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Have you noticed what kinds of adverts and information appear when you're online? Are you happy with this?

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Kostantinus 26 February, 2021 - 08:58

I notice all kinds of adverts every day, but I don't care it. Sometimes it can be quite useful, sometimes annoying. Nowadays all people are surrounded by adverts everywhere so you shouldn't be nervous about it. Just ignore it, if you don't need it.

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amartin 30 April, 2020 - 11:43

Yes, I have. But I have to say, that, in my ipinion, it can be very useful to find the information you are looking for.

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amartin 25 April, 2020 - 17:29

Well, I really have noticed it, and I don't mind it, because the advertisement that usually appear in my newsfeed are things that I like.

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Askar100 21 April, 2019 - 08:07

I think nowadays many people know or suspect about it. And maybe all our Internet life under control, maybe after 100 years people will be under more strong control because of new technology. Is it good or bad I think the time will show us!

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Dreamyoverflow 28 August, 2018 - 21:23

Regarding the question adverts have been showing up on my internet browser and it is really disturbing and distracting because I can not focus when I am doing my homework on the computer if I constantly see adverts about shoes I wanted to buy.

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SweetCandy26 29 August, 2017 - 11:22

Once happened that an ad in my phone has a mobile tracker so it was tracking a virus, including watching my photos, videos, my messages... But I've restarted my phone and gave it to the man who works for these problems so he fixed that, thank God.

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SweetCandy26 29 August, 2017 - 11:18

Yes, and I am not happy about it. Many of them are about how to earn bucks at home for one week (it's just a lie, I know), sometimes about FB, and sometimes about Twitter. And that is so irritating!

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javi8 14 December, 2016 - 00:38

According to the question, I've noticed that in the adverts appear to me watches, cothes and so on. I'm not really happy because it is very heavy.

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MyAnh 12 July, 2016 - 08:47

Yes. I've noticed some kinds of adverts and information appear when I'm online so many times. Sometimes I am attracted to them. But every now and then I don't feel pleased with them because they prevent me from working in the Internet.

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