couldn't believe this limitation existed but tested it in Gmail, Aol and Yandex webmail accts that I never use. Sure enuff, you don't have that facility in' 'em.

You can do Alt-MS on any msg from or to yourself and it creates a new copy as if for the 1st time. May not sound like much of a life saver, but it is!

For such reasons as these and Eu's famous user-friendliness, email has never been a tedium for me -- quite the contrary. Using free webmail only, now that's a real crashing bore!

Eu came as freeware with my 1st computer from DAK like 30 years ago. Freedom! If anybody would like to try it, this looks like a pretty good source and has a good rating from safeweb.norton.com:

eudora.informer.com/7.1/

Here's where a member of the Listmoms list once sent it to the group:

www.dropbox.com/sh/acfvld...&subfolde r_nav_tracking=1

Should be fine but I haven't tested it and make no guarantees. Version 7.1.0.9 is the masterpiece.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-02-01   8:31:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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