All the Ways Google Tracks You—And How to Stop It — on Wired
My husband got this ad on Instagram this morning. It is the VERY pot of ice cream, the VERY flavour that we bought yesterday afternoon on a whim and ate at the end of our dinner.
How can you reach this level of accuracy in targeting without actively spying on your users? It's making us freaking out right now... What could be the weak link that makes it possible to match our grocery purchases with a profile? How much data do they own?
Amazon's warehouse-worker tracking system can automatically pick people to fire without a human supervisor's involvement.
Amazon employs a system that not only tracks warehouse workers' productivity but also can automatically generate the paperwork to fire them for failing to meet expectations.
They confirmed that it fired hundreds of people for productivity reasons in just one facility over one year's time.
An important day for our freedom to organize freely without being spied on: @Framasoft has just launched their crowdfunding campaign to develop @mobilizon a decentralized and federated platform for event organization
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"How to do nothing" — a take on the Attention Economy, social media's planned addictiveness and how to reclaim your attention on your own terms, by Jenny Odell.
Book out on April 9 https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/how-to-do-nothing/
"We cannot start out by building the iPad Pro of the peer-to-peer, free and open Internet. We must build the scrappy Apple computers in the suitcases first. And yet, all the while, we must never forget what our ultimate goal is."
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