• slazer2au
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    1029 months ago

    What else did you expect from Meta?

    Vacuum up all data, categories it and let advertisers pay to target those demographics.

  • rynzcycle
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    809 months ago

    I especially love the “other data”… What the hell else is there?!

    • @dan1101@lemmy.world
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      299 months ago

      Also “Sensitive info”, what is that? Fingerprints, social security number, and penis size?

      • ultratiem
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        219 months ago

        Apple lists the following:

        “Such as racial or ethnic data, sexual orientation, pregnancy or childbirth information, disability, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, political opinion, genetic information, or biometric data”

        Biometric data is a bit scary.

        • @Tangent5280@lemmy.world
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          49 months ago

          Trade union membership, Political opinion, genetic information - scary shit for a corporation to have, and all of it in service of greed.

        • Altima NEO
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          9 months ago

          They probably know if you have a Costco card or not and that you ate the whole box of muffins even though you said you were only having one

          • Boz (he/him)
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            19 months ago

            If you have a smart light bulb or thermostat you control through your phone, they probably know when you went to bed last night, and approximately what your electric bill was last month–unless you get electric bills by email, in which case they might know exactly what your electric bill was last month.

        • @Tangent5280@lemmy.world
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          39 months ago

          Rotation data? System volume? Why? What use could they have from knowing rotation data? What’s the endgame to these seemingly irrelevant data points? This stuff is so scary, at some point they’ll know what you’re thinking before you’ve thought it in the first place.

  • @Tixanou@lemmy.world
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    619 months ago

    I always find it funny that meta and google collect all your data for ads, but I’ve never seen an ad that I was interested in

      • @rustyricotta@lemmy.ml
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        109 months ago

        I feel the same. But I would guess that consciously it not, we are now more aware/knowledgeable of a product’s existence because we came across an ad.

        I think children are WAY more susceptible to add though. So many times I have seen my nieces and nephews playing free games on their tablet and just completely watch the video ad that interrupts the game. Kids are like sponges, just soaking everything up.

        There’s gotta be some studies somewhere on the subconscious effects of advertisements.

      • ultratiem
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        89 months ago

        Depends how they are delivered. Social media posts are bad because they look like posts (with a tiny “promoted” badge somewhere) so those get me for a split second.

        But I’m an avoid ad at all costs kinda person.

        • @stebo02@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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          29 months ago

          I know exactly what you mean and those promoted posts used to get my attention until I saw the “promoted” tag. However at some point I started automatically scrolling by these kind of post. It’s as if I developed an algorithm in my head to quickly detect and ignore them.

      • @oblique_strategies@lemmy.world
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        59 months ago

        Yes, unconsciously, we are all subject to the influence of advertising and manipulation of information even if we think we are consciously aware of it and try to avoid it. Others around us are, and they influence us, culture dictates norms and communicates through overt and symbolic language. It impacts our decision making processes. Advertisers know this and have leveraged this since the creation of that field.

        Here’s a fun piece by Adam Curtis about the origin of PR, advertising, and its roots in psychology at the turn of the 20th Century: The Century of the Self . I think folks here will enjoy it considering why we left Reddit :)