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posticon Editorial - You Are Being Stalked

Opinions | Friday, July 19, 2019 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Editorial

I don't like those ads that follow you around the Internet.  I think they're creepy.  So I turned off ads based on data from partners, Ads based on your activity on Facebook Company Products that you see elsewhere, and Ads that include your social actions in my Facebook account.

So how come the moment I started watching a particular show on Hulu I was deluged with ads for the new season of that show?  And how come I get multiple ads per day for a genre of books I often read?  You don't need an expert to explain it.  Just read the explanations in your Facebook settings.  Then read them again, carefully.  Weasel words.

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posticon Thoughts - Ross Perot

Opinions | Friday, July 19, 2019 | By Casey Stevens Print
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Caseythoughts "Plus ca change, plus ca roste la meme chose!!!"

One of the few phrases I remember from two years of high school French, and an interesting bit of folk wisdom. And for those of you who took another language (my other was three years of Latin) the translation, figuratively, is: "The more things change, the more they stay the same!"

I had planned to use that quote in a completely different context this week until I saw the obituaries in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal: H. Ross Perot, aged 89. Remember 1992? 1996? How about: "You can make more money making computer chips than you can do potato chips!"

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