Sadly WhatsApp will start sharing your account information with Facebook. You can’t prevent Facebook getting the data, you can only opt-out of them using it for ads.
Surprise: heavy use of social media is highly correlated with depression (actual study). o.O But they’re not yet sure which is the cause and which is the effect. They provide arguments for both.
Facebook started targeting ads based on its perception of a person’s race or ethnicity, but just to be safe without actually taking into account their race or ethnicity. The magic PR BS word they invented for it is “ethnic affinity.”
They want to monetize every aspect of your identity, whether that’s an ethnic affiliation or a preference for bean thread noodles.
The problem is that profiling somebody’s ethnic affinities has a lot more cultural baggage attached to it—to say the least—than profiling somebody’s taste in restaurants. And that’s why Facebook’s multicultural targeting scheme is getting a lot more pushback than the company bargained for.
In Q4 2015 Facebook seems to have doubled their profits by increasing ads by 29% (Source German).
Oh, so much “relevant” “content”, I’m impressed.
So wahr 😂 … WhatsApp hat so einige Teile meiner Familie digitalisiert, die sich davor sehr schwer damit getan haben.
“Smart Reply” … Google making your conversations more dynamic and fun by taking you out of the loop little by little.