Facebook has claimed that users already have extensive control over what information is made available to advertisers, but that’s not entirely true. When I asked the company last year about whether it used shadow contact information for ads, it gave me inaccurate information, and it hadn’t made the practice clear in its extensive messaging to users about ads. It took academic researchers performing tests for months to unearth the truth. People are increasingly paranoid about the creepy accuracy of the ads they see online and don’t understand where the information is coming from that leads to that accuracy. It seems that, when it came to this particular practice, Facebook wanted to keep its users in the dark.
- What It’s Like to Quit Social Media as a Teenager in 2018
- Here’s How To Plug One Of The Biggest Privacy Holes In The Internet
- Bruce Schneier on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica
- It’s time to rebuild the web – The web was never supposed to be a few walled gardens of concentrated content owned by a few major publishers; it was supposed to be a cacophony of different sites and voices.
- Sorry for the Delayed Response
If this is the state-of-the-art of the technology for consumer’s devices, God please save
me us from it…
[Thanks Giacomo for sharing this with me!]