Rt has an example of this at the bottom of its website but I've just been ignoring it for now because I wasn't sure what it means. I have no tracking and ad block on both my computer and iPad. I saw the number of spam emails go down after I put them on my iPad and installed Ghostbustery on my computer, but in the last few weeks I'm getting 75-100 spam a day. Fortunately they just go into my spam folder on my webmail, but that number of spam makes it harder to find legitimate emails that I'm interested in.
During Trump's first 100 days congress reversed the Obama policy that restricted your internet provider from selling your browsing history. I don't know if this has anything to do with my seeing more spam or not, but I'm sick of congress selling out our rights for more money for them.
These updates are coming just ahead of a major new data privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR goes into effect in the European Union Friday and is probably the strictest protector of digital privacy rights in the world.
The GDPR is essentially a new law that changes how, when and why companies can use customer data. Even though it only applies to the E.U., any company that has any customers in the E.U. has to comply. If they don’t, they could be fined up to 4 percent of their global revenue.
While the updates are mainly lengthy pieces of legalese, there are some important gems hidden in the middle.
The author of the article states this:
I was surprised to learn that 643 advertisers have my info, which might explain the enormous amount of ads I've been seeing for eyeglasses — as if my initial glasses purchase was just the inaugural move in a new hobby of eyewear collecting.
I don't recall doing a search for fore skin health properties, but I'm getting up to 10 emails about this every day as well as some other doozies of topics.