early, now waiting
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United Kingdom
I'm on a roll now. Started a new job in London yesterday, got home and was scanning through my instagram feed ( looking at nice pictures of Alfas of course ) when an advert appeared for the coffee shop two doors away from my new job offering me a free orange juice in the morning. OK so I thought must have left my location permissions on, so I checked and no I have disabled location permissions so in theory they shouldnt have been able to know where I was right? You cant tell me that was a coincidence. But wait it gets worse, today in my new job I was discussing with a colleague the merits of a certain brand and model of a 3D printer. Now if you are into this world you will know there are now hundreds of different manufaturers these days and each day a new startup appears. Well I get home tonight after switching off all permissions last night and guess what, scrolling down my feed and the first advert to appear was for the very same 3D printer I had been discussing 3 hours earlier. Never had an advert for 3D printers before and certainly havent been searching for them on my phone in any way. If thats not creepy and if thats happening surely a bit illegal. I know I sound a bit paranoid now and I will have to agree with you, but ths actually happened so I know I'm not going a bit mental.
It doesnt end there though. I decided to delete my account, after all it really is a pile of ****e anyway. So its deleted and I thought I should check they really had by trying to log in. I get this message appear ' sorry we have deleted your account for violating our terms and conditions'. Cheeky MF's, I violated their terms? how about you violating my privacy ? Im just glad I made that decision and now packing my bags to go live in that forest, I'm going off grid....