Google CEO: After an Extensive Investigation, We Have Determined That the Russian Campaign Against the Very Foundations of Our Democracy Spent... Four Thousand, Seven Hundred Dollars on Ads. Total.

Well. Let's do what the leftwingers and cuck neocons want and drop a few Unscheduled Sunrise bombs on Moscow then, huh?



Russia spent as much money on ads to "compromise" our election as the average teenager spends on a used scooter.

Pinchai refused to answer whether a smart phone could be used to track his movements across the room:


For example, Rep. Ted Poe (R­–TX) held his iPhone aloft and repeatedly demanded whether Google would be able to use his phone to track him if he moved across the room. In response, Pichai began to explain that it depends what apps and services he has on his phone and what permissions he gave them.

Poe sharply cut him off: "This is a yes or no question."

Pichai tried again … it depends. “I genuinely don’t know without knowing what services-- "

"It's not a trick question -- you make $100 million a year, you ought to be able to answer that question!" Poe yelled. "I'm shocked you don’t know...most Americans don't know what this phone can do."

The typical Twitter Pests are making an issue that Poe was asking about an iPhone rather than an Android phone, the latter being the one made by Google, but of course an Android phone is designed to be a tracking device in your pocket, and Pichai understood what Poe was asking about.

Video here.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 06:21 PM




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1 5k to steal an election.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 11, 2018 06:19 PM (ffYR/)

2 For those who are confused, don't use Google products.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, moar coffee at December 11, 2018 06:20 PM (Z216Q)

3 Best return on investment ever.

Posted by: huerfano at December 11, 2018 06:20 PM (pqc4s)

4 short answer

Posted by: Huck Follywood, moar coffee at December 11, 2018 06:20 PM (Z216Q)

5 Is this thing on?

**taps microphone**

Posted by: Standup Cuckian at December 11, 2018 06:21 PM (786Ro)

6 Good return on investment -- a lot of bang for their buck.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 11, 2018 06:21 PM (fD23g)

7 Under $5,000?

Nations have fallen for less!
Listen to us, we know this!

Posted by: ABCBSNBCNN at December 11, 2018 06:21 PM (UsCnO)

8 Less than $5000? Bwahahaha......

Posted by: Tuna at December 11, 2018 06:22 PM (jm1YL)

9 Pichai played the Latka Gravas card of being an immigrant and not understanding the language of the questioner. I've worked with far too may hindi aholes who've tried the same excuse.

Posted by: BluesFish at December 11, 2018 06:22 PM (4/4ha)

10 This is just sad. All of that energy, time, and money spent to pursue the McGuffin of Russian collusion.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 11, 2018 06:22 PM (0QYMt)

11 Shit... whoda thunk Trump was such a cheap date?

Kristol's not known as a "deal" guy, but he got $600,000 to sell out to a sinister foreigner.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 11, 2018 06:22 PM (AzW6q)

12 $4700 for a used scooter?

I'm gonna open a scooter store near a college campus.

Posted by: Hands at December 11, 2018 06:22 PM (786Ro)

13 2 For those who are confused, don't use Google products.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, moar coffee at December 11, 2018 06:20 PM (Z216Q)

Apple also tracks you and sells your data.

As does Microsoft, to its Partners (I used to work for one of them... all SEVEN employees at the Company I worked for).

Posted by: Don Q at December 11, 2018 06:23 PM (NgKpN)

14 $4,700? Probably could find that in the couch cushions at Google.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 11, 2018 06:23 PM (qC1Sy)

15 These "Sunrise Bombs" sound happy fun ballish.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2018 06:23 PM (NLLmE)

16 Blyat!

Posted by: RUSSIAN BOT at December 11, 2018 06:23 PM (tYPH9)

17 What kind of ad can you get for under 5k?

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 11, 2018 06:23 PM (lwiT4)

18 It's actually not hard to skip Google. Amazon, on the other hand....

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the drinking lamp is lit at December 11, 2018 06:24 PM (Z216Q)

19 Translated: You're a dumbfuck, but you're our dumbfuck little bitch.

Posted by: ryukyu at December 11, 2018 06:24 PM (vKhgw)

20 Never before has so much bullshit supported so much bullshit. It's like a castle made of bullshit, surrounded by fields of blooming bullshit.

Posted by: freaked at December 11, 2018 06:24 PM (UdKB7)

21 googlag sucks demented cock. wouldn't use them if i was lost in east st. louis.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 11, 2018 06:24 PM (KP5rU)

22 How much did Perkins Coie pay Fusion GPS?

Posted by: Hands at December 11, 2018 06:24 PM (786Ro)

23 47 hundred dollar looks like a hotel tab for a sales meeting!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 11, 2018 06:24 PM (JFO2v)

24 Miss me yet?

Posted by: Jeb! at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (ctuyM)

25 It's a veritable Bullshitalot.

Posted by: freaked at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (UdKB7)

26 I only need enough to win a district in Utah. $5,000 should do.


Posted by: Evan "Egg" McMuffin at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (UsCnO)

27 $4,700 is about the total combined of what Google throws at Republican officeholders to get them to stop asking questions.

If the GOP went after Big Tech on privacy issues and their monopolies, it would resonate with voters. But they'd rather chase a few dollars like the whores they are instead.

Posted by: Blago at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (UfkIY)

28 What kind of ad can you get for under 5k?
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 11, 2018 06:23 PM (lwiT4)

Remember me?

Posted by: Sonobi at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (tYPH9)

29 But didn't you read earlier?

Russian Bots are now responsible for the Yellow Jacket protests in France!

I tells ya, that Vlad Putin guy must be a real Evil Genius to be able to play all of us...

From a country with a pretty Low GDP and population.

Posted by: Don Q at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (NgKpN)

30 Best 5000 dollar investment evar!

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (NLLmE)

31 My fuel bill at the West End pumps has been twice $4700!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (JFO2v)

32
Chaos theory where a very small change in input produces a very large change in output.

The Russians were able to tilt the election away from Hillary to Trump with only $4,700!

Posted by: Schuyler Saxon at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (hrcfq)

33 18 It's actually not hard to skip Google. Amazon, on the other hand....
Posted by: Huck Follywood, the drinking lamp is lit at December 11, 2018 06:24 PM (Z216Q)
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Yeah, and when they go and produce a great series like the "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel...."

Talk about a love-hate relationship.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (qC1Sy)

34 Van Jones on campaign expenditures:

"The Hillary Clinton campaign didn't spend their money on white workers or people of color. They spent it on themselves.

They took a billion dollars and set it on fire and called it a campaign." -@VanJones68

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (+y/Ru)

35 If the GOP went after Big Tech on privacy issues and their monopolies, it would resonate with voters. But they'd rather chase a few dollars like the whores they are instead.
Posted by: Blago at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (UfkIY)

They understand that although it would resonate with voters...

The voters would never hear about it.

Posted by: Don Q at December 11, 2018 06:26 PM (NgKpN)

36 Hillary spent bajillions to campaign for the presidency -- and lost. O'Rourke spent millions of dollars from California leftists to get into the Senate -- and lost. The Russians spent about enough to buy appliances for an apartment kitchen -- and won.

You know, maybe it would be a good idea to let the Russians run our government. Or at least our economy. They seem to be better at it.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 11, 2018 06:26 PM (fD23g)

37 Apple also tracks you and sells your data.



As does Microsoft, to its Partners (I used to work for one of them... all SEVEN employees at the Company I worked for).
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There's a world of difference between what (and how) Google collects and disseminates consumer data, and how Apple does. Apple is, in simple terms, a very safe company by comparison given how it anonymizes information and given how its location services work (compared to Google). Phone location tracking is one good example.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the drinking lamp is lit at December 11, 2018 06:26 PM (Z216Q)

38 I wonder if Russia had an ad on Craigs List?
"Former Superpower seeks voters for Orange Man Bad. Must have own car. Serious offers only. P.O. Box 93456, Moscow, Russia"

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 11, 2018 06:26 PM (0QYMt)

39 The Russians were able to tilt the election away from Hillary to Trump with only $4,700!

Posted by: Schuyler Saxon at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (hrcfq)
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I almost wish I was on twitter so I could point out to lefties how little it cost to cost Hillary the election.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 11, 2018 06:26 PM (qC1Sy)

40 $5000? That's like 5 $1000 blow jobs.

Posted by: freaked at December 11, 2018 06:26 PM (UdKB7)

41 $4.6K? I spent that much on golden showers during a Valentines Day holiday.

Posted by: Fritz at December 11, 2018 06:26 PM (Z9C5C)

42 Did the GOP Congress critters on the committee bother to ask Pinchai about skewing their search results to filter out Wrongthink? Or about doing business with China but not the US military?

Posted by: Hands at December 11, 2018 06:27 PM (786Ro)

43 I guess you guys saw that the Christmas market terrorist was on the terror watch list. Quelle surprise!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 11, 2018 06:27 PM (+y/Ru)

44 For those who are confused, don't use Google products.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, moar coffee at December 11, 2018 06:20 PM (Z216Q)

Apple also tracks you and sells your data.

