Kendo - 1:41 am on Oct 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
I long for the days of freedom we used to have.
What makes you think that it has changed over time at all? In fact today there are more and more free services available for creating false identities and anonynously spamming than ever before.
The only thing that has changed is that more people are whining about it. Now they can blog about it, tweet about and FB about it. Cookies and history have always been used for catering to "taste"... just like CSS is modified to suit screen size.
if you're searching for dog food and then you go to a site about fashion and blam, there are dog food ads all over the fashion site
There is not a lot different about this now and what it was like 10 years ago. What may have increased is the use of pachet-sniffing by the authorities to trigger alarms about persons and behaviour of interest.