Xbox Live about to become more than I bargained for.

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1 year ago#1
Microsoft is trying to persuade politicians to take out targeted ads on Xbox Live, Skype, MSN and other company platforms as midterm elections begin heating up around the country. To plug the idea, Microsoft officials handed out promotional materials Thursday at CPAC, the annual conference for conservatives.

It's the latest move by tech companies to seize a piece of the lucrative political ad market. The ads, which would appear on the Xbox Live dashboard and other Microsoft products, combine Microsoft user IDs and other public data to build a profile of Xbox users. Campaigns can then blast ads to selected demographic categories, or to specific congressional districts. And if the campaign brings its own list of voter e-mail addresses, Microsoft can match the additional data with individual customer accounts for even more accurate voter targeting.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/03/07/microsoft-is-using-your-data-to-target-political-ads-on-xbox-live/

I do NOT want to see this crap while I'm on my systems. /sigh
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1 year ago#2
Heathenutopia posted...
Microsoft is trying to persuade politicians to take out targeted ads on Xbox Live, Skype, MSN and other company platforms as midterm elections begin heating up around the country. To plug the idea, Microsoft officials handed out promotional materials Thursday at CPAC, the annual conference for conservatives.

It's the latest move by tech companies to seize a piece of the lucrative political ad market. The ads, which would appear on the Xbox Live dashboard and other Microsoft products, combine Microsoft user IDs and other public data to build a profile of Xbox users. Campaigns can then blast ads to selected demographic categories, or to specific congressional districts. And if the campaign brings its own list of voter e-mail addresses, Microsoft can match the additional data with individual customer accounts for even more accurate voter targeting.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/03/07/microsoft-is-using-your-data-to-target-political-ads-on-xbox-live/

I do NOT want to see this crap while I'm on my systems. /sigh


there could be an opt out. So best not to get all upset yet.
1 year ago#3
I'm voting for Obama again, so the adds don't even matter.
1 year ago#4
That's going to be a hard sell...


"Hey video game user... vote for *rich white sleazebag politician*. If elected, he will spend a good portion of his time blaming tragedies on video games and trying to get them all banned."
1 year ago#5
Ugh
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1 year ago#6
SaltyBotz posted...
I'm voting for Obama again, so the adds don't even matter.


Lol...good luck with that.
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1 year ago#7
Porunga posted...
That's going to be a hard sell...


"Hey video game user... vote for *rich white sleazebag politician*. If elected, he will spend a good portion of his time blaming tragedies on video games and trying to get them all banned."


Lol
1 year ago#8
SaltyBotz posted...
I'm voting for Obama again, so the adds don't even matter.


yeah he's not only the first black president but he's also the first one on track to serve a 3rd consecutive term, despite the little detail that no president is allowed to serve more than two consecutive terms...

not only that, but you gotta be old enough to vote anyway, son
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1 year ago#9
Porunga posted...
That's going to be a hard sell...


"Hey video game user... vote for *rich white sleazebag politician*. If elected, he will spend a good portion of his time blaming tragedies on video games and trying to get them all banned."


You just won the intenetz
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1 year ago#10
Snickleseed posted...
SaltyBotz posted...
I'm voting for Obama again, so the adds don't even matter.


yeah he's not only the first black president but he's also the first one on track to serve a 3rd consecutive term, despite the little detail that no president is allowed to serve more than two consecutive terms...

not only that, but you gotta be old enough to vote anyway, son


Actually that amendment is fairly new, FDR served three terms.
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