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In 21st-century tech dystopia, smart TV watches you, warns Princeton privacy prof

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Re: Ugotta B. Kiddingme

> I get 10-20 robocalls

Of course, since it's a computer randomly picking from a database of harvested addresses.

But you are focusing on the wrong people: The lowlife making those robocalls or burying you with commercials are not the ones calling the shots, remember, they are paid to do so. They would stop in a heartbeat if their clients stopped paying them for this kind of behavior.

The ad industry needs to appeal to their clients: If you make sure nobody wants to pay them for their current methods, they will adapt. If [Big Company Marketing Dept.] decides that their advertisement campaign needs to be low-key and non-intrusive, the ad mercenaries will do just that. Their problem right now is that they are let lose and in a spiral of constant no-bounds escalation.

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