EBAY SPIES ON YOU
is saving all your online behavior to a data farm. (technology)
had to call ebay tech today regarding an issue. It was just
a question and I didn't want to go through the verification
process so I did not provide my ebayID. The Indian lady kept
asking for it and I kept saying I don't see why that would
make a difference as I was experiencing a functionality
issue with the site.
she spilled the beans. She then said "That way I can see
what you are looking at." This kinda freaked me out. I asked
her to explain. She then said "So, that I can see your
navigation history. See what you are looking at right now,
what your previous results were, the listings that came up
and what they looked like to you including ads and
suggestions." I then asked her how she would be able to do
that unless ebay was keping a history of everything I am
doing while logged in. She boldly then said yes, they are.
It's in your user agreement that you agree to let ebay do
pretty much ebay is doing a giant big data on your profile.
If you are logged in while you shop every word you type,
every movement of the mouse, the way you type, browse, what
time of the month, how much you buy, all of that is being
this bothers you, I would recommend clearing cookies, then
making sure you do all your browsing "not logged in".
[–] WORF_MOTORBOATS_TROI 2 points (+2|-0) 9.7
hours ago (edited 9.7 hours ago)
[–] SimonWest 1 points (+1|-0) 4.4
use ebay. Most stuff is a knock off or Chinese tat. That
said, good luck finding a site that doesn't use similar