• LemmyKnowsBest@lemmy.world
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    7 days ago

    There’s a merchant I order products from, and the only way to get shipping tracking info is to install an invasive app that leeches all your Google information.

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    Wanna have something to chuckle?

    I’ve made a specific email for NSFW 18+ internet websites (there’s one with achievements and I wanted to have recommendations) and this email address, being used at every single site I’ve visited more often, never got leaked.

    Meanwhile I log in with Google and 4 hours later the nigerian prince asks me why I have changed my email address.

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      Yup, i have one for adult sites aswell. Never got spam, never got leaked, nothing.

      But the one from the free mail provider i used to login into big data websites is full of shit at this point.

    • 𝘋𝘪𝘳𝘬@lemmy.ml
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      Configure an individual Mail address for every site you need one for. You then know who sells or loses your address without telling you.

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            Sadly no, I haven’t received any spam on my 131 forwarding addresses. I have however, received spam on my new main account after sharing the address with my local hairdresser.

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                What you need to do is get each individual hair cut by a different hairdresser and then you can see which one is selling your account details or something

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                  But then I would lose my completely plausible excuse for having no hair. I’d have to admit to myself that is my genetics and not by choice haha

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    Don’t forget mailing list nags that are engineered to pop up right when you are reading the third sentence of the article.

    Right after the BS cookie popup.

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      Or I click a link to story about a cat stuck in a tree and it takes me to small, local newspaper I’ve never heard of called “The Sawfly Gazette - serving South Western Maine since 1975!”, then it immediately tells me I’ve hit my “article limit” and must subscribe for $14.95.

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    It’s not even casual internet surfing anymore. While looking for a job several months ago, I had to create a new account on every. Single. Fucking. Application.

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        I never used Workday - why do you need different accounts? Are there per-account limits you need to bypass? Or do multiple companies use their software and you need a different account for each company?

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          The latter. Every time I have to job hunt, it’s mentally exhausting from how frustrating it is. I have over 90 logins to various job sites and that isn’t counting the ones using Google login or the ones I just let my browser save and I never copied to my password library.

          If I ever have to job hunt again I’m printing out paper resumes and hitting the pavement like it’s 1980 again.

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          Agonizing. I’m starting to understand why some people choose to buck the system and live off the land in the wilderness.

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    RIP the uneducated masses. It seems easy to us on Lemmy, but for fucks sakes, feel like hardware manufacturers should really step up and stop circle jerking with the likes of Microsoft/Google/Apple etc and ship computers that COME with free open source software as a base. Bit unrelated to the add-on thing, as that is easy as fuck to do and people just don’t know, or they don’t care

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      They don’t know. For computers it is easy, but for Phones - this is really hard. But be glad that the masses don’t know about it. They actually watch all ads and bring in the money, so us educated can leech with no ads.