Sometimes the Internet is just creepy

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  1. buglegirl

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    Someone maybe related to you perhaps that is related to your Facebook account ??

    I guess what I am saying is that I doubt the store is listening in "Yet" :)

    The easy way to take care of this is delete that Facebook "Trojan" or lock it way way down.

    Frannie
     
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  2. faber12

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  3. loopstick

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    With me it's the Chinese. The internet is always trying to hook me up with hot local Asian gals. I live in a small town with one Chinese restaurant and I don't dare step inside for fear of being love bombed.
     
  4. buglegirl

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    Well with all the "Banner Adverts" at places like this just typing the word "Chinese" will get you on a luv list.

    Lucky for me there are no Chinese men dating sites.

    Frannie
     
  5. NH-MAN

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    So do I and take it one step further, I still have a tube TV. lol
     
  6. loopstick

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    Many of them are responsible and come from good families. :D
     
  7. 1tumbleweed

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    ...that you know of.:confused:

    The truth is out there.

    Cheers,
    Larry B.
     
  8. buglegirl

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    True but I doubt any would be looking for brides on a audio forum dominated by men :)

    This is somewhat of a safe place for me. Now quit bursting my bubble!!

    Frannie
     
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  9. dosmalo

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    But the real question, is it really gone?

    I'm SO glad I don't use any "social media" other than AK so, I guess, you guys are it for me.
    Umm..catfish fillets and hushpuppys anyone?
     
  10. buglegirl

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    Nothing is ever really gone with these apps/sites

    Frannie
     
  11. dosmalo

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    I certainly believe it. I have a base-line windows phone that allegedly uses Bing and even when I clear my search history and go back and put the 1st letter of a word into it I'll get the same list of search suggestions that I did before I cleared my history out.
     
  12. dcmfan

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    I'll be spending the day googling "Winning Lottery Numbers", "Jobs that pay insanely well but require no work" and "Tasty foods that don't make you fat".

    Am expecting good things!
     
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  13. sKiZo

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    We all got together and got you some a while back ... did they not arrive? <G>

    I'm more concerned about RFID tags ... you're probably carrying a few around right now and don't even know it. "Smart" ads in stores are coming. Argh! Make it stop!!

     
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  14. sobolan

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    As we speak I am making myself a tinfoil hat. Why? Read this:
    In the afternoon I was watching TV with my father. Nothing spcial, just an episode of wheeler dealers. They were fixing an old land rover.
    My father said at one point: "Do you know the name of the mechanic?"
    I said "Yes..."
    He continued anyway "EDD CHINA, his name is EDD CHINA"
    Nothing weird up until here right?
    Right.

    Half an hour ago I checked youtube on my laptop for some videos of Ave, tool repairs, some music etc. After a refresh on the recommended section appeared a video. The title? Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers posted by Edd China three days ago. Interesting, right? Now the details:
    1. The tv is an old crt and we have no cable box, just the cable that plugs in the tv.
    2. I have NEVER searched anything about that show on youtube. In fact I just listened to some music and watched some reviews on 3d printers for the last couple of days.
    3. My smartphone is an old by now Lumia 920 on which I am not logged in on my youtube account because a couple of days ago I had to perform a hard reset and it barely had time to install all the updates and apps. It was in my pocket while we watched tv.

    Could it be just a coincidence?
     
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    Maybe it's been mentioned, didn't re-read all posts, but FWIW many (most?) browsers have a setting to clear cookies and history on exit.
     
  16. 1970's Fan

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    The funny thing is, I used to get ads for russian brides and they were all young very pretty ladies. Then it was women in my area want to meet me. Now it's mature ladies want to meet me.They're getting older each time. Aw, heck! What's next?!
    Meet my next offer of marriage ;
    IMG_1817.JPG :eek2:
     
  17. zebra03

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    Could be worse , I searched for "The pen is mightier than the Sword" once . I forgot a space and added a comma and all hell broke loose .
     
  18. Chip Chester

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    It's not your phone, or your computer, or your TV. It's the dang microwave. Just ask Kellyanne! :)

    Chip
     
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  19. sKiZo

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    My refrigerator just told me I can't have a beer ... dang doctor must be hooked into it ... (mumble grumble)
     
  20. Beatnik

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    I was searching an address on google maps in a fast food joint this morning. Next thing I know I get a message wanting me to take pictures in the said joint and review ? Sucks don't it.
     

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