Ghost in the shell cyberbrain

Excellent Medium article on some behind the scenes data science, and how Cambridge Anylitica (now renamed as Emerdata Ltd.) used behavioral profiling, ad micro-targeting via Facebook, and AI to win elections and influence opinions and politics worldwide.

medium.com/join-scout/the-rise-of-the-weaponized-ai-propaganda-machine

The best way to thwart these kind of systems is to use an open source browser like Firefox, and use addons such as:

Also, it’s worth going into your settings on your Google account and turning off personalized ads and location data collection, especially if you have an Android phone.

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