Okay… Just when you think you can sit quietly in your own home and enjoy an hour or two of poker… The poker data syphoners are sucking the tournament results out, compiling the information, building profiles and creating stats for all the poker players they can.
This may be okay and even helpful for “real” players, but, for a beginner like me… I think it is disgusting. There is no need for anyone other than me and PokerStars to know what I do with my time, how little I spend, how infrequently I win. Of course, I’m working on improving my skills, but, even when that happens, it is no one’s business but my own.
I am in communication with PokerStars now to find out what they are doing to preclude the automated programs from syphoning the data. I’ll let you know when I have an answer.
PokerStars gave me a list of “compliant” websites – websites that have an “opt out” option for players like myself who don’t wish to be included. Okay… so the first site I go to… NOOOO opt out option “at this time”.
I’m not on the circuit. I’m not a celebrity. My information should be kept private!
What’s your opinion?