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15 November, Friday


The creepy way Facebook and Amazon profit off our private data

Shoshana Zuboff, the author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” discusses how tech companies harvest our thoughts, preferences and behaviors.

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Our lives and habits are being tracked. Every time we tap in a Google search, every time we click “Like” on Facebook and every time we make an Amazon purchase, we are giving away information about ourselves: our thoughts, our preferences, our behaviors.
 
We are providing data that can be packaged up and sold to companies, which then use that data to try to modify our behavior and steer us toward buying their products and services.

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