Originally posted by
Real Touch Michelle
What privacy issues are you speaking of? I understand that you dislike the product, but there are tens of thousands of men that are completely satisfied with the RealTouch and use it on a regular basis.
The privacy issues are mentioned, briefly, in my review that's located here - link
. One of these issues includes the fact that the RealTouch software application leaves traces of itself all over the system registry, including a link to the RealTouch web site.
I recently had a problem with a completely different software application and their tech support needed a system log. That log contained considerable information from the registry - INCLUDING information about the RealTouch. (Yes, I also looked at the log file.) Anyone who is even slightly computer literate can easily determine what the RealTouch is - just do a simple Google search to see what pops up (no pun intended) when "RealTouch" is used as the search term! It would take the average tech support person all of 30 seconds to do so.
Then there's the matter of connecting to the Real Touch web site, which must be done to watch most of the videos. There are several very serious privacy concerns with that, here are some of them:
1. Viewing the videos requires that you log into the web site - that, alone, provides considerable information about you, as well EXACTLY when you use the RealTouch, what you're viewing, how often you use it, how long you use it, what "flavor" of porn you view, etc., etc.
2. Every time you visit the RealTouch website, you also reveal your IP address (there may be some ways to get around that but the vast majority of users don't know how). Even so, because you have to log on, you're still revealing a lot of information.
3. By revealing your IP address, RealTouch is also able to identify other information about you: your location (usually down to the city level), your Internet service provider, and other information. IP addresses can be used to trace users down to the exact computer they were using. That is also VERY serious, especially considering what the RealTouch is
Another issue is that RealTouch leaves icons on your desktop (although these can be removed) where unwanted prying eyes can easily see (and may then question) what's installed.
BTW, I can't help but note that you mention that there are, "tens of thousands of men that are completely satisfied with the RealTouch and use it on a regular basis" - I think that's a very revealing comment! RealTouch KNOWS exactly when "tens of thousands of men" are using their product. RealTouch also knows: how often customers use it, how long they watch, what they're viewing, what rocks their boats, approximately how long - from start to finish - before that "big moment", and their location. RealTouch can also monitor the total number of men using the product at any point in time, what the busiest times for use are, if there are any "special days" or times that are extra busy, and lot's more!
I hope this helps and thanks for asking!