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xyzzy
2021-04-30 01:17:19 UTC
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Wife goes on the laptop to Google a song...lyrics and video. She plays it.

A little later I go to my Google app and before I can enter anything, it
suggests searching for the song my wife played. What. The. Fuck.

And then I remember oh yeah, the browser she used is logged into my gmail
so therefore logged into Google. Phew!

So I go back to Twitter and the first suggested topic it shows me is...that
artist.

I don’t sign into Twitter on the laptop she used.

All I can figure is Twitter is somehow sharing info with Google?

The iphone feature that blocks cross app info sharing that Facebook is
bitching about can’t get here fast enough!
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liberal personality.” — Altie
jimbr...@yahoo.com
2021-04-30 04:39:27 UTC
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Wife goes on the laptop to Google a song...lyrics and video. She plays it.
A little later I go to my Google app and before I can enter anything, it
suggests searching for the song my wife played. What. The. Fuck.
And then I remember oh yeah, the browser she used is logged into my gmail
so therefore logged into Google. Phew!
So I go back to Twitter and the first suggested topic it shows me is...that
artist.
I don’t sign into Twitter on the laptop she used.
All I can figure is Twitter is somehow sharing info with Google?
The iphone feature that blocks cross app info sharing that Facebook is
bitching about can’t get here fast enough!
Stop being opaque. What. Was. the. Song!
xyzzy
2021-04-30 11:10:17 UTC
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Wife goes on the laptop to Google a song...lyrics and video. She plays it.
A little later I go to my Google app and before I can enter anything, it
suggests searching for the song my wife played. What. The. Fuck.
And then I remember oh yeah, the browser she used is logged into my gmail
so therefore logged into Google. Phew!
So I go back to Twitter and the first suggested topic it shows me is...that
artist.
I don’t sign into Twitter on the laptop she used.
All I can figure is Twitter is somehow sharing info with Google?
The iphone feature that blocks cross app info sharing that Facebook is
bitching about can’t get here fast enough!
Stop being opaque. What. Was. the. Song!
Here You Come Again by Dolly Parton
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liberal personality.” — Altie
xyzzy
2021-04-30 11:38:10 UTC
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Wife goes on the laptop to Google a song...lyrics and video. She plays it.
A little later I go to my Google app and before I can enter anything, it
suggests searching for the song my wife played. What. The. Fuck.
And then I remember oh yeah, the browser she used is logged into my gmail
so therefore logged into Google. Phew!
So I go back to Twitter and the first suggested topic it shows me is...that
artist.
I don’t sign into Twitter on the laptop she used.
All I can figure is Twitter is somehow sharing info with Google?
The iphone feature that blocks cross app info sharing that Facebook is
bitching about can’t get here fast enough!
Stop being opaque. What. Was. the. Song!
Here You Come Again by Dolly Parton
Btw if this earworms you you’re responsible you asked for it. I was trying
to spare you guys the earworm.
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“I usually skip over your posts because of your disguistng, contrarian,
liberal personality.” — Altie
jimbr...@yahoo.com
2021-04-30 12:14:25 UTC
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Wife goes on the laptop to Google a song...lyrics and video. She plays it.
A little later I go to my Google app and before I can enter anything, it
suggests searching for the song my wife played. What. The. Fuck.
And then I remember oh yeah, the browser she used is logged into my gmail
so therefore logged into Google. Phew!
So I go back to Twitter and the first suggested topic it shows me is...that
artist.
I don’t sign into Twitter on the laptop she used.
All I can figure is Twitter is somehow sharing info with Google?
The iphone feature that blocks cross app info sharing that Facebook is
bitching about can’t get here fast enough!
Stop being opaque. What. Was. the. Song!
Here You Come Again by Dolly Parton
Btw if this earworms you you’re responsible you asked for it. I was trying
to spare you guys the earworm.
I'm going to google that on my hour drive down to my I-80 farm rn. Haven't heard it in decades.
Eric Ramon
2021-05-04 00:27:13 UTC
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Wife goes on the laptop to Google a song...lyrics and video. She plays it.
A little later I go to my Google app and before I can enter anything, it
suggests searching for the song my wife played. What. The. Fuck.
And then I remember oh yeah, the browser she used is logged into my gmail
so therefore logged into Google. Phew!
So I go back to Twitter and the first suggested topic it shows me is...that
artist.
I don’t sign into Twitter on the laptop she used.
All I can figure is Twitter is somehow sharing info with Google?
The iphone feature that blocks cross app info sharing that Facebook is
bitching about can’t get here fast enough!
last night my wife browsed around, then decided to buy a Hello Kitty boombox from Overstock. Fine. I have no idea how many places she checked before settling on that.

