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re: I think this is an excellent discussion that we should have. In my mind, the driving force behind privacy exploitation is advertising. Almost any t...
 

I didn't see this reply before I wrote my first post here. But absolutely. Companies have to make money to exist. And it is pretty obvious what you can expect from a company simply by looking at it's business structure. ANYTHING that is free up front and paid for by advertising will ultimately suck. Either via invasion of privacy to sell to advertisers or via inundation of ads. Both suck. And often those companies (will have to) resort to both (looking at you facebook).

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