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Why Amazon knows so much about you - January 1st 2021, 01:16 PM

It's quite disturbing, really.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/CLQYZENMBI/amazon-data
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Re: Why Amazon knows so much about you - January 2nd 2021, 08:57 AM

That was an interesting read.


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Re: Why Amazon knows so much about you - January 25th 2021, 12:09 PM

amazon is a big brand and they offer lot of programs
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Re: Why Amazon knows so much about you - January 25th 2021, 12:38 PM

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amazon is a big brand and they offer lot of programs
I'm sure they do. But the question remains, just how much does Amazon know about us? I understand that it's a massive online retailer getting larger all the while high street shops remain closed throughout the covid crisis in some countries, and sure, Amazon's programs are impressive. That is, if you like sport, cars and television drama. But my family and I have no need for such when we've a massive satellite dish out the rear that picks up world programs of greater interest.




I won't hvae an Alexa or any of such Artificial Intelligence-operated devices in my home because the things listen. Even when switched off. Evidence becomes apparent when advertisements appear online not long after friends of ours had been discussing certain products. They also mentioned feeling spooked hearing their Alexa chuckle. For no reason at all. Since that unsettling experience they unplugged their Alexa and binned it.


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