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Protip: no organisation that actually values your privacy will have a popup that says “we value your privacy” on their web site.

@aral Yeah funny how hospitals don't tend to have big signs saying "We try not to kill people."

@daedalus @aral we are better at using weasel words than the geeks, it seems.

@aral Yeah, that sentence is always followed by some practical equivalent to "but".

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we value your privacy
which is why we monetize it

@garbados @aral we value your privacy.
that's why you should give it to us. it's best if we take care of it.

@daniel_bohrer
Train a Bullshit to English translation bot. Make it available as a browser plugin. Don't collect anonymous user data, just watch consciousness rise
@garbados @aral

@aral Oh, they *do* value it. By the megabyte.

@aral This brings me to something I've been saying for years:

If you need to boast about it in a commercial, it's just about certain that it's not true.

Red flags: High Quality, beat any price, fast, easy, The Perfect ________, etc.

@aral
The ones that do pop a "we respect your choice to activate the Do Not Track" thing

"We value your privacy!" how else could we get money for it when we sell it on?

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