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They're not selling your data. It's much worse...

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A great explanation of real time bidding and how your personal information does get shared by google (and many others) with thousands of third-parties, some in China and Russia. Whatever sneaky language they use to reassure you, this is the reality of the online advertising world.

Added on the 29th of May, 2022 Details

The scourge of data brokers.

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If you haven't seen it yet, this segment from John Oliver about data brokers is worth a watch, particularly the magnificent ending.

Added on the 17th of April, 2022 Details

The pickup-truck emoji, brought to you by Ford.

Even the simple emoji has been infiltrated by corporate interests. It's depressing.

Linked on the 19th of July, 2019 Details

Please Stop Using Adblock (But Not Why You Think)

Use an ad blocker, just not this one.
Linked on the 5th of May, 2018 Details

How Trump Conquered Facebook—Without Russian Ads

Trump got a better deal because his team went for click-bait and the facebook algorithms love that.
Linked on the 25th of February, 2018 Details

Now even YouTube serves ads with CPU-draining cryptocurrency miners

Yet another reason to make sure you’re running an ad blocker.
Linked on the 27th of January, 2018 Details