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  1. Jul 2020
    1. I pretty much just use the free version, but since I was paid for Jury Duty, $5 by the way, I HAD to upgrade to the deluxe edition. which was $40. Not in total though, $40 for federal, for State, and for E-filing. That's $120, because of $5. Nice.
    2. I don't like the fact that turbo tax isn't actually free anymore. You have to pay in order to get more money back. I was told this time that I had no choice but to upgrade to deluxe otherwise they wouldn't be able to file some of my taxes because it's not covered under the free package, so I was going to lose out on over $300. I got charged for upgrading to deluxe, I got charged for filling with a state I don't live in and then I got charged more for having them take the money out of my tax refund. It's completely unfair that they're charging me extra money for paying with my own tax refund.
    3. I been using turbo tax for like 5 years now.. Every year the predatory UI gets worse and worse. It constantly badgers you for more service for simple returns, it locks you in to benefits when you are just trying to see if one tax stance is better than another, IT NEVER LETS you go back and undo any PRODUCTS unless you want to delete your whole return. I think part of my frustration is the terrible tax laws we have in this country but for petes sake if you cant let me add up itemized deductions and compare them to a standard deduction WITHOUT locking into a product, you honestly have a terrible product. Just be honest with your pricing instead of trying to trick people into these products and HOLDING THEIR HOURS OF CLERICAL WORK HOSTAGE. WHAT A JOKE.
    1. What I like most about Credit Karma Tax is that there is absolutely no up-sell. They either do it for free or they cannot do your returns at all. They don't play games where they take all your information and then tell you “oops, sorry, you have to pay to get that.”
  2. Mar 2020
    1. Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.

      They seem to claim (or hope that their description will make you think) that ‘NID’ is only used for storing preferences, but if you read further down, you see that it's also used for targeting.

      These should be separate cookies since they have separate purposes, and since under GPDR we have to get separate consent for each purpose of cookie.

    1. Earlier this year it began asking Europeans for consent to processing their selfies for facial recognition purposes — a highly controversial technology that regulatory intervention in the region had previously blocked. Yet now, as a consequence of Facebook’s confidence in crafting manipulative consent flows, it’s essentially figured out a way to circumvent EU citizens’ fundamental rights — by socially engineering Europeans to override their own best interests.
  3. Sep 2013
    1. But what is most ridiculous of all is that they distrust those from whom they are to get this money--they distrust, that is to say, the very men to whom they are about to deliver the science of just dealing--and they require that the fees advanced by their students be entrusted for safe keeping

      Second part of argument: I assume this argument stands on the normative that payment of services is due upon receipt and approval of the end product. If one asked for payment before delivery of items or services, it would be seen as an attempt to deceive.