As does Microsoft, to its Partners (I used to work for one of them... all SEVEN employees at the Company I worked for).
Posted by: Don Q at December 11, 2018 06:23 PM (NgKpN)


Yes, the bottom line:

1. If you are carrying a phone, you can be tracked.

2. If you don't want to be tracked, don't carry a phone.

One or the other.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 11, 2018 06:27 PM (cY3LT)

45 22
How much did Perkins Coie pay Fusion GPS?

Posted by: Hands at December 11, 2018 06:24 PM (786Ro)

I recall the amount was a little over $12 million, and Hillary somehow, (campaign or Clinton Crime Foundation) was the source of the funds.
But we aren't supposed to talk about that. Trump is gassing babies on the border, didn't you hear?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2018 06:27 PM (UsCnO)

46 I, for one, appreciate the changing tide of the definition of humor.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at December 11, 2018 06:27 PM (ctuyM)

47 3 Best return on investment ever.
______________

yep, and that dope Hillary Clinton burned through more than a billion bucks to lose an election, when she coulda swung the whole thing for less than $5 grand! What a maroon!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 11, 2018 06:28 PM (fqUgw)

48 National crisis: Tumblr is deleting porn. Why will anyone use tumblr now?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the drinking lamp is lit at December 11, 2018 06:28 PM (Z216Q)

49 17 What kind of ad can you get for under 5k?
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 11, 2018 06:23 PM (lwiT4)

You could get about 50000 views and 100k shares. But the average day on Facebook is about 4 BILLION shares. This is fucking stupid!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 11, 2018 06:28 PM (JFO2v)

50 They took a billion dollars and set it on fire and called it a campaign." -@VanJones68


Hillary is The Joker?!?

Posted by: Zombie Heath Ledger at December 11, 2018 06:29 PM (786Ro)

51 40
$5000? That's like 5 $1000 blow jobs.

Posted by: freaked at December 11, 2018 06:26 PM (UdKB7)

Who's paying that much for a blow job? I need to make some money, quick.

Posted by: Stormy Daniels, taste tester at December 11, 2018 06:29 PM (UsCnO)

52 Or 5000 $1 blow jobs. Which = 5000 votes. Much better investment.

Posted by: freaked at December 11, 2018 06:29 PM (UdKB7)

53 Less money than your average Fortnite whale spends on skins.

Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2018 06:29 PM (WaxcS)

54 LCD, Diogenes and Mark,

It's gonna get blustery this evening. batten down the hatches!

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 11, 2018 06:29 PM (d7Ww2)

55 Well the GOP pieces of shit on the SIC signed off on RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE so this shit is baked into the shit cake.

The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 11, 2018 06:29 PM (qxq6t)

56 48 National crisis: Tumblr is deleting porn. Why will anyone use tumblr now?
Posted by: Huck Follywood, the drinking lamp is lit at December 11, 2018 06:28 PM (Z216Q)

The screaming SJW Tumblrinas will continue to use it, guaranteed.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 11, 2018 06:30 PM (NWiLs)

57 Can we all just agree AoSHQ is a Safe Space for insults, slurs and Democrat jokes?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the drinking lamp is lit at December 11, 2018 06:30 PM (Z216Q)

58 If the Internet started deleting porn at the speed of light it would take twice the lifetime of the Universe to get it all.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2018 06:30 PM (NLLmE)

59 I guess you guys saw that the Christmas market terrorist was on the terror watch list. Quelle surprise!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 11, 2018 06:27 PM (+y/Ru)

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It seems like almost every one of them is a Known Wolf. What phuching good are terror watch lists unless they try to fly somewhere to off some people?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 11, 2018 06:30 PM (ffYR/)

60 43 I guess you guys saw that the Christmas market terrorist was on the terror watch list. Quelle surprise!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 11, 2018 06:27 PM (+y/Ru)
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Get it right: 'Known wolves' whose motives are unknown.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 11, 2018 03:14 PM (ycWCI)

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Rats, well, I was partially right.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 11, 2018 06:30 PM (qC1Sy)

61 I heard this Pinchai fellow, some people saw him walking down the street, and fistfights broke out over who would catch him first.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 11, 2018 06:30 PM (cY3LT)

62 $4700?????
Hell, that's less than my Depends budget.

Posted by: Hillary at December 11, 2018 06:30 PM (T6t7i)

63 'Who's paying that much for a blow job? I need to make some money, quick. '

Throw in some tentacles and it's a deal!

Posted by: Japan at December 11, 2018 06:31 PM (UdKB7)

64 $4700 wil buy you a pretty nice turntable.

Of course, you'll have to spring for a decent cartridge.

Posted by: garrett at December 11, 2018 06:31 PM (uTZF+)

65 Yeah, and when they go and produce a great series like the "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel...."

Talk about a love-hate relationship.
Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 11, 2018 06:25 PM (qC1Sy)

Kill your television. Go ahead, just do it. You will be glad you did.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2018 06:31 PM (fDU8w)

66 4700 clams? Stormy spent that X 64 trying to swing the election. And she is just a second rate buttsecks performer. What pikers.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 11, 2018 06:31 PM (5+B0f)

67 Pichai should have gone with the 'I don't remember' response.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 06:31 PM (U7Mh9)

68 I prefer fifty 200$ blowjobs.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2018 06:31 PM (NLLmE)

69 I know the precise number of lefties who'll change their minds about Russian interference as a result of this testimony.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 11, 2018 06:32 PM (hjaPQ)

70 than an Android phone, the latter being the one made by Google, but of course an Android phone is designed to be a tracking device in your pocket, and Pichai understood what Poe was asking about


Yep, he knew that if he held up an android the answer would definitely be yes. He wanted him to admit that they are also doing it on iPhones, probably against permission.

Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2018 06:32 PM (WaxcS)

71
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 11, 2018 06:32 PM (KCxzN)

72 Under $5,000?

Nations have fallen for less!
Listen to us, we know this!
Posted by: ABCBSNBCNN

Hell, I bought Manhattan Island for one half of one percent of that!

Posted by: Peter Minuit at December 11, 2018 06:32 PM (+y/Ru)

73 There's a wocket in my pocket!

Posted by: pinchai at December 11, 2018 06:32 PM (Evws/)

74 I was listening to the testimony today and wondered who it was because that guy who was talking today did not have the accent when he was recorded onstage talking to a group of people recently.

Posted by: Jaimo at December 11, 2018 06:32 PM (EVJ0V)

75


Moscow On The Potomac

It's about how Russia installed an agent in the White House

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 11, 2018 06:32 PM (PtGcE)

76 Has Stormy Davis declared her intention to sue Michael Avenatti yet? Oh wait, he's still tweeting the President somehow owes Davis! He appears to be confused.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the drinking lamp is lit at December 11, 2018 06:33 PM (Z216Q)

77 $4,700?


Well, I could ask "How does one put ads on Google?"

Or just say -
NOBODY wanted to click a
"Shocking Hillary Secrets" russian spoof ad.

Not even the hundred million who supposedly voted for her.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 11, 2018 06:33 PM (1g7ch)

78 AOP - Last night I had to dodge out out of the ONT. Was the Buick V8 ever installed in the Rover TC 2000, or was it only in the 3500?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 06:33 PM (Ou6XS)

79 No cents? even?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 11, 2018 06:33 PM (PUmDY)

80 Just once I would like when a jackoff CEO gets called before the criminals in the US Congress that he or she would tell them to fuck off and mind their own damn business.

Criminal Congress Critter: Mr. Jack Meyoff, CEO of Douchebag Inc., would you please tell the Congress how much the Russians spent with your company on the last election?

Mr. Jack Meyoff: Fuck you, none of your damn business.

Criminal Congress Critter: (swoons).....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 11, 2018 06:33 PM (Z+IKu)

81 37
Apple also tracks you and sells your data.


I'm always amused when they say "we'll never sell your data to an outside company". Well, no SHIT. If you did, what would you have to sell?

Posted by: Hillary at December 11, 2018 06:34 PM (T6t7i)

82 Hillary = pep

Posted by: pep at December 11, 2018 06:34 PM (T6t7i)

83 wow maybe I can sell one of my dead vehicles and get 5 k for Trump to win 2020.

I do find that now I have awesome power!

Posted by: bah at December 11, 2018 06:34 PM (fE+0o)

84 'Last night I had to dodge out out of... '

Ah, I see I have the 'Word Repeat' key locked.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 06:34 PM (Ou6XS)

85 Yeah, but the Russians also bought ads on Farcebook! That all adds up like Exponential, man!

Posted by: davidt at December 11, 2018 06:34 PM (jGvbj)

86 Yes, the bottom line:

1. If you are carrying a phone, you can be tracked.

2. If you don't want to be tracked, don't carry a phone.

One or the other.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 11, 2018 06:27 PM (cY3LT)

Or carry a flip phone without GPS location feature. Then the closest tracking they can do is to what cell tower you are logged into.

Or keep the phone turned off (battery out of it!), and only power it up when you are at some place you don't care they know about.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2018 06:34 PM (fDU8w)

87 Oh golly I just saw the meeting with PDT and Schumerlosi!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ETC!

Posted by: freaked at December 11, 2018 06:35 PM (UdKB7)

88 5 $1,000 blowjobs!



