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[–] frankenmine 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The Register isn't corrupt and shouldn't be archived. It deserves our support.

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[–] nonservator [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I archive everything, regardless of source. Anyone who wants to support the original is free to do so by clicking the easily accessible link in the archive.

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[–] LatoreCon 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

These fuckers need to be taken down. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. And with nepotism and those libfags getting in there... fuck that. OUT! OUT! OUT!

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[–] localhorse 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Settle down, ace

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[–] nonservator [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What’s changed is that the collection and use of this location data now appears to us to be much more aggressive. Google simply doesn’t care about being discreet any more. It doesn’t care that users might think it is creepy. But the historical records show that Google always was pretty hardcore about location data.

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The FCC has been formally regulating behavioural advertising since the 1990s. You’d think they’d be all over Google and Facebook, then, right? Actually, no. The FCC is now run by a former Obama fund-raiser, Tom Wheeler, and it can’t do enough for Silicon Valley, whether it's collectivising songwriters rights or disaggregating TV.