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3 Mar 2024
@dragonspit_publishing_dot_com:matrix.orgdragonspit_publishing_dot_comHi everyone. I appear to be getting targeted ads when I listen to Shortwave. How can I stop this?21:16:22
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑Shortwave only tunes in to existing stations21:17:11
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑I don't think they get any info back from you besides IP21:17:40
@dragonspit_publishing_dot_com:matrix.orgdragonspit_publishing_dot_com
In reply to @msandova:gnome.org
I don't think they get any info back from you besides IP
Well I tune into Russian and German stations and get ads in English. I also tuned into a station in Iowa and get ads from Florida.
21:19:03
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑I mean, those are radios. Unless I miss something, everyone hears the same21:19:31
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑Maybe Felix can shed some light, but I don't think they can do much and if they do, its unrelated to shortwave21:20:04
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑e.g. it would be the same as if you tuned from the web browser21:20:17
@dragonspit_publishing_dot_com:matrix.orgdragonspit_publishing_dot_com
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e.g. it would be the same as if you tuned from the web browser
So shouldn't ad blockers prevent targeted ads? I have them installed in my browser but I'm still getting the ads.
21:22:18
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑I cannot give you a good answer. Browsers normally have more info to leak21:26:08
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑but there are ad blockers21:26:17
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑here the app prob only gives IP (cant go around this) and maybe a string to identify the app maybe (I am just guessing this=21:27:17
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑 * here the app prob only gives IP (cant go around this) and maybe a string to identify the app maybe (I am just guessing this)21:27:19
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑
static USER_AGENT: Lazy<String> = Lazy::new(|| {
    format!(
        "{}/{}-{}",
        config::PKGNAME,
        config::VERSION,
        config::PROFILE
    )
});
21:27:45
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑shortwave-VERSION-release21:31:01
@dragonspit_publishing_dot_com:matrix.orgdragonspit_publishing_dot_com
In reply to @msandova:gnome.org
shortwave-VERSION-release
?
21:31:23
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑thats the user agent21:31:32
@dragonspit_publishing_dot_com:matrix.orgdragonspit_publishing_dot_comWhat is a user agent?21:31:47
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑its like the string that identifies the client21:32:02
@dragonspit_publishing_dot_com:matrix.orgdragonspit_publishing_dot_comI don't know what that is either. I was under the impression until a few days ago that an internet radio broadcast was like an actual radio broadcast, one directional. And I can't seem to find which stations do targeted ads until I hear one.21:33:56
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑I am under the same impression21:34:14
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑but theoretically, you can serve different content to different users21:34:34
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑given that the only info they have about you is your IP and that you use Shortwave, I don't think there much we can do.21:35:25
@dragonspit_publishing_dot_com:matrix.orgdragonspit_publishing_dot_com
In reply to @msandova:gnome.org
but theoretically, you can serve different content to different users
That is exactly the problem. I use Linux to get away from that.
21:36:24
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑 Its impossible to not leak a IP without a VPN 21:36:54
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑thats out of scope for the app21:37:01
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑if they have info about your IP is because other apps are leaking more info21:37:33
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑enough info to target ads I mean21:37:42
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑beyond just knowing in which city you are I mean21:38:14
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑because thats just public knowledge based on IP21:38:27
@msandova:gnome.orgMaximiliano 🥑 dragonspit_publishing_dot_com: anyways, if you care about these things get a VPN. Nothing else can save you from how the internet works 21:44:49

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