68
I prefer fifty 200$ blowjobs.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2018 06:31 PM (NLLmE)


See, this is why math is not allowed at AoSHQ.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2018 06:35 PM (UsCnO)

89 Hey, that's like the equivalent of 312,145 Rubles -- or 1000 hand-jobs from Stormy Daniels -- so nothing to laugh at, you deplorable garbage people!

Posted by: ShainS - #WokeStasi Dragnet Survivor at December 11, 2018 06:35 PM (WqPYg)

90 Man, if the Russians ran Beto's campaign, imagine what they could have done with $40 million instead of $4,000.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 11, 2018 06:35 PM (zt1Ym)

91 so why they had google there, did they mention the APP given to a govt to track non believers of Islam?


see THAT would have been a teaching moment,

Posted by: bah at December 11, 2018 06:35 PM (fE+0o)

92
I just ate some Cape Cod potota chips and some chocolate covered almonds.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 11, 2018 06:35 PM (PtGcE)

93 @2 For those who are confused, don't use Google products.
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It sounds easy, but...

Are you using an iPhone? If not, then your smart phone is a Google product. Sure, you don't use Google Maps. But do you use Waze, which doesn't have Google's name at all associated with it? Because if you use Waze to show you where to go when you're driving, then you're using a Google product.

Alphabet makes some of the stuff easy to avoid. Don't use Chrome for your browser. Don't use Google to search. Don't use GMail (though my last job used gmail for its corporate e-mails). Don't ever go to YouTube. But some of their stuff requires a little digging to link with them.

Posted by: junior at December 11, 2018 06:35 PM (Fp6vo)

94 I like to think that Russkies got the dollars from the Iranians who got it from a pallet obama sent them

Posted by: x at December 11, 2018 06:35 PM (nFwvY)

95 According to JihadWatch, the terrorist in Strasbourg is Cherif Chekatt, 29 years old and registered by the Police. He is... wait for it... muslim.

Posted by: shibumi at December 11, 2018 06:35 PM (fUnZ7)

96 87
Oh golly I just saw the meeting with PDT and Schumerlosi!



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ETC!

Posted by: freaked



Yup. Trump knows this is a winner for him.

Posted by: pep at December 11, 2018 06:36 PM (T6t7i)

97 >>Hillary = pep

That sucks.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 11, 2018 06:36 PM (/tuJf)

98 Don't math nazi me bro!

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2018 06:36 PM (NLLmE)

99 90
Man, if the Russians ran Beto's campaign, imagine what they could have done with $40 million instead of $4,000.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 11, 2018 06:35 PM (zt1Ym)


======


"No kidding -- if I'd thought of that, I'd be President now." -- Yeb!

Posted by: ShainS - #WokeStasi Dragnet Survivor at December 11, 2018 06:36 PM (WqPYg)

100
I'm always amused when they say "we'll never sell your data to an outside company". Well, no SHIT. If you did, what would you have to sell?
Posted by: Hillary
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Weasel words.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 06:36 PM (Ou6XS)

101 look morons, if we all collectively clean out our couch cushions and truck seat, we can pull out at least 5 k!

and maybe an old tissue, cig butt, condom.

maybe I shouldn't look.

Posted by: bah at December 11, 2018 06:37 PM (fE+0o)

102 $5000 is less than Wesley Snipes' Mom paid for printing and filling out 80,000 ballots.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 11, 2018 06:37 PM (1g7ch)

103 If you have a smartphone, location metadata is collected even when you have location services turned off.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 11, 2018 06:37 PM (zt1Ym)

104 Apple/Google same fucking difference!

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 11, 2018 06:37 PM (0OmEj)

105
But here's the Barn Burner:

Those "ads"? Yeah, they weren't ads for Trump. They were ads promoting Left Wing grievances, such as black lives madder, etc.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 11, 2018 06:37 PM (PtGcE)

106 95
According to JihadWatch, the terrorist in Strasbourg is Cherif Chekatt,
29 years old and registered by the Police. He is... wait for it...
muslim.


Posted by: shibumi


Shut UP!!!!!!

Posted by: pep at December 11, 2018 06:37 PM (T6t7i)

107 I just ate some Cape Cod potota chips and some chocolate covered almonds.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 11, 2018 06:35 PM (PtGcE)



How do you feel about that?

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2018 06:37 PM (NLLmE)

108 The Russians spent about enough to buy appliances for an apartment kitchen -- and won.
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We will BURY you!!!

Posted by: zombie Khrushchev at December 11, 2018 06:37 PM (Evws/)

109 NYT had front page story about apps tracking your every move. Only if you let them know your location, and everyone does for weather reports.

Posted by: kallisto at December 11, 2018 06:38 PM (+OYy0)

110 [ii]106
95

According to JihadWatch, the terrorist in Strasbourg is Cherif Chekatt,

29 years old and registered by the Police. He is... wait for it...

muslim.




Posted by: shibumi

Shut UP!!!!!!


Posted by: pep

It seems that they've finally cottoned on to the fact that denial of the obvious simply makes them look stupid and mendacious.

Posted by: pep at December 11, 2018 06:38 PM (T6t7i)

111 Hillary! spent $780 million dollars and we are to believe that somehow that that the Russians spending $4700 is a big deal?

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 11, 2018 06:38 PM (p0nVR)

112 Hillary = pep
Posted by: pep at December 11, 2018 06:34 PM (T6t7i)

Uh-oh.

Better lock up the Valu-Rite when pep's around.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 11, 2018 06:38 PM (saj0X)

113
I've decided that I'm going to invest 5, no, ten

dollars to take takeover the State of Texas and become its King.


That ought to work.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 11, 2018 06:38 PM (9X624)

114 Why care about locator part? Skipping a lot of steps

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 11, 2018 06:39 PM (PUmDY)

115 i'm trying to figure out if I am supposed to apolgise Russia for all their evil They did win an election for me.

who knew 5 k could win an election.

we've been doing this all wrong.

Posted by: bah at December 11, 2018 06:39 PM (fE+0o)

116
Fake News, when they acknowledge these "ads" were pro-left-wing, say the Russians were trying to sow discord and gin up resentment in Republican voters.

Yeah, right.

Since the "ads" were echoing the Democrats, I guess the Democrats were trying to GTVO for Republicans, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 11, 2018 06:39 PM (PtGcE)

117 Better lock up the Valu-Rite when pep's around.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Pfffffft. Scotch or die!

Posted by: pep at December 11, 2018 06:39 PM (T6t7i)

118 AOP - Last night I had to dodge out out of the ONT. Was the Buick V8 ever installed in the Rover TC 2000, or was it only in the 3500?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 06:33 PM (Ou6XS)

Well, the TC2000, if it had the V8 installed, became the 3500. I don't recall if it still carried the "TC" designation. But the first-generation 3500's were outwardly similar to the TC2000's. The second-generation 3500 was very different.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2018 06:39 PM (fDU8w)

119 74 I was listening to the testimony today and wondered who it was because that guy who was talking today did not have the accent when he was recorded onstage talking to a group of people recently.

but the important question is whether he is in any way tahred.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 11, 2018 06:39 PM (NmR1a)

120 Bebe, il fait froid dehors.

Posted by: Geten Froggee at December 11, 2018 06:40 PM (Z9C5C)

121 Here's the Kristmas Market Killer's photo. Looks pretty much like you'd expect.

https://bit.ly/2C5sSkQ

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 11, 2018 06:40 PM (+y/Ru)

122 54
LCD, Diogenes and Mark,



It's gonna get blustery this evening. batten down the hatches!

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 11, 2018 06:29 PM (d7Ww2)

Beef stew slowly simmering in the Dutch Oven. Yesterday's trip to Costco yielded refills of Jack Daniels and some decently priced red wine.


All good here. Thanks nurse ratched for watching out for us.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2018 06:40 PM (UsCnO)

123 $5000? lol...

Posted by: IC at December 11, 2018 06:40 PM (a0IVu)

124
Or carry a flip phone without GPS location feature. Then the closest tracking they can do is to what cell tower you are logged into.
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No.

One word: Triangulation, they do it all of the time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 06:41 PM (fZcn6)

125 How is the Oval Office "wall" stuff a winner? Did I imagine the election already happening? Dems are going to feel pressured to do a 180 when they're in control, while GOP did nothing even though it "supported" the whole thing?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2018 06:41 PM (QDnY+)

126 on the other hand, Kremlin is very cost efficient..spending so little money to influence an election.

Posted by: IC at December 11, 2018 06:41 PM (a0IVu)

127 Yesterday's trip to Costco yielded refills of Jack Daniels

You have no idea how lucky you are.

Posted by: pep at December 11, 2018 06:41 PM (T6t7i)

128 $4,700 dollars or 312,127 roubles.
Money well spent to Fk up President's government, of course Democrats, #Nevers and Mueller's monkey fk did most of it.

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2018 06:42 PM (/rm4P)

129
It also demonstrates how effective advertising on Facebook really is, and how susceptible Facebook users are to ads.

Of course, with 4 billion losers, even a small percentage would be enough to swing an election if all you need are a few thousand more votes.

As California has shown, all you really need are the names of registered voters. Any one that doesn't vote, gets an absentee ballot filled out in their name.



