Is collecting personal data wrong?
I've noticed a lot of people are against the collecting of personal data even if no human will ever see it. What should you collect and what shouldn't you collect and if cookies are accepted can i also use the localstorage function?
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The collection of personal data is not wrong. In some systems, it is crucial to do that to deliver proper functionality. The key here is "consent". Without consent from the user, collecting and storing user data is more or less unethical. There are a lot of reasons why some people may not want their data to be collected and redistributed, but regardless, it is a responsibility for the programmer/developer to provide the user a choice to opt-out. The common fuss about this issue is with companies found to *appear to* provide this choice, but collects your data anyway (even if you said no).
Mozilla Firefox podcast IRL made an interesting joke experiment. Two guys had a cookie stand in front of a mall and were offering free cookies. Then if people accepted those cookies, they started walking behind them and following them around. People didn't think it was ok for those guys to follow them around just because they took their cookie. But on the internet, it happens all the time! 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪 And we all know by now, online life is real life 😉
bakitza Lolz thats hilarious 😂😂😂
Mark van Gennip LMAO this is turning into a place for jokes 😂😂😂👌
Recently i was chatting with a friend and i got advertisements about what we where talking about. But honestly it doesn't bother me. I'd rather see advertisements about something i like.
bakitza users know what they are getting into thats why you have to accept cookies. But i do agree that selling data is wrong.
If it's to help me live a better life where I'm healther and happier it's nice. It doesn't affect me if it's done in the background. Also if it helps ad companies get me the products that cater to what I need that's helpful not harmful. For example instead of seeing McDonald's commericals all the time (I don't like their food so I never go there) I might see ads for salad works. A place where I love the food and it might encourage me to even eat better
kevin I completely agree 👌
You can't know if noone will ever see it. It might be secretly used, or there might be a leak or an attack. (Oh, yeah, and this is no programming-related question and shouldn't be here.)
Remember Cambridge analytica that used Facebook data that was never intended to be seen by anybody.
Mark van Gennip True, great power comes with great responsibility. But you can't run a website without collecting data these days.
It's not just about ads. Are you OK with your potential employer or bank or the government buying a full profile of you, with all your online searches, which medical conditions you look for, do you read liberal or conservative media, what is your political or sexual preference. They can decide to not give you a loan or a job based on information you think shouldn't matter. It's not just machines, people absolutely buy and read that information. And collect more than you think - not just about info you give to e.g. FB directly. A little "contact me" Facebook icon on any random website tracks you, even if you never logged into Facebook in your life. You may be OK with that, but I think it's not so difficult to imagine that there are people who are not. For those interested in that IRL episode of the Mozilla podcast, check it out here: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=50585237&refid=asa
And don't get me wrong i'm still against selling data to big companies. But i am looking for a balance here. Not all data collection is about money like google analytics for instance. Your website might collect data to see what age your average visitors are. Or what country they are from.
Mark true, you helped google collect data from your viewers.
True, these tech giants are taking over because everyone uses them.
Mark Facebook sold data directly to a company without encryption. And thats not ok because they can just read your personal data.
lymkal Machines constantly analyse our data even on sololearn. This is how we find a match on tinder or friends on facebook. It would be creepy and inefficient if this was a person analysing our data. Also that company would get sued.
Why are my users being logged as [object Object] when logging my array/user instead of giving me the values [name, age]?
JS in sololear is latest version or older? What do we use often VAR or LET and CONST?? I Have VAR is no longer used is it true??
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Somebody help me please 🥺
Kotlin get if Var doesn't exist