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Strongly agree. I don't care why they're doing it. That a voyeur is taking creepy photos of me in order to advertise better rather than to get off, or that someone's trying to record my conversations to advertise better rather than to hunt and kill dissidents, does not make those activities OK at all. They are still, per se, abhorrent.

That the collected data is open to any imaginable abuse in the future, just as if the motivations, in addition to the actions themselves, had also been extremely malicious, since they (the big tech companies and the savvier small ones) default to collecting everything they can and never deleting it if they can avoid it, means stopping this is also pressing for very real, very serious safety reasons.




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