Posted by: Schuyler Saxon at December 11, 2018 06:42 PM (hrcfq)

130 erg, I keep missing whole words when typing

Posted by: bah at December 11, 2018 06:42 PM (fE+0o)

131 Double Jack and Ginger is a great drink.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 11, 2018 06:43 PM (PUmDY)

132 Would have been five thousand, but the Russians didn't know about Wisconsin either

Posted by: Bruce at December 11, 2018 06:43 PM (8ikIW)

133 Lets see the ads.

Posted by: davidt at December 11, 2018 06:43 PM (jGvbj)

134 Speaking of Google... has anyone else been receiving daily front page newslinks about Not-Binary Ben??

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 11, 2018 06:44 PM (saj0X)

135 98
Don't math nazi me bro!

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2018 06:36 PM (NLLmE)

50 Stormy Daniels blow jobs would mess up my math skills, too. We're all good, bro.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2018 06:44 PM (UsCnO)

136 130
erg, I keep missing whole words when typing

Posted by: bah at December 11, 2018 06:42 PM (fE+0o)


What about punctuation?

Posted by: davidt at December 11, 2018 06:44 PM (jGvbj)

137 Is that Ace going incognito in the background of the Ted Poe video?

If so, spot on disguise Ace. Spot on.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 11, 2018 06:45 PM (ctBVQ)

138 I shot the Cherif but I did not shoot no Depute

Posted by: zombie Khrushchev at December 11, 2018 06:45 PM (Evws/)

139 wipe, like with a cloth?

track, like with a train?

Posted by: illiniwek at December 11, 2018 06:45 PM (Cus5s)

140 A used scooter is $4k????

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 11, 2018 06:45 PM (AFcUe)

141 Jonah Goldberg cuckitude just became self-aware.
Move to Russia you ass-kissing Bush-whore. You have as much business experience as Barack Obama.


Now sit down, kid. Grown folks are talking.

Posted by: mikeyG at December 11, 2018 06:45 PM (LL1Be)

142 Heard 20 seconds of this hearing when the Goolag guy was denying political element to search function results. Hilarious.


But unimportant. The political filtering will likely become spectacular over the next 2 years, and there's nothing Congress can do about it. Maybe there are regulatory options.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2018 06:46 PM (QDnY+)

143 Suppose Google wants to log all the phones that attend a Trump rally...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 11, 2018 06:47 PM (oVJmc)

144 Such return on investment. Maybe there is something to Putin being an evil genius.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 11, 2018 06:47 PM (6o8TS)

145 Twitter pests apparently don't know you can have Google apps installed on a non Google phone.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 11, 2018 06:47 PM (AFcUe)

146 143 Suppose Google wants to log all the phones that attend a Trump rally...
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 11, 2018 06:47 PM (oVJmc)



What if I told you.......

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2018 06:48 PM (NLLmE)

147 Here's the Kristmas Market Killer's photo. Looks pretty much like you'd expect.

https://bit.ly/2C5sSkQ
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 11, 2018 06:40 PM (+y/Ru)


Not gonna bother.

I figure this is a new tradition in Europe. Christmas time = time for a moozie to kill a bunch of holiday revelers.

A hundred years from now, the little brown children of Europe will be gathered round their classrooms, and the teacher will ask "Hey kids, do you know why every year we let a small group of white people out of their cages, and engage in the ritual stabbing, running over or blowing up? That's right! Nobody knows, but it's fun to do, right?"

Posted by: BurtTC at December 11, 2018 06:48 PM (cY3LT)

148 Didja see Nazi Pelosi's description of her meeting with Der Trumpenfuehrer?

"The press is all there! Chuck is really shouting out. I was trying to be the mom. I can't explain it to you. It was so wild. It goes to show you: 'you get into a tickle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you," Pelosi to her members after, per aide in room.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 11, 2018 06:49 PM (+y/Ru)

149 The "tracking you across the room" thing is a really stupid question. I would have just answered "no", because the guy sounds like a dipshit.

Posted by: Chris M at December 11, 2018 06:49 PM (7/NoB)

150 143 Suppose Google wants to log all the phones that attend a Trump rally...
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 11, 2018 06:47 PM (oVJmc)

Go on...

Posted by: Jim Acosta, hands busy under the table at December 11, 2018 06:49 PM (6o8TS)

151 @133
The interesting thing is that they will never show you the actual ads.

I have only read cryptic descriptions of the ads, such is the visual power of these ads to brainwash you.

It is and was bullshit and spin contrived by Hillary and Donks to explain their loss and transfer onto Trump to justify the coup.

The more enraging thing is that the GOP has adopted this bullshit narrative as well.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 11, 2018 06:49 PM (qxq6t)

152 Russia spent as much money on ads to "compromise" our election as the average teenager spends on a used scooter.

In all fairness, the entire American Political Landscape is now worth less than a used scooter anyway. And did you ever have a sexy Italian chick press her boobs against your back as she wrapped her arms around you while you both rode an American presidential campaign around the Coliseum? No, you did not. Case closed.

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 06:49 PM (c+2jX)

153 #138 Hey. That slayed them at the Kremlin May Day party!

Capitalist assholes.

Posted by: zombie Khrushchev at December 11, 2018 06:49 PM (Evws/)

154 Speaking of Google... has anyone else been receiving daily front page newslinks about Not-Binary Ben??
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 11, 2018 06:44 PM (saj0X)

------------

I use a Pixel pyone with Chrome. Haven't seen much of Ben, but I have noticed that they link this very blog without commentary. Usually an ONT, of course.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 11, 2018 06:49 PM (ffYR/)

155 "It seems that they've finally cottoned on to the fact that denial of the obvious simply makes them look stupid and mendacious."



I was certain it was the Russians colluding and meddling again.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 11, 2018 06:49 PM (0QYMt)

156

I do all my searching on Bing.
How does Google know what news stories I'm interested in reading?

Bonus question, have you seen the 'stuff' google serves up as 'news' when you don't have any history they can use to target your bias?

I've accepted my place in the borg collective. I am fully integrated with the Google Universe. I even have them checking my spelling when I type. I love Big Brother.

Posted by: Schuyler Saxon at December 11, 2018 06:50 PM (hrcfq)

157
There's a world of difference between what (and how) Google collects
and disseminates consumer data, and how Apple does. Apple is, in simple
terms, a very safe company by comparison given how it anonymizes
information and given how its location services work (compared to
Google). Phone location tracking is one good example.


Apple wants you to be a captive customer to their products and hardware.

Google wants to sell you to everyone else.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 11, 2018 06:50 PM (oVJmc)

158 125 How is the Oval Office "wall" stuff a winner? Did I imagine the election already happening? Dems are going to feel pressured to do a 180 when they're in control, while GOP did nothing even though it "supported" the whole thing?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2018 06:41 PM (QDnY+)


======


From what little I heard today (excerpts from Rush) the one new twist is that PDT is aggressively going to proudly TAKE CREDIT for -- as opposed to fear as has always been the case in the recent past -- any #FakeShutdown. He's pitting it as him and we Normals against the Internationalist/Globalist Commies and making them own the total lack of border security.



But, yeah, I think PDT needs to start some serious arm-twisting of the RINOs (and I presume he needs about 10 Dems in the Senate?).

Posted by: ShainS - #WokeStasi Dragnet Survivor at December 11, 2018 06:50 PM (WqPYg)

159 This cannot be right, I am seeing they are calling the Strasbourg as a 'terrorist attack'. Huh, must be a lone wolf.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 11, 2018 06:51 PM (6o8TS)

160 Didn't Occluded-Cortex spend more than that on Uber rides?

Posted by: Peaches at December 11, 2018 06:51 PM (14URa)

161 I just read that newer wifi enabled cpap machines send data directly to your insurance company - they want yo know if you are adhering to it or not.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 11, 2018 06:51 PM (BJlbN)

162 I wish YouTube wasn't part of google. Very good stuff on there.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 11, 2018 06:52 PM (PUmDY)

163 What is the value of all that free favorable press that the MSM provided to the Old Hag?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 11, 2018 06:52 PM (oVJmc)

164 The typical Twitter Pests are making an issue that Poe was asking about an iPhone rather than an Android phone, the latter being the one made by Google, but of course an Android phone is designed to be a tracking device in your pocket, and Pichai understood what Poe was asking about.


Technically, the Google Asshole was correct -- with an iPhone, you have the option to "turn off" the tracking feature if you go into every single app's setting and disable the tracking stuff. But in practice, 99% of iPhone users never bother to do that, so they're basically all tracking devices anyway.

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 06:52 PM (c+2jX)

165 Does no cell phone make me off the grid?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 11, 2018 06:52 PM (oSQM4)

166 According to JihadWatch, the terrorist in Strasbourg is Cherif Chekatt,

29 years old and registered by the Police. He is... wait for it...

muslim.

Posted by: shibumi

----------------

The French are rioting due to various government stupidities, such as importing so many muslims, so, a jihadi decides to jihad during the riots.

I wonder if the French will respond in a disproportionate fashion?

