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  1. Sep 2021
  2. Nov 2020
  3. Oct 2020
  4. Mar 2020
    1. The deceitful obfuscation of commercial intention certainly runs all the way through the data brokering and ad tech industries that sit behind much of the ‘free’ consumer Internet. Here consumers have plainly been kept in the dark so they cannot see and object to how their personal information is being handed around, sliced and diced, and used to try to manipulate them.
    2. From an ad tech perspective, the concern is that manipulation doesn’t work when it’s obvious. And the goal of targeted advertising is to manipulate people’s decisions based on intelligence about them gleaned via clandestine surveillance of their online activity (so inferring who they are via their data). This might be a purchase decision. Equally it might be a vote.
  5. Jan 2020
  6. Aug 2018
    1. When the process of the court is abused, the judges can and will intervene to stop it, if they can, before any harm is done.