5) Think You Can Live "Under the Radar?" Better Leave Social Networking

…because your social networking is creating a HUGE footprint for those who want to predict what you would buy, say, or do. In fact, a recent study (2017, actually; it’s probably even worse now) established that your social networking footprint can help big-data experts predict with as high as a 95% accuracy rate exactly what you’re up to. If you were thinking of staying under the radar, maybe better go low-key on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. : )

 

arxiv.org/abs/1708.04575v1

 

(Thanks Greg.)

One Response to 5) Think You Can Live "Under the Radar?" Better Leave Social Networking
  1. zeon Reply

    But it’s harder to go under the radar than you think.

    Consider this experiment in trying total disconnects from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple: https://gizmodo.com/c/goodbye-big-five

    [ probably worth a stand-alone article in Brigada, but I’m putting it here, as a related reply… ]

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