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 11, 2018 06:52 PM (qC1Sy)

167 Boy o boy, if I hit the cash 4 in the Arky lottery tonight, I get $5000! I'm going to pick a nation and muck up their elections. Or, maybe I'll just blow it at the gun shop.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 11, 2018 06:53 PM (xzqr4)

168 162 I wish YouTube wasn't part of google. Very good stuff on there.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 11, 2018 06:52 PM (PUmDY)



I live on there. I could never watch tv again after youtube.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2018 06:53 PM (NLLmE)

169 they are calling the Strasbourg as a 'terrorist attack'.
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Method acting!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 06:53 PM (2qPhT)

170 My CPAP is cellular not WIFI.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 11, 2018 06:53 PM (0OmEj)

171 143
Suppose Google wants to log all the phones that attend a Trump rally...


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 11, 2018 06:47 PM (oVJmc)

The code is already scheduled for the next update. The summary reports for management are there, too, but the detailed reports of tying the Trump callers with registered gun lists isn't being released until next spring.
But the summary reports DO break out the calls by race and age, so at least there is that.

Posted by: Google coders at December 11, 2018 06:53 PM (UsCnO)

172 "It goes to show you: 'you get into a tickle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you," Pelosi to her members after, per aide in room.


#MeowToo

Posted by: The cat from Pepe Le Pew cartoons at December 11, 2018 06:53 PM (786Ro)

173 165 Does no cell phone make me off the grid?
Posted by: Ben Had


In Soviet America, no cell phone means we put you on the rack!

No serf is allowed to remain untracked!

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 06:54 PM (c+2jX)

174 @156
Do you use chrome?
Do you use gmail?
Do you own a smart phone?
Etc.
If you have a modern computer and use modern tools then you are tracked, profiled and your meta data is pretty much like the town whore.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 11, 2018 06:54 PM (qxq6t)

175 In fairness, when Barry Obama was in office, all it cost Putin was a ESPN Premium Sports Package.

Posted by: Fritz at December 11, 2018 06:54 PM (Z9C5C)

176 Well, well, well. This might explain why Sessions chose Huber to oversee the Clinton Foundation investigation. Seems the CF has had tax issues with the IRS for false state filings in Utah for years.

https://tinyurl.com/yd8wow77

Posted by: JackStraw at December 11, 2018 06:54 PM (/tuJf)

177 ShainS that is not really much a new twist.


And coming now - vs. any time in the last, well, 2 years - um ...... well, we'll see. I do not see strategery, and I do not smell success.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2018 06:54 PM (QDnY+)

178 I wish YouTube wasn't part of google. Very good stuff on there.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 11, 2018 06:52 PM (PUmDY)

---------------

Use hooktube.com. It searches youtube, but with no tracking by either allowed.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 11, 2018 06:54 PM (ffYR/)

179 You know, if Russian ads had such a profound effect on the results of the election, shouldn't the media be able to find a few people who will say those ads convinced them to change their vote?

The haven't done that because they can't, because the adds didn't influence anyone, and it is all a fucking joke.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at December 11, 2018 06:54 PM (AJj50)

180 Does no cell phone make me off the grid?
--

How do you get your internet?

Posted by: Schuyler Saxon at December 11, 2018 06:54 PM (hrcfq)

181 "It goes to show you: 'you get into a tickle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you," Pelosi to her members after, per aide in room.


Think she's losing her cabbage?*

*classic line from an underrated movie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 11, 2018 06:55 PM (6o8TS)

182 163 What is the value of all that free favorable press that the MSM provided to the Old Hag?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 11, 2018 06:52 PM (oVJmc)
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My favorite "in kind" contribution by MSM to Hillary was the commercial disguised as an interview at the home of Biden's mother.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 11, 2018 06:55 PM (qC1Sy)

183 Does no cell phone make me off the grid?
Posted by: Ben Had
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Not if you are driving, or using any sort of credit card.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 06:55 PM (2qPhT)

184 I work with apps that are starting to incorporate AI. Both amazingly cool and fucking scary what these things will do in a few years.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 11, 2018 06:55 PM (AFcUe)

185 The Russians spent less than the price of a Trabant, and got better mileage for their money.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 11, 2018 06:55 PM (fD23g)

186 Does no cell phone make me off the grid?
Posted by: Ben Had at December 11, 2018 06:52 PM


They're so cute and adorable when they're young ...

Posted by: Bob from NSA at December 11, 2018 06:55 PM (ctuyM)

187 179 You know, if Russian ads had such a profound effect on the results of the election, shouldn't the media be able to find a few people who will say those ads convinced them to change their vote?

The haven't done that because they can't, because the adds didn't influence anyone, and it is all a fucking joke.
Posted by: Dean Wormer


Especially since, as has been revealed previously, the Russians ALSO did stuff to promote Hillary's campaign. Ooops.

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 06:55 PM (c+2jX)

188 I think that forensic accounting expert, just using public info, found massive irregularities withe the Clinton Foundation. Think he published an op-ed or two in the WSJ, years ago, about it. Could be mixing some details up here.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2018 06:56 PM (QDnY+)

189 How in the hell is the border wall even a little controversial? We live in strange times.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 11, 2018 06:56 PM (0OmEj)

190 You know, if Russian ads had such a profound effect on the results of the election, shouldn't the media be able to find a few people who will say those ads convinced them to change their vote?
----------

It's like trying to find someone who can't vote because no ID.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 06:56 PM (2qPhT)

191 No serf is allowed to remain untracked!
Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 06:54 PM (c+2jX)

--------

A couple years ago I was interviewing for a job - very promising. The big boss abruptly dismissed me in the third interview, when he asked for my social media info, and I told him I don't use it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 11, 2018 06:56 PM (saj0X)

192 Zombie, my new yard sign says "You are in range"

Posted by: Ben Had at December 11, 2018 06:57 PM (oSQM4)

193 161 I just read that newer wifi enabled cpap machines send data directly to your insurance company - they want yo know if you are adhering to it or not.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 11, 2018 06:51 PM (BJlbN)

=====

Wow, that's creepy. It won't be long before mandatory DNA samples are forcibly demanded by the Feral Government to be shared with the Single-Payer National Health Care System and Death Panels. From my cold, dead, spit ...

Posted by: ShainS - #WokeStasi Dragnet Survivor at December 11, 2018 06:57 PM (WqPYg)

194
No one asked whether or not Google is an actual propaganda entity of the Democrat-Left, and as a pseudo monopoly a gatekeeper of free speech.

Thanks, GOP.

Posted by: J.J.Sefton at December 11, 2018 06:57 PM (/9p9e)

195 Or carry a flip phone without GPS location feature. Then the closest tracking they can do is to what cell tower you are logged into.
------

No.

One word: Triangulation, they do it all of the time.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 06:41 PM (fZcn6)


No way! It's super easy, barely an inconvenience.

What you do is have a guy, someone real shady, buy a bunch of stolen flip phones out of the trunk of his 1993 Camry, have another guy who sells stolen sim cards out of his 1997 Geo Tracker, put them together in random order, whenever you want to make a call, then make the call, then take the used phone and sim card out, buy some stolen weather balloons from a guy with a beard, driving a 2002 Subaru Impreza, launch the flip phone in one balloon, the sim card in another, and the cindered ashes of the guys who sold you all of the above in still another... and they won't be able to track you.

See. Easy.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 11, 2018 06:57 PM (cY3LT)

196 How in the hell is the border wall even a little controversial? We live in strange times.
Posted by: USNtakim
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Because the Left see them (correctly) as Dem voters.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 06:57 PM (2qPhT)

197 They're so cute and adorable when they're young ...
Posted by: Bob from NSA


hiya BOB!

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 11, 2018 06:57 PM (d7Ww2)

198 When used as most people use them, ALL smartphones know exactly where you are at all times. Because of that, they know who you meet with, where you go, how you get there, etc.

Additionally, there is really nothing to keep Google, Apple, or the government from listening through you microphone or watching you through the camera when ever they want.

As a matter of fact, it's almost certain that both are always on and being analyzed by the NSA on a constant basis. You should also assume that all of your conversations, texts, emails, browser and search history are also in possession of the government (at a minimum).

Posted by: OCBill at December 11, 2018 06:57 PM (df+Zi)

199 I delete my history in vain, apparently.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 11, 2018 06:57 PM (PUmDY)

200 189 How in the hell is the border wall even a little controversial? We live in strange times.
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 11, 2018 06:56 PM (0OmEj)

When an entire political party's future electoral strategy depends on wholesale importation of millions of new government dependents who are expected to vote for them, you can expect that party to kick up a fuss.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 11, 2018 06:57 PM (NWiLs)

201 Helloooo nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 11, 2018 06:58 PM (NWiLs)

202 A couple years ago I was interviewing for a job - very promising. The big boss abruptly dismissed me in the third interview, when he asked for my social media info, and I told him I don't use it.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 11, 2018 06:56 PM (saj0X)



That's fucked up.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2018 06:58 PM (NLLmE)

203 >>Does no cell phone make me off the grid?

Yes, as long as you never use the internet.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 11, 2018 06:58 PM (/tuJf)

204 131
Double Jack and Ginger is a great drink.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 11, 2018 06:43 PM (PUmDY)

agreed, except I have the bartender hold the Ginger.
just a couple of those big rocks of ice.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2018 06:58 PM (UsCnO)

205 I wish YouTube wasn't part of google. Very good stuff on there.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 11, 2018 06:52 PM (PUmDY)

Use hooktube. If someone gives you a youtube link, just copy and paste the link into a new browser tab, and replace the "y o u " with "h o o k". Gets you the video, and no annoying ewetoob ads.

