Monday, July 3, 2017

How to See What the Internet Knows About You (And How to Stop It); New York Times, July 3, 2017

Tim Herrera, New York Times; How to See What the Internet Knows About You (And How to Stop It)

"The relentlessly unyielding (but highly profitable) personalization of the products and services we use is getting deeper and creepier than ever. This type of data is incredibly valuable, we’re producing a ton of it every day, and it’s all being used to turn us into products. As one Facebook developer famously said: “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.”

Let’s go down this rabbit hole. Start with this neat and medium-scary site, which our friends at Gizmodo flagged, that shows you everything your browser knows about you the second you open it. Here’s another one."

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