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post #11 of 21
Charter can kiss its own ass goodbye once people receive these letters. How can a company be so ****ing stupid?
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While I think this is could be bad, I also think that there are some seriously paranoia security folks that wrote that letter. ohh no people can find my address? Boy thats frightening.
    
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post #13 of 21
So, they just watch what you search and you get ads or something?



http://www.google.com/search?q=Nucle...ient=firefox-a


XD



Wait, wait, if they're doing this to improve ads, quit crying, all kinds of places do this.
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post

Wait, wait, if they're doing this to improve ads, quit crying, all kinds of places do this.
Super markets do this all the time. You think they have those cards for no reason but to give you a discount?

Stores ask for your telephone number, it happens all the time.
    
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post #15 of 21
Well, how would you like to be surfing teh pron and even though you cleaned out your history, later on your dear old granny gets on the computer and her favorite knitting forum was laced with porn ads!? DAMN YOU CHARTER! YOU GAVE GRANNY A HEART ATTACK!
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Well, how would you like to be surfing teh pron and even though you cleaned out your history, later on your dear old granny gets on the computer and her favorite knitting forum was laced with porn ads!? DAMN YOU CHARTER! YOU GAVE GRANNY A HEART ATTACK!
^ This..........

Yeah I clear my history so Mom doesent know but o no, porn ads...........

hmm no porn for me.......
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post #17 of 21
lol wth this is bs, its directly invadeing peopels right to privacy... People shouldnt need to go and "download" a privacy cookie. And as for useing it to advertise I mean... When will it stop american tv is already jammed with adverts and now this.
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post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by ZionEx View Post
Well, how would you like to be surfing teh pron and even though you cleaned out your history, later on your dear old granny gets on the computer and her favorite knitting forum was laced with porn ads!? DAMN YOU CHARTER! YOU GAVE GRANNY A HEART ATTACK!
It won't happen like that. Adblock or something. Not like you're gonna be browsing the web and actual ads are gonna pop up...I think. That would like have to hax up the site...So say you googled CSS videos on google, when you google that same thing again, just certain ads would show up.
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post #19 of 21
It would be EXACTLY like the adds here on OCN and else where, just insteed of a matchmaking site add, you would get a Newegg, or FrozenPC add.
    
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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
It would be EXACTLY like the adds here on OCN and else where, just insteed of a matchmaking site add, you would get a Newegg, or FrozenPC add.
So like at Fresh foods.com (example), 8800GT ads would show up or something?
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