Everything the Internet Knows About You

The internet is broken now that it has become a well-oiled tool for advertising, but you can push back a little


Sat, Jul 8th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

If you're curious as to much how information a website can gather about you simply by visiting it, take a look at either webkay or click click click and see what your browser can reveal about you. If it creeps you out and want to stop it, it can be done, but it involves a lot of work on a lot of sites. Good luck.

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.”



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