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Does the internet see me?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by two fingers, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Ha! I know. Strange right?

    Here's what I mean. I am in a hydraulics class at school (cool class by the way). And I used a friend's thumb drive to get a simulation software to use for the class this morning. I have NEVER looked up anything on hydraulics in the internet. Heck, the class just started. All I have done is some book work and a couple of labs.

    Anyway, I just had an ad on my TB page for some sort of "Extreme hydraulics cylinder" thingy. Hello? Mr.Interwebs. Are you looking through my program files? Do I need to come in there and kill you in the face?

  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    This is an excellent post for the Boring Thread.
  3. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    Those are targeted ads. Smart cookies track stuff on your PC, and show you what you wanna see, so to speak.
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    The internet is like the Universe, and we're its eyes staring back at it.
  5. Clear your cache, cookies, and internet tag items/memory everytime you go to use your computer. It only takes a few seconds.
  6. 4dog


    Aug 18, 2012
    No but i do, and you need to not wear that shirt again.
  7. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    That's deep, I like it.
  8. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner of iron ore Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    If this is true I should go put pants on
  9. I should probably pull my pants up if that's the case :bag:
  10. Wow, talk about an awkward coincidence of timing :eek:
  11. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  12. Tat2dHeart

    Tat2dHeart Only two strings away from an attitude problem.

    If the internet's been watching me, it must like what it sees.

  13. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Is there web cam thingies going on here? :eek:
  14. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    The webcam on my laptop used to randomly come on until I manually disabled it.
  15. I know a few people that put electrical tape over their web cams.
  16. will33


    May 22, 2006
    I see what you're doing there.....stop that.

    Really, patwnt applications have been filed for technology that could, via camera and microphone, decipher what's going on in your home. Hear you and your spouse arguing?...cue commercial for relationship counseling or divorce attorneys. Watch you doing it?...cue birth control or viagra ads...

    Don't believe me?.....search it up....stay away from the tinfoil hat stuff, stick to actual filings and legal documents, etc.

    Of course, anyone who could figure out how to use this for nefarious purposes will do so, including, and especially, the government. So far, mostly involves television providers....

  17. will33


    May 22, 2006
    The built in laptop webcam is a given...same thing applies to your smartphone....those things have microphones on them too.

    Gov't employees (school administrators) have already been caught multiple times spying on tens of thousands of people in their bedrooms via gov't supplied (school provided, taxpayer purchased) laptops, which they "explained away" as a "mistake" and allow to continue to this day.
  18. will33


    May 22, 2006

    Do you use Google to search up things related to this class...or yahoo....bing....or just about any search engine? They keep track of everything ever searched, as well as every email ever sent or recieved (gmail, yahoo, etc....free email really isn't free) in order to build a profile on you. This manifests itself in targeted ads, etc.
  19. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner of iron ore Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Yes so I left mine off so it wouldn't be to awkward!
  20. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    So the answer then is yes, the internet does see you.