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Europeans' data shared 376 times daily in advertising sales, report says bbc.co.uk/news/technology-6146

@holly @technollama Surveillance capitalism is a parody of itself :awesome: 👍

@aral @holly @technollama I wrote them an e-mail a few years ago to complain that I need to log in before I can watch iPlayer or listen to radio. Their response was that I could opt out of profile building after logging in. So, what do they need my e-mail address for? They didn't even understand why I was complaining and it might be an issue, so my trust is 0.

I finally gave up and signed on with a trashmail address only to find out they want the full postcode too! Generator + VPN to the rescue

@holly even more irony is that you are using a non-free operating system

@holly @technollama @aral Feeling the GDPR law should be stricter there about the term "share" - these notifications should say "sell" instead. The sentence "BBC.com would like permission to sell your personal data with our ad partners to allow them to show ads tailored..." is what actually happens.

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