Reply to post: Riddle me this?

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Zog_but_not_the_first Silver badge
IT Angle

Riddle me this?

The claimed reason for collecting users' personal data is targeted advertising. But has ANYONE ever received a truly targeted advert? In my experience, they seem to fall into one of two camps; "people who bought this, bought that", and those bloody things that haunt you after a purchase based on the principle that since you bought a tap washer yesterday you'll be in the buying zone for more for the next two weeks.

So no, it ain't for targeted advertising. What then...?

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