Data Privacy After All

Digital advertising has taken over the advertising world. What was once simple newspaper ads, and billboards has now turned in to tracking our personal data for tailored digital ads. Apple and Google has reinvented ways to keep users privacy protected while still allowing ads. “It kind of feels like you’re being tracked, and that’s becauseContinue reading “Data Privacy After All”

How does “The Social Dilemma” documentary discuss the algorithms used to target ads and encourage user behavior?

“The most important documentary of our time.” https://theconversation.com/netflixs-the-social-dilemma-highlights-the-problem-with-social-media-but-whats-the-solution-147351 Netlfix’s The Social Dilemma The Social Dilemma highlights the many issues within our society today and its use of social media. It focuses on how big social media companies manipulate their users with the use of algorithims that keep their users coming back and even sometimes resultContinue reading “How does “The Social Dilemma” documentary discuss the algorithms used to target ads and encourage user behavior?”

Surveillance Capitalism: Your Private Data is Facebook & Google’s Marketing Tool

There is this misconception when it comes to targeted ads and personalized services. Many of us actually enjoy when a targeted ad shows up on Instagram suggesting that we buy the cute top we were eying or find the new sporting equipment we were researching on the side of our search engine. We make jokesContinue reading “Surveillance Capitalism: Your Private Data is Facebook & Google’s Marketing Tool”