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Paranoia?

Submitted by mal_krimpie in freeAsInFreedom

I have been checking in now und then but this is my first post. I have a question hoping to get insight. I keep my phone and computer completely separate, viewing the phone as compromised by default. I observe very strict opsec on my computer. Never clearnet. Never same sites on computer and phone. On the phone I have Twitter account. I see verts for my phone brand often on Twitter, no surprise. Lately noticed a vert for the operating system I use on computer. Very specific, the distro I use. Why this very suddenly und very specific? Chance or paranoia? Curious if others have ever noticed something similar. Thank you and forgive my English.

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_______deleted__________ wrote

A lot of those algorithms that advertise to you have gotten pretty good at building profiles and recognizing patterns. Those services may not recognize you as the same person on both platforms, but they may have built similar profiles for the two separate platforms.

Either way, it's just annoying ad companies doing what they do.

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mal_krimpie wrote

I perhaps became paranoid because of that only one advertisement. I did not understand how one could possibly put the completely separate identities together. I am very careful regarding that. Thank you!

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jorgesumle wrote

What is a vert?

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mal_krimpie wrote

Advertisement... or such as Twitter promoted Tweet

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jorgesumle wrote

That happens a lot, with cookies websites can track information about you across domains. Of course, you can use a blocker (like Ublock Origin) and something like Cookie Autodelete to get rid of third party cookies (which mostly are for tracking and ad. purposes).

It's really weird that it happened to you when using Tor and you're not using the clearnet. I guess you're seing the default ads?

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mal_krimpie wrote

I also thought it strange because I always use VPN or Tor on personal computer. Only clearnet access with the phone and never same sites or identity. Maybe just get rid of Twitter because I do not have trust with Twitter now. Thank you!