Same here, always block junk thinking that eventually, it will run out, HA, wishful thinking. I continue getting the same junk but with a different web address. The addresses are computer-generated often from the same company and they're limitless. Sometimes it's from a different spam company and the process starts over again.I always throw them in the junk spam pile. No matter what I do or how many times I block them a different vendor of that kind of crap sends me another email fishing for business.
They are bad, but IMO, Google is the worst of the worst. Their entire business revolves around learning as much as they can about you and using it for the benefit of their advertising business. And they're everywhere. They developed Android and their software products are the core of what's on Android phones. Everytime you do a Google search, use the Chrome Browser, Google Earth, Google Maps, use Gmail, watch a YouTube video or go to the Play store.... Google is watching. And they never forget. They're right here too, every time you use NJPB maps.Facebook is the worst of the worse
You have a good point. But my stepdad stood on the porch steps with his hand on his hips while I was working on my motorcycle, and fresh out of high school and said: "Go get a job". There was no money or encouragement for college. And his life skills were lacking. I had to learn the hard way. But I think it would be fun to make my own personal notes to each of these, so here goes:Bob
You're showing your age. We like to think so, but were we any different at that age? We knew everything too.
Let's rephrase that---I distrust Apple less.I don't hate Android, I have an Android tablet. Google developed the operating system, based on Linux (which was ripped off from unix, originally created by Bell Labs). The Android operating system is open source code, which means anybody can take it, change whatever they like and call it their own. But the commonly used apps mentioned above are Google products, and they're all free because their purpose is harvesting data about you.
Yes, I think Apple is better. I got my first Apple computer in 1978 and I'm also a moderator at MacRumours.com, the largest Apple site (aside from the company itself). I have plenty of complaints about the company, and it became considerably less cool after Steve Jobs died. Have never been a fan of Tim Cook. However, I trust them much more with my privacy than Google. Apple is not in the business of selling your personal information, they just want to sell their own products to you. OTOH, Google's business is finding out everything they can about you and using it to target you for marketing.
You are absolutely right, "nothing is ever free", that's a primary reason why Apple's products are generally more expensive.
I subscribe to Louis Rossman, who has a computer repair Youtube channel. Apple is dishonest to an amazing degree. They will not fix a phone except for battery and screen. Employees at the "Genius Bar" consistently tell customers the cost of a Macbook repair exceeds the value of the Macbook. Rossman fixes Macbooks that Apple has estimated a $1200 repair for $40.However, I trust them much more with my privacy than Google. Apple is not in the business of selling your personal information, they just want to sell their own products to you.