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JP234 said:derekmorr said:ericthehalfbee said:What does my bank know about me? A lot, since everything I buy shows up on my debit/credit card. If they see my income building in a savings account they might send me an offer to invest in a retirement plan (for example).
Do I have a problem with that? Obviously not since it’s part of the service I’m getting.
Now if the bank makes my data available to someone else, THEN it’s a major problem. I expect companies I do business with to know some things about me. I don’t expect them to consolidate their knowledge of me to build a detailed profile to target me.
I’m convinced when the dust clears this will be nothing more than data Apple gets through my normal dealings with them.
I’m still waiting to see Apple serve me an advertisement in The App Store that’s in any way targeted (based on existing Apps I have installed or my web browsing habits). Or to see a ad in Facebook related to my search history in The App Store. If that ever happens I’ll be pissed.https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/19/heres-what-the-wells-fargo-cross-selling-scandal-means-for-the-bank.html
Spitbath said:I agree with this sentiment. I have been trying to have less Google in my life by avoiding their products... That includes no longer using Chrome, Gmail, Google Maps, and most importantly, avoiding friendly relationships with Android users if I can. YouTube is the only Google product I cannot live without.
I'm honestly wondering why anyone would use iMessage at all. From a privacy perspective, it's a terrible product.
- The iCloud backups are accessible by Apple. Deal breaker.
- The iMessage protocol is terribly designed. It's so bad that in 2016, researchers at Johns Hopkins were able to read encrypted messages. That should never be possible.
- Related to the above: iMessage doesn't have forward secrecy. That's just stunning.
- It's not open source, so it can't be independently audited.
- Apple routinely gives information to government agencies.
lordjohnwhorfin said:I hate to have to use that POS Firefox, but at least adblock works on it.
Why is firefox a pos?