The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Did an intentional truth slip past the corporate lawyers?

I used to log out of Facebook once I finished with the site because I realized they could track me with all the “Like” buttons on plenty of pages not on Facebook. But then I realized that was stupid, they can track me anyway through existing cookies, and even if I were to delete all Facebook cookies after logging out they could still track me via IP address (not that they do—in fact, I don't know if they do or not, but they could!).

I still log out though. Cargo cultish I know, but it makes me feel better, even when intellectually, I know it doesn't do a thing.

Which is why I found this ad so disturbing. Imagine that last line reading “we just did … and no, I don't mean for likes.”

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