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  1. Paragkumar Patel
    July 8, 2021

    Thanks for sharing valuable information. Privacy is a must. We should not miss use anyone’s data.
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    • Mitch Mitchell
      July 8, 2021

      I agree with that, as well as protecting ourselves by being a bit smarter.

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  2. Clay Cook
    July 20, 2021

    We def do not have much privacy online. If want to be private steer clear from anything where you can be tracked. We always have eyes on us.
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    • Mitch Mitchell
      July 20, 2021

      That we do. Unfortunately, it’s hard to totally stop from being tracked, but being smart as to how we’re online and participating in can be helpful long term.

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  3. Brian Hawkins
    August 16, 2021

    “Privacy in 2021 is possible but not while living a modern life. Those days are behind us, never to return.”

    That’s a direct quote from a post I wrote in January about privacy.

    It’s not just the online stuff either. For example, you need to participate in their membership program at many grocery stores that track everything you buy if you want the sales prices.

    That’s a tough cookie to walk away from. For example, we often shop at a grocery store named Meijer. We use their program called MPerks.

    Every month we get a custom coupon book in the mail, and it is obvious those coupons were printed based on our buying history. For example, this month, I got a free 32 oz bottle of ranch dressing.

    That say’s a lot about my diet, I know.

    Is any of that a bad thing. I mean, free is good, right? So saving money is good too. Well, it depends.

    Nothing is free. There’s always a price. The issue is very few of us bother to see what that price really is. Are they selling that information? Is that information secure from hackers? I don’t really know because I am one of those people that didn’t bother to check.

    It’s nothing new either. Back in the late nineties, I had a Comcast account. Unfortunately, they had misspelled my name as Hawpkins. I never bothered to fix the error, and then I started getting junk mail (The real mailbox on the curb) with that misspelled last name. Obviously, Comcast was selling my account information.

    One last thing, I know I’m going long here, Mitch, but you know I do that.

    The State of Michigan, yes, the state government, offers our license information to any marketer that cares to pay for it. So you can actually buy mailing lists from the State.

    Go out in the woods, leave every device at home, wait for dark, and have a brief private thought without saying it out loud. Then you MAY have enjoyed a second of privacy. But, short of that, there ain’t any.
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    • Mitch Mitchell
      August 16, 2021

      First, welcome back Brian! I see you have a new website; I’ll be checking that out pretty soon.

      Second, I know what you mean about certain perks and such. My grocery store also has something that tracks what you buy and will sometimes offer up coupons or discounts. There was something I used to buy all the time, then one day I got a letter saying they weren’t carrying that item any longer. That freaked me out for a moment, and now I only use it when I know what I’m buying is a discount if I use the card… which doesn’t happen often enough.

      Still, we can be cautious about our privacy. Don’t respond to email that you’re not sure who it came from. Don’t answer the phone if it’s coming from a number you don’t recognize. These are small things that can save all of us a lot of trouble. Not permanently of course, but there’s only one way to do that… and I’d rather be alive. lol

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  4. Nisha Garg
    September 5, 2021

    Privacy online is one of the most important takeaways clients seek before transacting in any eCommerce site such as affiliate marketing websites. Ensuring client data does not spill over to a third party is the only way of maintaining the integrity of a site.
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    • Mitch Mitchell
      September 5, 2021

      That’s true Nisha, although I believe a lot of people don’t think about it before they do something online that involves their money. It’s not always on the company; folks need to be safer with their information before giving it out.

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