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privacy policies written as:

"we respect your privacy and make sure to never share it with anyone else for any reason... except: analytics, ads, third party partners, to defend ourselves, whenever asked by police, anything else we feel like. But only with your permission (using this service is permission)"

@sirlan_ff00ff If a company's privacy policy has "we respect your privacy" in it, there's a 99% chance they do not.

@Mayana @sirlan_ff00ff earlier today I landed on some website that immediately popped up a "give us your e-mail address" field that was captioned "we won't bug you!" and, like, imagine being the VP of marketing or whatever and putting that on your website with a straight face

@Mayana @sirlan_ff00ff And if they say they want to use cookies or trackers to "improve your experience", chances are that they just copied that phrase from somewhere else and wouldn't even be able to explain *how* your experience is being "improved".

@sirlan_ff00ff it’s like companies saying their products are never tested on animals “except where mandatory by law”.

@sirlan_ff00ff “We respect your privacy, because we believe it's a fundamental human right, and that's why we give you control over your data. If you want to opt out of any data collection for any purposes we want, stop using our service or manually disable all our 100 data collection switches one by one.“

Company members internally: “we did it guys! Now we're privacy respecting!”

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