Here: https://hooktube.com/watch?v=pafY6sZt0FE

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2018 06:59 PM (fDU8w)

206 Hiya Insom!

made any travel plans yet? I dusted off some of my....

toys

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 11, 2018 06:59 PM (d7Ww2)

207 185 The Russians spent less than the price of a Trabant, and got better mileage for their money.

hmm. trabants are more expensive than i thought. you could get a hyundai accent for that kind of money.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 11, 2018 06:59 PM (NmR1a)

208 191 No serf is allowed to remain untracked!
Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 06:54 PM (c+2jX)

--------

A couple years ago I was interviewing for a job - very promising. The big boss abruptly dismissed me in the third interview, when he asked for my social media info, and I told him I don't use it.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 11, 2018 06:56 PM (saj0X)

WTAF?!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 11, 2018 06:59 PM (NWiLs)

209 WA state will start charging drivers by the miles driven as opposed to a flat registration fee. How will they know how much you drive? Simple. A tracking device in your car. But don't worry they pinky swear all they track is miles driven and not where you drive.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 11, 2018 06:59 PM (AFcUe)

210 So I made a joke about the porn star having to pay for sex with Trump and I was blocked. How fucking hilarious considering how much they bitch about conservatives being blocked.

Posted by: ryukyu at December 11, 2018 06:59 PM (vKhgw)

211 Posted by: nurse ratched at December 11, 2018 06:59 PM (d7Ww2)

Posted by: Insomniac at December 11, 2018 06:59 PM (NWiLs)

212 Helloooo nurse!
Posted by: Insomniac at December 11, 2018 06:58 PM


Begun it has.

Posted by: @MoronYoda at December 11, 2018 07:00 PM (ctuyM)

213 189 Every Leftist the world over has bought into Karl Marx no borders. Thart goes for here and Europe.

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2018 07:00 PM (/rm4P)

214 ... that is not really much a new twist.


And
coming now - vs. any time in the last, well, 2 years - um ...... well,
we'll see. I do not see strategery, and I do not smell success.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2018 06:54 PM (QDnY+)


====


Yeah, I wish he'd done this with that last Cromnibus bill. Who knows, maybe we'd have retained The House.

Posted by: ShainS - #WokeStasi Dragnet Survivor at December 11, 2018 07:00 PM (WqPYg)

215 175
In fairness, when Barry Obama was in office, all it cost Putin was a ESPN Premium Sports Package.


Posted by: Fritz at December 11, 2018 06:54 PM (Z9C5C)

and who says that comedy is dead?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2018 07:00 PM (UsCnO)

216 Jackstraw, No cell phone, a P.O. Box and a landline that is not in my name.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 11, 2018 07:01 PM (oSQM4)

217 Good evening, ya'll.

Posted by: Bert G at December 11, 2018 07:01 PM (OMsf+)

218 Does no cell phone make me off the grid?
Posted by: Ben Had at December 11, 2018 06:52 PM (oSQM4)


Yes, Ben Had, aka Mitchell Filster, living at 1632 Spurwood Drive, Apartment 6D, Hockney, NJ, 16002, it does.

Oh hey, look, it sez here you spent $4.7K last year on midget mexican wrestling videos!

Posted by: Yer Guvment at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (cY3LT)

219 @198
Google already does that.

A tech guy from endgadget I believe discovered that his Echo was listening in on conversations between him and his wife when they were discussing possible vacation plans to Japan.
He went online and noticed that sites he was visiting were targeting him with low cost flight to Japan even though he had never done a web search for flight to Japan.

This is not going to end well.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (qxq6t)

220 i usually forget my phone at home. when and if they are tracking me, i generally never leave the house. i don't call anybody, and nobody calls me. i really don't give a fuck if they know where i am. i never carry the lime and tarps together in the same car anyway.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (KP5rU)

221 Not if you are driving, or using any sort of credit card.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 06:55 PM (2qPhT)

None of my cars have OnStar, or whatever the Ford equivalent is. Studebakers send smoke signals.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (fDU8w)

222 WA state will start charging drivers by the miles driven as opposed to a flat registration fee. How will they know how much you drive? Simple. A tracking device in your car. But don't worry they pinky swear all they track is miles driven and not where you drive.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 11, 2018 06:59 PM (AFcUe)

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It's like they never heard of the 4th Amendment.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (ffYR/)

223 204 131
Double Jack and Ginger is a great drink.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 11, 2018 06:43 PM (PUmDY)

agreed, except I have the bartender hold the Ginger.
just a couple of those big rocks of ice.

No ice No mixers. Jack is OK, Knob creek, Makers mark, BT, Monkey shoulder are all better choices.

But you can do you.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (0OmEj)

224 174 @156
Do you use chrome?
Do you use gmail?
Do you own a smart phone?
Etc.
If you have a modern computer and use modern tools then you are tracked, profiled and your meta data is pretty much like the town whore.
Posted by: Kreplach


This happened to me yesterday:

I ALREADY have the built-in camera and microphone on my home computer taped-over and blocked. With 5 layers of tape. Did that years ago.

EVEN SO, yesterday. someone in my home yelled to people in the other room, while laughing, "Did you see that photo of such-and-such celebrity in yoga pants? She's so fat! It's gross!"

And then TEN MINUTES LATER I got a pop-up ad on my screen for goddamn YOGA PANTS!

Even though i have never ever searched for yoga pants, do not own yoga pants, etc.

All cell phones in the house were turned off/shut-down/OFF and in desk drawers. The computer's microphone is taped over. I do not own an Alexa or Dot-type device.

HOW IN THE HELL DID THEY KNOW TO SEND ME A YOGA PANTS AD???

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (c+2jX)

225
Filster. Is that a Filner cock-holster?

Posted by: J.J.Sefton at December 11, 2018 07:03 PM (/9p9e)

226 WTAF?!
Posted by: Insomniac at December 11, 2018 06:59 PM (NWiLs)

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Yep. When I said that he acted like I pulled my dick out.

It was like that scene in Idiocracy when they find out Not Sure is unscannable.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 11, 2018 07:03 PM (saj0X)

227 >>Jackstraw, No cell phone, a P.O. Box and a landline that is not in my name.

That's probably about as good as you can do these days.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 11, 2018 07:04 PM (/tuJf)

228 Shit, sorry, it was on gwpundit. The main site that complains about people being blocked on twitter etc.

Posted by: ryukyu at December 11, 2018 07:04 PM (vKhgw)

229 No ice No mixers. Jack is OK, Knob creek, Makers mark, BT, Monkey shoulder are all better choices.

But you can do you.
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (0OmEj)

Knob Creek Maple is the shizznit.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 11, 2018 07:04 PM (NWiLs)

230 @224
Because your smart devices are listening to you and essentially narking on you.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 11, 2018 07:04 PM (qxq6t)

231 Jerry, did you skip class the day they said: *Remember, never ask a question you do not already know the answer to.*

Boy , those Russkies sure know how to get leverage for the buck, huh? Damn, Trump probably gave them those secrets!

BTW, the last super-spy the CIA sent to the Kremlin came back home pretty quick: they sent his dick home in a jar of pickles. Only cost $38 million to train him in how to avoid profiling muzzies.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 11, 2018 07:04 PM (eEO59)

232 Oh they know.

That's how they make $100 million.

Posted by: Golfman at December 11, 2018 07:04 PM (GL/05)

233 @191 A couple years ago I was interviewing for a job - very promising. The big boss abruptly dismissed me in the third interview, when he asked for my social media info, and I told him I don't use it.
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Probably thought that you were lying, and had something to hide.

Given the stupid stuff - particularly anti-employer stuff - that people post on their social media pages, it's not uncommon for employers to want to see your Facebook page. Some of them will ask for your login credentials. I've heard that the proper response in such situations is to refuse to provide the credentials, but offer to log in on your own device so that they can look things over from your account's PoV, and make sure that you're not hiding nasty comments about your previous employers.

Personally, I stick with the request made by one of my previous employers - i.e. don't identify your employer in social media. Even if you don't disparage your employer, people who get upset with you can still use that info to pressure your employer to get you fired.

Posted by: junior at December 11, 2018 07:04 PM (Fp6vo)

234 203 >>Does no cell phone make me off the grid?

Yes, as long as you never use the internet.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 11, 2018 06:58 PM (/tuJf)


Or have a bank account.

Or see a doctor or go to an ER.

Or enter a municipality that has traffic cameras.

Or have your teeth fixed.

Or...

It's pretty hard to avoid being in some data store somewhere.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 11, 2018 07:05 PM (di1hb)

235 HOW IN THE HELL DID THEY KNOW TO SEND ME A YOGA PANTS AD???

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (c+2jX)


They send everyone yoga pants ads because odds are 68% of people will buy yoga pants.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 11, 2018 07:05 PM (lwiT4)

236 It will be interesting to see how this "shutdown" is played.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 11, 2018 07:05 PM (PUmDY)

237 211 Posted by: nurse ratched at December 11, 2018 06:59 PM (d7Ww2)


Posted by: Insomniac at December 11, 2018 06:59 PM (NWiLs)

The Love Boat...

