Originally Posted by patteeu
No, I'm not trying to argue. I was just making fun of your ridiculous post. It's such an improbable theory that even if someone really did say it on TV, no one with any common sense should have taken them seriously without compelling supporting evidence.
It's not improbable at all. Data like that is highly valued by all marketers and they'd love to get that kind of data. So I can see an incumbent using his advantages as an incumbent to use it. It's bound to happen, that's why it should never be allowed to be such a broad use. It will eventually get abused. You trust the state and politicians way too much to be considered a libertarian or conservative. You're very naive. Including about marketers.
I mean why do you think all those contests are being used by companies? To get your email to market to you. More data in a profile is always a plus. That's how Obama's campaign used it, to more easily target certain groups with certain promotions.
Makes total sense and highly probable.