ERRATA: psychotic disorders of (few) web market operators and privacy less valued than pizza

Giovanni Biscuolo g at
Sun Nov 26 18:43:17 UTC 2017

Hi Duncan,

* Duncan [2017-11-26 00:35:00 +0000]:

>I do not think it's appropriate to speculate on the mental health of

thank you for you comment, you made me realize I made a bad mistake!

I did never (ever!) intend to be personal but sometimes my approximate use
of language make me dramatically fail

*** so my apologies to all of you! ***

I should have used the term "companies" and _not_ "market operators", sorry

so when reading my previous message please substitute "market operators"
with "companies"

for sure by using the term "psychotic disorder" I was *not politically
correct*, but I made it on purpose: I wanted to provoke _scandal_

mine was a rhetorical hyperbole, let me put this way:
*if* one those few companies where a person - e.g. an husband pretending to
track her wife in a *similar way*, even if his justification would be
to keep her safe from potential web stalkers or similar kind of threats 
- I believe that a similar behavior would be considered a psychotic disorder
by a specialist (IANAP); it would also be an illegal practice (IANAL)

if you like a more politically correct interpretation, I find the behavior
of the few companies that market such an insane user tracking method is
antisocial and against every constitutional principle; it will also be an
illegal practice (GDPR)

please also consider that I'm a (tiny) web market operator too, and I _love_
to make business with the web: given GDPR soon my competitors using those
methods will be **unfair competitors**; they will also be outlaw :-)

again, my apologies for I have been _unintentionally_ personal

I know well that people marketing this tracking practice are not psychotic,
they are simply greedy and for that they want excessive control over the
users of their customers

«Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice
the log that is in [their] eye?» (Matthew 7:3-5)


Giovanni Biscuolo
Xelera - IT infrastructures

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