Soon we'll be making another run...

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 11, 2018 07:06 PM (6o8TS)

238 So the FAB paid more for to Steele, than the Russians paid to Google. By orders of magnitude.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 11, 2018 07:06 PM (dNzKv)

239 My family doesn't think the Echo Dots work very reliably, mainly because I block their internet access at the router level and didn't tell them.

Yeah, I'm that guy.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 11, 2018 07:06 PM (IfYaq)

240 Freaking hate google. Apparently my phone has a gmail account. Wasn't aware i even had it. Every talk to text i did on my android was sent to that account on my tablet. Nosy daughter discovered. Nothing is private.

Posted by: Molly k. at December 11, 2018 07:06 PM (bUhFa)

241 They send everyone yoga pants ads because odds are 68% of people will buy yoga pants.
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 11, 2018 07:05 PM (lwiT4)

Or like to look at women in yoga pants- the right women!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 11, 2018 07:06 PM (6o8TS)

242 HOW IN THE HELL DID THEY KNOW TO SEND ME A YOGA PANTS AD???
Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (c+2jX)

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Do you live in an apartment building that supplies internet access?

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 11, 2018 07:06 PM (qC1Sy)

243 There shall be no dissing of yoga pants. Greatest apparel invention of the last century.

Posted by: Hands at December 11, 2018 07:06 PM (786Ro)

244 209 Pennsylvania has a space to put your mileage for your registration. They could track it by inspection if Washington has that.

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2018 07:07 PM (/rm4P)

245 Even though i have never ever searched for yoga pants, do not own yoga pants, etc.
HOW IN THE HELL DID THEY KNOW TO SEND ME A YOGA PANTS AD???
Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM


Ve haff ways ...

Posted by: Gavin Newsommann at December 11, 2018 07:07 PM (ctuyM)

246 Nood, Jen Rubin, Arch-conservative.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 11, 2018 07:07 PM (6o8TS)

247 Iron Mike Golf, I use some of those things but only I know where I am at any point in time.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 11, 2018 07:07 PM (oSQM4)

248 I have met perhaps three people who have any business wearing yoga pants.

the rest of the population looks like the people of walmart when they try

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 11, 2018 07:08 PM (d7Ww2)

249 They send everyone yoga pants ads because odds are 68% of people will buy yoga pants.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 11, 2018 07:05 PM

Ya, I couldn't get the thought together. I was thinking random chance. The account that placed the ad gets paid for placing the ad. They don't care if anyone buys anything. They like to brag about how effective their ads are though.

Posted by: Schuyler Saxon at December 11, 2018 07:08 PM (hrcfq)

250 Re Japan flights...

I was talking to my boss once over the phone and we were talking about skiing at Lake Tahoe and later that day one of my Google email ads was you guessed it skiing at Lake Tahoe and here are some discounted rates blah blah blah

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 11, 2018 07:08 PM (AFcUe)

251 Not if you are driving, or using any sort of credit card.
Toronto's new transit system passes track where you pay to board too although it's not super accurate so far. If I need an alibi for a crime, I'll wait until winter and get a fat guy to wear my coat and balaclava while using my transit pass to go to the other side of the city via public transit. "But I was in Scarborough, constable, while dog shit was being spread over Justin's car handles in Mimico between the hours of 10 and 2 o'clock. Just check my Metropass and the bus video!"

Posted by: andycanuck at December 11, 2018 07:08 PM (Evws/)

252 229
No ice No mixers. Jack is OK, Knob creek, Makers mark, BT, Monkey shoulder are all better choices.



But you can do you.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (0OmEj)



Knob Creek Maple is the shizznit.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 11, 2018 07:04 PM (NWiLs)
The power of whisky. People discussing their differences, respectfully, with genuine interest.

Compare to the SJW's and their ilk. Their lawlessness. How they despise anyone not parroting their screeching.

I'll take whisky drinkers every damned time.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2018 07:08 PM (UsCnO)

253 @198 As a matter of fact, it's almost certain that both are always on and being analyzed by the NSA on a constant basis. You should also assume that all of your conversations, texts, emails, browser and search history are also in possession of the government (at a minimum).
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If you have a mobile device that uses the Android operating system, then Google has all of this.

Posted by: junior at December 11, 2018 07:08 PM (Fp6vo)

254 209 WA state will start charging drivers by the miles driven as opposed to a flat registration fee. How will they know how much you drive? Simple. A tracking device in your car. But don't worry they pinky swear all they track is miles driven and not where you drive.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 11, 2018 06:59 PM (AFcUe)


Oh, Christ, now CA will start doing that. Except they'll make it in addition to the registration fee.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 11, 2018 07:08 PM (VNsf1)

255 There shall be no dissing of yoga pants. Greatest apparel invention of the last century.
Posted by: Hands at December 11, 2018 07:06 PM


This!

Posted by: Cora Segal at December 11, 2018 07:09 PM (ctuyM)

256 HOW IN THE HELL DID THEY KNOW TO SEND ME A YOGA PANTS AD???
Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (c+2jX)


Who doesn't love yoga pants?

We wuz just guessin' this time.

Posted by: Yer Guvment at December 11, 2018 07:09 PM (cY3LT)

257 HOW IN THE HELL DID THEY KNOW TO SEND ME A YOGA PANTS AD???
Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (c+2jX)


I grabbed a fresh notepad this morning and every time something was advertised to me and didn't have any correlation to anything I had said or done within the last ten minutes, I wrote it down. I ended up throwing it away at around 3pm because it was full.

It's because it's pure coincidence and you get a few hundred ads every hour, is what I'm saying.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 11, 2018 07:09 PM (t+qrx)

258 None of my cars have OnStar, or whatever the Ford equivalent is. Studebakers send smoke signals.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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License plate readers are proliferating. Private companies are, in some cases, installing those (to sell the data) here and yon, as well as some law enforcement.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 07:09 PM (fZcn6)

259 7 out of 10 women at the grocery store wear yoga pants

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2018 07:09 PM (/rm4P)

260 219 @198
Google already does that.

A tech guy from endgadget I believe discovered that his Echo was listening in on conversations between him and his wife when they were discussing possible vacation plans to Japan.
He went online and noticed that sites he was visiting were targeting him with low cost flight to Japan even though he had never done a web search for flight to Japan.

This is not going to end well.
Posted by: Kreplach


That's basically what happened to me with the yoga pants, except I DON'T OWN ECHO DOT OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF INTERNET-ENABLED DEVICE other than this computer. The only way I can even imagine they overheard me is thought he five layers of tape blocking my microphone.

Next step: Jab a screwdriver into the microphone hole and give it an electronic lobotomy.


Remember Gene Hackman in the final scene of The Conversation? Dude was on to something.

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:09 PM (c+2jX)

261 All cell phones in the house were turned off/shut-down/OFF and in desk drawers. The computer's microphone is taped over. I do not own an Alexa or Dot-type device.

HOW IN THE HELL DID THEY KNOW TO SEND ME A YOGA PANTS AD???
Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (c+2jX)

Tape blocks cameras pretty well. But tape over the microphone grille doesn't help much. The laptop screen acts like a sounding board, and the mic still "hears" ambient sound.

Remove the mic altogether, or at least snip the wire. There are plenty of plug-in mics available if you need one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2018 07:10 PM (fDU8w)

262 Bet NPR will be yukking it up about this on the news tomorrow, right? Right? Anybody?

Okay, maybe not...

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 11, 2018 07:10 PM (eEO59)

263
HOW IN THE HELL DID THEY KNOW TO SEND ME A YOGA PANTS AD???

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (c+2jX)


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Two words: Smart Appliances. Or check the back of your neck for an implant ...

Posted by: ShainS - #WokeStasi Dragnet Survivor at December 11, 2018 07:10 PM (WqPYg)

264 >>>Does no cell phone make me off the grid?
<<<

Why would you want to be off of the grid? Embrace those big balls and proudly sway them for all to see gently to and fro like the people of Whoville embracing and singing a joyous Christmas song.

Posted by: Fritz at December 11, 2018 07:11 PM (Z9C5C)

265 I go to a lot of concerts, and most Big shows don't let you have straight driink doubles.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 11, 2018 07:11 PM (PUmDY)

266 Not sure I trust this guy's word on anything, so the lowball of Russian ad purchases may not be valid. But really, that's comically pathetic.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2018 07:12 PM (39g3+)

267
Alexa, are you listening?

Alexa: "Uh, no... Why do you ask?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 07:13 PM (fZcn6)

268 230 @224
Because your smart devices are listening to you and essentially narking on you.
Posted by: Kreplach


But I don't own any "smart devices" Seriously. 99% of the technology in my house is intentionally old-tech.

Thermostat? Analog. No "Smart Thermostats" for me.

TV? 1970s tube TV. No microphone, no internet, nothin.'

Fridge? No electronics.

Cell phone? Only one, and it was literally OFF-off, not simply "inactive." Shut down. Dead. AND in a desk drawer in another part of the house.

No video game consoles. No iPads. No other cell phones. No Echo Dot, no Alexa, no Siri, no Kindle, none of that shit.

