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Measuring the “Filter Bubble”: How Google is influencing what you click

Posted by in Commentary, politics, Rights

Dax the duck 4 Dec 2018 DuckDuckGo Blog Over the years, there has been considerable discussion of Google’s “filter bubble” problem. Put simply, it’s the manipulation of your search results based on your personal data. In practice this means links are moved up or down or added to your Google search results, necessitating the filtering of other search results altogether. These editorialized results are informed by the personal information Google has on you (like your search, browsing, and purchase history), and puts you in a bubblebased on what Google’s algorithms think you’re most likely to click on. The…read more

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret

Posted by in Rights

Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is. By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DeVRIES, NATASHA SINGER, MICHAEL H. KELLER and AARON KROLIK The millions of dots on the map trace highways, side streets and bike trails — each one following the path of an anonymous cellphone user. One path tracks someone from a home outside Newark to a nearby Planned Parenthood, remaining there for more than an hour. Another represents a person who travels with the mayor of…read more

On Jayme Closs And All The Men Angry At The Gillette Ad

Posted by in Commentary, Rights, Violence

By Amy MonticelloJanuary 16, 2019 I am scared of erecting a wall of arrogance by telling myself that I will raise my daughter to be stronger than a man with a gun who is hell-bent on taking her, who has thought of nothing else but taking her no matter how hard I hold on to her in the bathtub. The detail of Jayme Closs’ abduction that will stay with me forever is the image of Denise Closs, Jayme’s mother, holding her 13-year-old daughter in the bathtub. Outside, Jake Thomas Patterson slams…read more