So now on some websites if you click that do not sell my data cookie link, they send you to a page that asks for your name, email, state of residence, etc. before they “agree” to “not sell your data”

Is this a fucking joke?

When people make laws, why don’t they just outright ban collecting data rather than just allowing people to build human herding websites that trick people into giving more info when users try to opt out.

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    The CCPA took everything dumb and vague about GDPR and made it worse. They're just preparing to conveniently lose a database of people who don't want their data sold.
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    @SortOfTested I usually browse with javascript and cookies disabled. A lot of websites don’t work, but if they don’t work with my settings they usually don’t have anything worth reading
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    it's because political compromise doesn't have anything to do with meeting in the middle to agree on something. It it involves creating loopholes so that certain opposing constituencies can continue to operate in somewhat the same fashion that they're used to.
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    @FrodoSwaggins I'm even styling <noscript> messages so that they blend in nicely and show up exactly where a feature is not working without JS.

    Plus that it's is partially done in HTML/CSS so that the user gets an idea of what's there, but it looks deliberately incomplete to also visually convey that it doesn't work. JS triggering buttons are set to "disabled" in the markup and only enabled via JS so that Noscript users won't waste their time clicking buttons that cannot work.

    I also make sure that the main navigation doesn't require JS.
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    It's because the ones that make laws are very old people that don't even understand the internet or what is it for. The government should retire them earlier because clearly, those people don't know what they are doing. But it is impossible unless they are willing to retire the whole government personnel.
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    @Fast-Nop you know if you ever did want to use a framework, I know just the one you should try 😶
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    @Fast-Nop praise to you, I wish more people did this.
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    @Fast-Nop You are a hero among men.
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