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    • So,

      Does Apple track you? And to what extent?

      Also, those who don't wish to be tracked can simply download Ghostery or similar plug-ins for their browsers that block the trackers and third-party cookies.

      That and delete the FB app from your phone and only use it through a browser.

      Unfortunately, some businesses I deal with only have a presence on FB. If it were not for them, I don't think I'd have an account.

    • I'm indifferent.

      Being tracked to serve up advertising or marketing doesn't bother me. Nobody is making me buy it - but me. Mostly I use effective ad blockers anyway.

      Generally I work on, if I don't want something stolen - don't put it online.

    • You know, I've tried to get myself worked up over surveillance capitalism. I've read Shoshana's book and listened to her lectures. And then...I get positively gobsmacked by how eerie it is that YouTube can predict which video I want to watch next. And I like it.

      I don't like Facebook as a company — at all — but my beef isn't so much the tracking. It's how evil they can be wrt to Facebook groups, but that's a different story.

    • I get positively gobsmacked by how eerie it is that YouTube can predict which video I want to watch next. And I like it.

      The flip side is when you're fed videos that are intended to radicalize you because the algorithm thinks that's what you want to see.

    • You know, I've tried to get myself worked up over surveillance capitalism. I've read Shoshana's book and listened to her lectures. And then...I get positively gobsmacked by how eerie it is that YouTube can predict which video I want to watch next. And I like it.

      Same here. There's tracking I absolutely do mind - which is why I'm visiting Facebook rarely, and then only in an incognito tab of a different browser than the one I use for everything else - but when it comes to tracking for advertising purposes, I'm somewhere between @DangerDave 's indifference and actually liking the fact that, if I have to see ads anyway, it might as well be stuff that is potentially useful for me.

      What's funny is that Google is so hilariously bad about exactly this, although it's their core business model. Like you, I see YouTube suggestions that are absolutely spot on - but when it comes to ads, half of the time I see ads for stuff I googled a while ago but then already bought, and half of the time I see the same 4-5 video ads on heavy rotation, all for stuff I don't need (like pain ointments) or have no intention to ever use (like ebay).