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  1. Lisa Sicard
    April 18, 2022

    Hi Mitch, I’ve had that same exact thing happen about a week ago – the email from Paypal. I wasn’t surprised since I use Chrome for a lot of things but I also use Brave just as much.
    Another thing: if you have Facebook on your phone it can listen to everything. One time we were traveling and I mentioned Burger King and Burger King ads came right up on FB. I no longer have it on my phone. I only use it for business now.
    I haven’t noticed it with Twitter but will have my antennas up.
    I’m not sure yet, but VPN sounds interesting to me Mitch! More research for that one. Thanks for sharing your experience about this.
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    • Mitch Mitchell
      April 18, 2022

      Lisa, I’ve never activated Facebook on any of my smartphones or tablets, even though early on they kept encouraging me to do so. I’m connected to the organization because of Instagram, but I was on Instagram way before Facebook bought them; sigh… I don’t think Twitter’s tracking anyone but who knows. I think there’s enough outside platforms that access Twitter that would make it more difficult to do, but I guess one never knows. In any case, that what happened to me also happened to you reinforces the truth that it’s getting to all of us in one way or another; the weasels! lol

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  2. Rummuser
    April 18, 2022

    Hi Mitch,
    I am not important enough to follow by anyone I guess and even if I am followed, there is nothing incriminating about me that I should worry about.

    I am changing my email address to my blog address to see if this time, the comments get published.
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    • Mitch Mitchell
      April 18, 2022

      Ramana, I’m going to add your information to the allow list and we’ll see what happens at that point; I pulled this one out of the spam filter, but at least it showed up. As for importance, it’s possible that the marketers in your country aren’t doing the same things they’re doing here… but I doubt that since in general I don’t trust governments when it comes to allowing others to make money.

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  3. Rummuser
    April 18, 2022

    Okay. Let us hope that henceforth my comments will not get lost!

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    • Mitch Mitchell
      April 18, 2022

      Looks like we’re totally good now. 🙂

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  4. Mitchell Allen
    April 18, 2022

    I sold my soul to the web a long time ago. Track away, I say!

    LOL. No I don’t.

    Actually, I don’t take extraordinary measures, but I do use some browser settings and extensions, such as uBlock Origin and Malwarebytes. I wonder if they’re the reason my browser seems sluggish.

    Cheers,

    Mitch
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    • Mitch Mitchell
      April 18, 2022

      I found this:

      “You may lose some speed when running Malwarebytes Privacy because it takes time to encrypt your data. This article shows you how to test your internet connection speed with Malwarebytes Privacy toggled on and off. You can compare connection speeds and change your server location to try and get a faster connection.” You can read the entire article here: https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360046339373-Internet-speed-is-slow-when-Malwarebytes-Privacy-is-on

      The same seems to be the case for UBlock:

      “uBlock does marginally slow down webpage render because it has to inject CSS rules (cosmetic filters) to improve blocking quality. If you don’t want this feature, you can disable cosmetic filtering entirely within uBlock’s settings.”

      It’s within this page, which isn’t quite an article: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23617434

      We do what we need to do I assume; at least I’m good with it for now.

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  5. Aadiv
    April 24, 2022

    Hello Mitch,

    Most of time we are getting tracked because of the plugins or extensions we use in our blog, in such a way that leads to getting affected by malware as well that too via good trusted extensions sometimes. So how to take it forward.

    Also, I am visiting your blog 4th time for this information. But last couple of times my comments / views didn’t get publish on it, not sure why. Hope this time you wont loose your potential follower.
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    • Mitch Mitchell
      April 24, 2022

      Greetings Aadiv. Most of the time we’re not being tracked by our blogs, but by the websites we visit via our browsers; at least that’s how it’s always worked previously. There are some plugins that are somewhat dangerous, but WordPress has worked hard to call those plugins out and keep them from bogging down people’s blogging content.

      As for your other comments… I ended up deleting them because one of your comments had nothing to do with what the article was about, which made me wonder if the other comments were based on spam. Also, unfortunately you keep violating one of my commenting rules (the comment policy is at the top) of not adding a direct web link into the area asking for your website, since by adding your website CommentLuv gives you options for which pages you want to connect to. I removed the link extension on this comment, but you’ll notice you still got the CommentLuv link back to your site. Hopefully we’ll be good from this point on.

      Also, I’m assuming you know that any comments from gmail accounts automatically go to the trash bin; I wrote about that earlier in the year.

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