So what could it have been, other than my computer?

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:13 PM (c+2jX)

269 There is some app on my tablet that busts onto the screen whenever it wants, right now mostly its Instagram. I wouldn't use them if you put a gun to my head.

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2018 07:14 PM (/rm4P)

270 Poe's questioning is very likely a warning that they know certain things Google has been up to.

There is going to be some manner of revolt at some point when people learn the scope of their misbehavior. "don't be evil" my ass.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at December 11, 2018 07:15 PM (eAshZ)

271 302 Electoral College votes for a mere $4700? That is some great ROI!

Posted by: Nunya Bidness at December 11, 2018 07:15 PM (y7aoc)

272
So what could it have been, other than my computer?
Posted by: zombie
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Pretty sure this question answers itself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 07:15 PM (fZcn6)

273 235 HOW IN THE HELL DID THEY KNOW TO SEND ME A YOGA PANTS AD???

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (c+2jX)


They send everyone yoga pants ads because odds are 68% of people will buy yoga pants.
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate


LOL. That might be true. But it was the TIMING that was suspicious. I never have gotten a yoga pants ad before, ever, and then immediately after someone in my house yells "yoga pants!", I get my first yoga pants ad. Weird.

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:16 PM (c+2jX)

274 242 HOW IN THE HELL DID THEY KNOW TO SEND ME A YOGA PANTS AD???
Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:02 PM (c+2jX)

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Do you live in an apartment building that supplies internet access?

Posted by: Blake


Nope. My own place. My own access.

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:17 PM (c+2jX)

275 So what could it have been, other than my computer?
Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:13 PM (c+2jX)

Download a free copy of Audacity; it's an excellent audio editing program. Get it running, and set the computer's microphone as the input device. If the mic can "hear" you, you will see the audio displayed graphically on screen. Then you can do surgery on the mic, until it no longer shows any activity on-screen as you talk. Or shout.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2018 07:17 PM (fDU8w)

276 There is going to be some manner of revolt at some point when people learn the scope of their misbehavior. "don't be evil" my ass.
Posted by: lurker
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Most millennials think it is all swell, as do some of my contemporaries. When you point out the invasion of privacy, they say something like "Oh, I don't care. I only do boring stuff that no one would be interested in."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 07:18 PM (fZcn6)

277 I'd rather have a pair of yoga pants in front of me than an electronic lobotomy!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 11, 2018 07:18 PM (Evws/)

278 This claim of $4,700 spent by Russian on the election is in the same realm as Lieawatha's claim of Indian ancestry.

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2018 07:19 PM (/rm4P)

279 If Google was a foreign government we'd be in a state of war with them.

Then again, maybe not because they'd have paid off all the American politicians.

Posted by: MAGA at December 11, 2018 07:19 PM (/irRi)

280 "All cell phones in the house were turned off/shut-down/OFF and in desk drawers."

Powered off doesn't mean anything. You have to remove the battery. This used to be an issue with .gov groups, primarily, but now you even need to do it against marketing. If it's something you can't remove the battery from, then a desk drawer isn't going to cut it either, you're going to need more soundproofing or distance.

Also don't forget that data will be gathered on you from *other* people's devices, when possible. You're not in the clear just because you don't own one, or don't have one present. All it takes is one.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at December 11, 2018 07:19 PM (eAshZ)

281 Russians can buy an election for under $5K. Beto can't buy an election for tens of milions. Advantage Vlad.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 11, 2018 07:20 PM (H5knJ)

282 Tape blocks cameras pretty well. But tape over the microphone grille doesn't help much. The laptop screen acts like a sounding board, and the mic still "hears" ambient sound.

Remove the mic altogether, or at least snip the wire. There are plenty of plug-in mics available if you need one.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Good advice, but beyond my skill set. This is an Apple unibody laptop. Unless you are a trained expert and have the specialty tools, it's nearly impossible to access the innards.

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:21 PM (c+2jX)

283 I love posting five posts only to find out they're removed because your IP is banned.

Perhaps the seed to defeat Google lies in the AoS code?

Posted by: MAGA at December 11, 2018 07:21 PM (/irRi)

284 This tablet I'm on is andold Android and never setup a Google account, but if JavaScript is off I never see ads here anyway. The Sonobi ads were different though, very pesky.

Anyway I don't know if gooble is tracking me or not but if they are it's not associated with a gmail account and even if they are so what all they are going to see is some incomprehensible bullshit generated but some freaked out maniac.

Posted by: freaked at December 11, 2018 07:21 PM (UdKB7)

285 "Most millennials think it is all swell, as do some
of my contemporaries. When you point out the invasion of privacy, they
say something like "Oh, I don't care. I only do boring stuff that no one
would be interested in."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2018 07:18 PM (fZcn6)"
That's a spectacular failure of imagination on their part. The first observation is that they only do boring things, until someone at Google objects to them, at which point you can't find them on maps, can't get search hits, etc.
Moonbats at Google can and do carry out routine sabotage against those they perceive as political enemies.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at December 11, 2018 07:22 PM (eAshZ)

286 275 So what could it have been, other than my computer?
Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:13 PM (c+2jX)

Download a free copy of Audacity; it's an excellent audio editing program. Get it running, and set the computer's microphone as the input device. If the mic can "hear" you, you will see the audio displayed graphically on screen. Then you can do surgery on the mic, until it no longer shows any activity on-screen as you talk. Or shout.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Interesting! But the surgery part is beyond me.

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:23 PM (c+2jX)

287 'Unless you are a trained expert and have the specialty tools, it's nearly impossible to access the innards'

All you need is a drill. I'm pretty sure there is a utoob video on it.

Posted by: freaked at December 11, 2018 07:24 PM (UdKB7)

288 I don't know the first thing about technology, but I'm not quite ready to believe that an organization that can secretly and untraceably turn on zombie's phones, hear her through walls, and build a comprehensive profile on her based on machine-learning vocal recognition from snippets of overheard conversations on other peoples' devices is going to piece the puzzle together and send in their doomsday weapon: a web ad for fucking yoga pants on her browser. Wouldn't it be easier to just beat her up and take her wallet or something? Steal her credit card number? I dunno, maybe I'm being crazy here.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 11, 2018 07:25 PM (t+qrx)

289 287 'Unless you are a trained expert and have the specialty tools, it's nearly impossible to access the innards'

All you need is a drill. I'm pretty sure there is a utoob video on it.
Posted by: freaked


Sounds legit.

Posted by: Gene Hackman at December 11, 2018 07:26 PM (c+2jX)

290 Hillary spent about $1.2BTrump spent about $800M
But this election got swung by about $5K?
The Russian who did this is fricken genius

Posted by: rayj at December 11, 2018 07:26 PM (pI/IV)

291 Good advice, but beyond my skill set. This is an Apple unibody laptop. Unless you are a trained expert and have the specialty tools, it's nearly impossible to access the innards.
Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2018 07:21 PM (c+2jX)

Walk into the Apple Store with your laptop, and a jar of Carolina Reaper pepper sauce. Tell the flunky: "Remove the microphone from this device, or I will paint it with pepper sauce, and jam it up your ass. Sideways."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2018 07:26 PM (fDU8w)

292 Here I am jabbering on a dead thread. Sorry I missed out on the aluminium V8 thread. I saw a xke with one of those in it. Why? I dunno

Posted by: freaked at December 11, 2018 07:28 PM (UdKB7)

293 Zombie, check out ifixit. They have a lot of repair guides that are accessible to the motivated layperson, and offer tools to make it easier.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 11, 2018 07:31 PM (IfYaq)

294 Dead thread? Oh well time for bed anyway.
Goodnight.

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2018 07:37 PM (/rm4P)

295 As an Android developer myself - Sundar is right about that. It's not a yes or no question. There's a level of complexity on these devices that makes a simple "yes or no" answer all but impossible. I have a feeling that the Congressman was just hamming it for the cameras as these hearings often are.

As for Android being a tracking mechanism itself - thats not technically correct. Out of the box Android doesn't have anything to do with Google or any other service provider. It's when Google Play Services gets installed that the phone starts feeding info back to Google.

My phone has two user profiles on it... one of them is completely AOSP (stock) Android which has no google services. If I need to access my Google account I switch user profiles so I can access those services.

Posted by: Defenestratus at December 11, 2018 07:41 PM (kI/3T)

296 29 From a country with a pretty Low GDP and population.

Most of whom are shitfaced at any given moment. Except the Aeroflot crews.

HAHAHAHA just kidding. They are too.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 11, 2018 07:48 PM (eEO59)

297 'My phone has two user profiles on it... one of them is completely AOSP (stock) Android which has no google services.'

As is this tablet but I cant install any apps.

Posted by: freaked at December 11, 2018 07:56 PM (UdKB7)

298 Campaign expenses to become the very first female president of the United States of America: $794,875,608

Russian campaign against you: $4,700

Losing to Orange Man: Priceless

Posted by: Another Anon at December 11, 2018 08:01 PM (MTejJ)

299 And of the $4,700 probably half was pro Trump and half anti Trump. An old man shouting at clouds had more effect on the election.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at December 11, 2018 10:39 PM (SqopC)

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