Tuesday, 3 April 2018

I Swear That I Am Not Collecting Anyone’s Data

In the light of all of this “Mass Data Collection” scandal, I thought that I would point out that little old me, running this blog, is not collecting anyone’s data.

Seriously, I don’t even know how many people actually read this blog, or from what country. 

I have a good bet that there are some Canadians and Americans, but that’s only because . . . you know . . . I have chatted with them. 

(Then again, everyone could be Russian bots).

The point is, the point of this blog is to just put out there my experiences and what has worked (and perhaps most importantly) what hasn’t worked being an Urban Nomad.

I have toyed with the idea of turning the blog address (www.theurbannomads.ca) into a homepage of sorts for those living this lifestyle to gather together, share stories, ideas and experiences about this lifestyle . . . but that sounded like a lot of work . . . and expense. 

I will admit that I have looked for some sort of third-party phone operating system that I could load on my android phone so as to stop a certain “lettered” company from knowing my every move and bowl movement. 

Then there is the desire to find a web search engine and social media platform that doesn’t track my every search and movement online. 

I am tired of being constantly watched and marketed to. We are all getting pretty good at ignoring the ads and spotting the inflammatory propaganda dropped into out newsfeeds. 

I, for one, chuckle at the general notion of “well, you’re out there online, so you did this to yourself by living in a digital world that tracks everything, you only have yourself to blame.” 

My official response I cannot post in public, but suffice it to say, I reject that notion. 

Yet, take heart, folks, I am not collecting your data, other than a name or two that I recognize as I say hi. (but that is only in my mind and memory).

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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