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THE TRUTH ABOUT TARGETED ADS
THE DARK SIDE OF DIVULGING YOUR DATA
The rise of targeted advertising during the 21st century underlines how much our expectations of privacy have changed.
Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to feel like your in-person conversations are being listened into – especially when you find yourself bombarded with scarily specific adverts. You know, like that outdoor pizza oven you were discussing with your sister-in-law last weekend?
We’re quick to suspect the microphone we carry around in our pockets, but the reality is much more complicated than that - and far more alarming…
The terrifying truth is we so freely volunteer personal data about our tastes, movements and interactions to Facebook and the like, that we’ve made tapping our phones entirely unnecessary!