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July 12, 2017

See what the internet knows about you — then be afraid (VERY afraid)

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From the New York Times:

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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... and it's all being used to turn us into products.

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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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Everywhere we go online we're being tracked. Facebook, which probably knows you better than you know yourself, built its business around figuring you out. Here's how to see what it knows about you. Google, too, is built on selling you to advertisers. Here's how to see who it thinks you are.

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July 12, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


Comments

but do they know if your soul is dancing?

Posted by: Fritz | Jul 14, 2017 6:17:43 PM

Wowzers! It's one thing to accept the idea that everything I do online is knowable, it's another barrel of monkeys to see just how much of me is easily seen. Now, to do some updating of my security. Thanks Joe for being out there and still publishing great information.

Posted by: Matthew Penning | Jul 13, 2017 6:10:58 PM

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