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TOPIC: The Internet is creepy

The Internet is creepy 17 Oct 2016 21:42 #10622

  • steffani.o
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So I recently bought my mom a refrigerator and I bought an iRig to tune my bass with my house from the same store. I logged in to here and the first thing that pops out on the side is an ad for the website showing me the prices for the refrigerator and the iRig. This isn’t the first time this happens. I’ve been looking into buying a house and I was scrolling through Instagram the night after and there is a “post” which is an ad for Zillow of a house in the area that I’ve been looking for in the price range I want. If they show me things like this because they know what I have seen and have access to my search history why do they keep playing Ouija board ads on YouTube videos I watch. I hate scary movies and thats all that is played before I watch a video. I find it EXTREMELY creepy that everything we do is being watched. Every conversation we have is being monitored, every tweet and instagram post is being seen by someone. How can humans have such control that everything people do and say is no longer a secret ?!?
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The Internet is creepy 18 Oct 2016 12:50 #10631

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I'm not sure if eery tweet and Instagram post we put online is necessarily being looked at by someone specifically monitoring it. I think that it's more along the lines of an algorithm or code that figures out what we like and generates relevant ads. While the general privacy issue concerns me a little, I'm not doing anything suspicious and having ads tailored toward my actual liking is preferred in my opinion over random ads. If you really dislike having a lack of privacy, check out this website.
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