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.

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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