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No problem with you expressing your opinion. No problem with me expressing mine - which is that yours is ridiculous.
Why don't I send you that list? I can't be bothered. But, it doesn't bother me if you sell my browsing history. Big whoop. That's just the Internet. It still isn't going to cost ME. Your logic is ridiculous. Bet you use Google - going to threaten them with a lawsuit because they leave cookies on your computer too?
I think Post #20 is also pretty accurate.
That makes me a stakeholder. So it isn't outrageous for me to request a change in a policy that i find intruisive. Is there a problem with me expressing that I find it offensive that chess.com tracks my internet usage when i leave this site? I understand that you all seem perfectely fine with it. So why don't you send me a list of all the sites you visit too and I'll save that information and sell it to people and I will do this all for free. That's right I'll collect and sell all your information at no charge to you, it's free.
I don't think you're a stakeholder until you buy shares in the company. Now, if you really want to keep yourself as private as possible on the Internet, then you will have to take precautions such as those suggested about spyware and adware. But, I personally suspect that your annoyance is due more to getting put in time-out after one of your conversations during live-chess was flagged by the profane-bot.
That would make me a shareholder, but whatever. I'm over it. I said what I had to say. Thank you all for you opinions.
I agree with the OP - no site should covertly track users' other browsing activities. It's about transparency & trust.
I don't know if chess.com uses tracking cookies or not but I've noticed exactly the same thing as dlagwagon - I keep seeing adverts on this site related to my other site visits & it's starting to concern me.
I use Norton antivirus on my other PC & that does detect & remove tracking cookies but I've got McAfee protecting this one & I'm not sure if it's doing the same job (I'll be looking into that).
Whatever's going on, it should only be done with our consent.
Stephen_33, you'll probably find that your consent was given in the form of the Terms of Service when you signed up.
That would make me a shareholder, but whatever.
Yes thank you, you're right! You are a corporate stakeholder, and so am I! I definitely feel different. Kind of powerful. I suggest a nice double gin/tonic(w/ fresh limes). That will settle your nerves
Again, bring this to google because they are the ones who are doing that. They also give you the choice to opt out of them. Chess.com has nothing to do with that.
I am too! I wonder if I can fire kohai...
I am too!
I already feel the burden of responsibility, and I anticipate being weary of all the conference calls...
They will stop telling you about them after you show up drunk a few times.
oh, yeah, corporate responsibility and users having a say, what a crazy idea. fingers point in all directions. "it wasn't me. google made me use their ad service and spy on my customers. blame google." "people can't be stakeholders in companies, it's not like we want our services to be favorable to customers or that their tax dollars paid for the infrastructure that companies need to exist. crazy idea that is. only shareholders should decide what a company does."
You are basically a nincompoop.
Dude, maybe the internet isn't the place for you.
They're all out to get ya'.
Funny, my friends usually want me to be drunk. Stakeholders seem to be a stuffy sort of people.
Now that you are one of the you should make it your personal goal to fix that!
You mean get all the other stakeholders drunk?
And take pictures then blackmail them into being more cheery.
Though there are some people who become quite monstrous when they're drunk, overall I think they'll be cheery without the blackmail part