Time for that second cup of coffee....
While many sites engage in profiling and tracking for legitimate purposes
There's no such thing as legitimate tracking
to halt the rise of adblocking services by addressing common reader annoyances such as excessive tracking.
Contrary to what the advertising industry is trying to imply with weasel words here, there is no such thing as "reasonable" tracking.
All tracking is excessive.
but it’s not easy to lose some great members of the Groupon family
Detestable corporate jargon. Your employer is not your family.
by WaffleMonster (969671) Alter Relationship on 1:48 Tuesday 05 May 2015 (#49617147)
As Heinlein famously put it in his The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (and he was just echoing the sentiment), There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch -- or in this case, a free app.
Ms. Carnegie said it was up to the government to create a different system, which the company would then abide by."
In other words: "if you lower your taxes to a number that we like, we might consider paying them".
Must be nice being a multinational corporation, getting to chose how much taxes you pay and where you pay them...
Meanwhile in the real world, people go broke (no more jobs... sorry), small and medium-sized businesses go broke (can't compete with Amazon? Too bad), local governments and states go broke (not enough revenue? Your taxes are too high, just lower them so you can compete with the 0% rate in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates).
The system works.