In any case, just now I get into Facebook on my phone and boom! An ad from Overstock for that boombox. That's odd. Not scary because I don't care. But it's odd.
Con Reeder, unhyphenated American
2021-05-04 02:28:34 UTC
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Wife goes on the laptop to Google a song...lyrics and video. She plays it.
A little later I go to my Google app and before I can enter anything, it
suggests searching for the song my wife played. What. The. Fuck.
And then I remember oh yeah, the browser she used is logged into my gmail
so therefore logged into Google. Phew!
So I go back to Twitter and the first suggested topic it shows me is...that
artist.
I don???t sign into Twitter on the laptop she used.
All I can figure is Twitter is somehow sharing info with Google?
The iphone feature that blocks cross app info sharing that Facebook is
bitching about can???t get here fast enough!
last night my wife browsed around, then decided to buy a Hello Kitty boombox from Overstock. Fine. I have no idea how many places she checked before settling on that.
In any case, just now I get into Facebook on my phone and boom! An ad from Overstock for that boombox. That's odd. Not scary because I don't care. But it's odd.
Don't let my wife see it.
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car payments. -- Earl Wilson
xyzzy
2021-05-04 11:40:58 UTC
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Wife goes on the laptop to Google a song...lyrics and video. She plays it.
A little later I go to my Google app and before I can enter anything, it
suggests searching for the song my wife played. What. The. Fuck.
And then I remember oh yeah, the browser she used is logged into my gmail
so therefore logged into Google. Phew!
So I go back to Twitter and the first suggested topic it shows me is...that
artist.
I don???t sign into Twitter on the laptop she used.
All I can figure is Twitter is somehow sharing info with Google?
The iphone feature that blocks cross app info sharing that Facebook is
bitching about can???t get here fast enough!
last night my wife browsed around, then decided to buy a Hello Kitty
boombox from Overstock. Fine. I have no idea how many places she checked
before settling on that.
In any case, just now I get into Facebook on my phone and boom! An ad
from Overstock for that boombox. That's odd. Not scary because I don't care. But it's odd.
Don't let my wife see it.
You probably just guaranteed she will
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“I usually skip over your posts because of your disguistng, contrarian,
liberal personality.” — Altie
Con Reeder, unhyphenated American
2021-05-04 11:54:02 UTC
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Post by Con Reeder, unhyphenated American
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Wife goes on the laptop to Google a song...lyrics and video. She plays it.
A little later I go to my Google app and before I can enter anything, it
suggests searching for the song my wife played. What. The. Fuck.
And then I remember oh yeah, the browser she used is logged into my gmail
so therefore logged into Google. Phew!
So I go back to Twitter and the first suggested topic it shows me is...that
artist.
I don???t sign into Twitter on the laptop she used.
All I can figure is Twitter is somehow sharing info with Google?
The iphone feature that blocks cross app info sharing that Facebook is
bitching about can???t get here fast enough!
last night my wife browsed around, then decided to buy a Hello Kitty
boombox from Overstock. Fine. I have no idea how many places she checked
before settling on that.
In any case, just now I get into Facebook on my phone and boom! An ad
from Overstock for that boombox. That's odd. Not scary because I don't care. But it's odd.
Don't let my wife see it.
You probably just guaranteed she will
Ahh! The freedom of using a command-line news client.
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Unix version of an PC virus:
It works on the honor system. Please forward this message to everyone
you know, and delete a bunch of your files at random.
Some dued
2021-05-05 13:12:18 UTC
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Wife goes on the laptop to Google a song...lyrics and video. She plays it.
A little later I go to my Google app and before I can enter anything, it
suggests searching for the song my wife played. What. The. Fuck.
And then I remember oh yeah, the browser she used is logged into my gmail
so therefore logged into Google. Phew!
So I go back to Twitter and the first suggested topic it shows me is...that
artist.
I don’t sign into Twitter on the laptop she used.
All I can figure is Twitter is somehow sharing info with Google?
The iphone feature that blocks cross app info sharing that Facebook is
bitching about can’t get here fast enough!
--
“I usually skip over your posts because of your disguistng, contrarian,
liberal personality.” — Altie
https://gizmodo.com/signal-tried-to-run-the-most-honest-facebook-ad-campaig-1846823457
xyzzy
2021-05-05 13:21:44 UTC
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Wife goes on the laptop to Google a song...lyrics and video. She plays it.
A little later I go to my Google app and before I can enter anything, it
suggests searching for the song my wife played. What. The. Fuck.
And then I remember oh yeah, the browser she used is logged into my gmail
so therefore logged into Google. Phew!
So I go back to Twitter and the first suggested topic it shows me is...that
artist.
I don’t sign into Twitter on the laptop she used.
All I can figure is Twitter is somehow sharing info with Google?
The iphone feature that blocks cross app info sharing that Facebook is
bitching about can’t get here fast enough!
--
“I usually skip over your posts because of your disguistng, contrarian,
liberal personality.” — Altie
https://gizmodo.com/signal-tried-to-run-the-most-honest-facebook-ad-campaig-1846823457
That’s awesome (the ads not the ban)
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“I usually skip over your posts because of your disguistng, contrarian,
liberal personality.” — Altie
mercellusb
2021-05-05 13:28:26 UTC
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Post by xyzzy
Wife goes on the laptop to Google a song...lyrics and video. She plays it.
A little later I go to my Google app and before I can enter anything, it
suggests searching for the song my wife played. What. The. Fuck.
And then I remember oh yeah, the browser she used is logged into my gmail
so therefore logged into Google. Phew!
So I go back to Twitter and the first suggested topic it shows me is...that
artist.
I don’t sign into Twitter on the laptop she used.
All I can figure is Twitter is somehow sharing info with Google?
The iphone feature that blocks cross app info sharing that Facebook is
bitching about can’t get here fast enough!
--
“I usually skip over your posts because of your disguistng, contrarian,
liberal personality.” — Altie
I'm not sure why this is so surprising. A few years ago I told my family at Thanksgiving that there was no such thing as privacy anymore, and furthermore, the kids of today don't care (maybe 7-11 years ago now?)
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