My goals are beyond your understanding
Sometimes it's for things like emergency weather alerts and such
@theshadosnipe, how does one become so wise in the ways of app management???
Witch, witch I say!!!
@theshadosnipe, if it's a free app it's also possible they're collecting data. 🤷♀️🤷♂️🤷♀️🤷♂️🙋♂️🙋♂️🙋♀️🙋♂️🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♂️🙋♂️🙋♀️🙋♂️
@Multiple personality, possible, but that should never be your first assumption. Always look for reasonable explanations before putting on the tin hat
@theshadosnipe, most times it's just because they are collecting data. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I just went to Harbor Freight, didn't give them any information, and all of a sudden their ads are all over my Facebook. That should tell you something
@Not him again, really? Have you thought about what exactly they would do with your information? Assuming you willingly game me all your info right now, do you think I could just call up Facebook or Amazon and sell it? A lot of free apps are people that are entering the app business and want to attract people. Are people more likely to try a free app from someone they've never heard of, or pay 5-10$ for it? Not saying people don't sell info, but it's typically actual corporations that do that, not small time apps
@theshadosnipe, who are you, who are so wise in the ways of science?
@Thane of Deez, I am simply a (not-so) humble IT technician that creates apps and programs for fun. That's part of why it rubs me the wrong way when everyone always assumes that each and every technology out there exists solely to steal your privacy
@theshadosnipe, but see the thing is, I never looked anything up online, I physically went to the store and bought what I needed. I understand the sharing of information for marketing value, but what I don't understand is how in the fvck did Facebook get wind of it? I gave Harbor Freight no info besides my debit card, so how does Facebook know that I was even there 20 minutes after I left? If you don't think corporations are listening to what you say via your phone, I don't know what to tell you
@Not him again, I mean, could just be coincidence but the more likely is your debit card which has a lot of your personal info on it
@theshadosnipe, while true, I highly doubt it's a coincidence considering I've had ads come through by simply having a conversation about something
@Not him again, I don't know then but it doesn't make sense that it would be through just talking near phones. While it's no secret that they can listen in, if you consider the hundreds of millions of people that are talking near phones daily it would be next to impossible to filter, sort, file, and sell the ad info for everyone. That's why most are linked to search engines and such. Far easier to manage
@theshadosnipe, while I get your point, they use algorithms to narrow down whatever it is you're talking about and send ads for relevant items. How do you not realize this?
@Not him again, i do, but there's a lot more to it then that... "algorithms" is one of those terms people seem to throw around without actually realizing what's involved in them. Have you ever created one? Do you realize how difficult they are to create and modify for even the simplest function? Again, that's why they mostly do them on search engines and other things where you have actual digital input. It's infinity easier and more accurate then vocally. People seem to think that anything can be done on a computer using "algorithms" and "block chains", almost like they're spells that are created by waving a wand at a screen
@theshadosnipe, have you created one? I mean a successful one. I don't think you have any idea what you are talking about
@Not him again, if you read what I responded to the other guy above, I'm an IT technician, so yes. I've made many.
@theshadosnipe, I did, thats why I said "successful". Just because you work in IT doesn't mean you know jack about anything. And seriously, if you don't think phones use their GPS and voice activated operations to track us, hence sending targeted ads, then you are lying to yourself
@Thane of Deez, he's one of those IT people that thinks they rule the world because they can plug ethernet cables in and type fast
@Not him again, man, I tried being nice, but when you want to take the foil hat off for a few minutes and actually talk I'll be glad too. I promise the lizard people can't get you here
@theshadosnipe, what are you gonna do big guy? Disconnect my wifi? I've known plenty of people like you, and you're all the same. Get a little power because you have the capability to fix our computers at work and think you run the world. Guess what, if it wasn't for people like me who actually run the business, you wouldn't even have a job
@Not him again, i don't recall saying I was any better then you did I? I've had plenty of factory jobs. I started with the grunt work just like a lot of people and worked hard to study and get where I am. I'm not stupid enough to claim I'm some computer mastermind that can bring the world to it's knees at a click, but I know what I know and I'm proud of what I've learned to do. I don't see why you feel the need to berate me for that. Just like I wouldn't have a job without grunt workers, you guys wouldn't have a job without people like me in the office making sure things stay running. All sides are equally important, so why the hate man?
@theshadosnipe, sorry man, just been having a rough couple of weeks, didn't mean to take it out on you
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Murder hornets that's why
Must be a samsung problem.
I mean, sometimes it be like that. The weather makes the call.