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Big Tech turns saboteur to cripple new California privacy law in private

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Re: We need to strike back

In addition it should click on every ad hundreds of times, it would make the data meaningless and cost the advertisers a fortune. Maybe they would give up and go away.

Hmm. As long as you can make exceptions. Sites like El Reg and others use advertising as the revenue source to pay people to generate the content you love and have no other way to get revenue. The Washington Post now offers two subscriptions: the premier one comes without ads, so there you can make a choice.

Personally, I think that's probably the model for the future: either you pay with your privacy, or you pay money. The myth of Internet services being free deserves to be put to bed, the sooner the better. If it's "free", it simply means you're paying in another way - your choice if you're happy with that.

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