Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by KK4NSF, May 18, 2019.
There are plenty of people who don't know how to block ads, scripts, etc. They pay for it.
Yup, when something's being given away for free, you are the commodity.
absolutely correct, as demonstrated by Facebook, Google, and all of the big data companies.
For me, the price of all that free stuff far outweighs the benfits
All of the ham radio related Yahoo Groups I followed moved over to Groups.io, porting all of the files as well.
You raise a fair point. The going rate for Gmail type services (plus a few that you don't get with Gmail) is about $60 per year via Microsoft.
I can spring for that, and I do. But what happens to people on fixed or lower incomes? They don't get privacy? This crap needs to be fixed, we shouldn't have our private data used to turn a few people into billionaires.
What's a Yahoo Group?
TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
Nope, but that's the price you pay ($0) for giving up your privacy. ...and Gmail is no panacea, either--Google harvests TONS of data from its subscribers.
Of course, you could always subscribe to pay-for-mail/no tracking e-mail (https://www.fastmail.com/pricing/), but it isn't free.
Here ya go, Tom: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo!_Groups
A group of yahoos .....
How many times has someone replied to all, and now everyone in the CC: field has everyone else's email address? I've had that issue with local ham clubs, as well as at least one governmental body that did the same thing, but to a much larger list.
If you use Gmail this may be of some interest.
"Gmail tracks all your purchases, it is difficult to delete them and impossible to stop"