Agreed. People are paranoid. Probably dont understand what tracking is really.
Anyone who has anything serious to hide will automatically go to great lengths
to conceal it.
Otherwise if you dont really care about a stranger seeing you walk down the street
Dont sweat it!
thanks, but I did find a way to ' opt out ' just don't check any boxes on set up, click continue. By not checking boxes you have opted out
This is great simple advice, it's how I and I'm sure most people think of it, " I've got nothing to hide, what do I care" is typically the way I think of it.
There seems to be only 2 ways Roku (or any other streaming devices which most important reason to exist is to gather info in the form of data on the slobs of the world) pays their own bills and profits. 1. What you "volunteer" when you sign up for the service (assuming you did not fall for some scammer) and 2. Your credit card/Paypal or some other means of e-money exchange Roku or the other services accepts.
I have my well guarded private life and more public life as Iona. I love Iona. She's everything that I wish to be, except she does not really exist legally or in real time Except in my heart of hearts.
My "credit" card is in reality, preloadable. That means most of the time it's empty (so completely worthless to the scammers & even the streaming world) and in someone else's name with their full permission-still all legal-to use as I see fit when I decide to put funds in it for specific online activities only that I choose to use.
So it's on the streaming world to figure out who or what Iona is really. Have fun. No one in real time has ever met that part of me that way. They cannot. She exist only in ones and zeros. She's already just pure data. Roku and the rest are welcome to gather anything on her. Be my guest. In that way, she pays most of the online streaming bills. I enjoy the benefits without giving up anything of my real self or my sensitive information.
I been doing this since the dawn of the Internet. I really adapted to this brave new world & protect the real ME. You can too.
I think the U.S. should adopt (as a minimum), the European policy that privacy comes first. At the very least, no tracking, no gathering of information should be the default.
Of course, when it comes to being sleazy and trying to steal all one's personal information, nothing comes close to Google ('Do Be Evil' is their policy now) and Facebook ("Always been evil").