Monitored Interests

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Recently I’ve noticed just how personalized ads are on certain websites. I’ll be browsing Amazon for random products and when I switch pages, I see ads for Amazon adorned on the website’s sides. The more I’ve payed attention to this, the most terrifying it is. There has to be something, or someone, monitoring our activity in order to flood us with advertisements to buy more of a company’s products.

The main reason for this is that people, including myself, will carelessly agree to app or website terms and conditions. Rebecca Herold, CEO of the Privacy Professor, shares that “You’re leaving this huge cloud of data that’s just emanating out of your phone or device and going directly to those who want to sell you something,” As cumbersome as it is, it may be worth reading the terms and conditions if it infringes on your privacy.

I have yet to find a way to stop targeted advertisements, but at this moment in time I will just accept the fact that there may be some FBI agent chillin behind the screen of my laptop

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