Just so you guys know, steam actively monitors what you play and what you say when its service is active on your system. I recently have installed an old game of mine that I had a physical disk laying around for which is the classic gem, Return to Castle Wolfenstein. I've almost beaten the game and I am on the second to last level before the end boss. I browsed the steam store today and low and behold 70% of all the recomended games are WW2 shooters, the first recommendation is none other than RTCW. That wasn't the scariest offender. I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about how much fun we used to have playing Jedi Academy online back in the day. We talked about this game mid way through our hour long conversation. The next time I opened my steam up, the first recommendation was for Jedi Academy and then numerous other Star Wars titles.
What I'm saying is even the companies we have come to assume to be on our side are data mining parasites because the entire monetary model for online profitability lies in mining your data and knowing everything you do.
I understand the listening in on steam app voice chats but to monitor my active tasks and services on my machine for games and then pitch me ads for games is nothing short of a violation of my 4th amendment rights by a fascist piece of shit company that wants to suck my wallet dry instead of my cock.
This shit needs to stop. I know a boycott of steam will never even remotely happen in my lifetime but you guys should know that not only is google, microsoft, facebook, the FBI, CIA, NSA, and the DOJ listening and gathering data but the fat bastard at valve software as well.