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17:21 Thu 19 Apr 2018

fb targeted ads – my turn.

Filed under: facebook,privacy,WWW — 17:21 Thu 19 Apr 18

2 evenings ago J said she only really used her phone to tell the time when she wakes at night. I mentioned maybe getting a projection clock. The conversation moved on without an answer.
Last evening J said that a projection clock might be a good idea, so I started looking.
On my phone I opened the Amazon Shopping app and looked through various options. Nothing looked good.
Later yesterday I was sitting at my desktop machine and searched again as I was gaming online. I opened Firefox to do this. I was not logged into Amazon.

I need a voice activated clock. I know Alexa will tell the time when asked and so does J but if she wants a projection clock I’ll do what I can to get her one. Anyway, I browsed Amazon and found nothing. I closed Firefox.

Years ago I realised that Firefox loads and works faster if there is no cache. So my FF settings are to delete everything on quit.

I do not have FF sync.
I do not have fb (or even twitter) on my phone.

Earlier, on my desktop PC I opened Menutab for facebook. I see this:

So where is menutab loading cookies? I asked them:

Thank you for writing in, MenuTab for Facebook stores it information in the following folder:

~/Library/Containers/com.fiplab.facetab

It does not use any external browser cache.

To recap:
– I searched in the Amazon app on a phone.
– I searched in non-logged-in Firefox on a different machine
and yet I get targeted ads.

Explain that one.

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