Signal's BRILLIANT Ad Campaign
When we think about how Facebook and Instagram target ads towards us, we typically think of cold, clinical terms like “metadata”, “abstract analytics” or “the algorithm”. And whether you like targeted ads or find them uncomfortable, I’d bet almost no one gives enough thought to JUST how personal the ads we see are.
In their most recent ad campaign, renowned private messaging app, Signal, exposed how social media companies “...collect everything they can from you, in order to sell visibility into your life,” and it is WAY creepier than ever you ever thought possible.
Your privacy is of the utmost importance! Switch to a secure messaging app like Signal where possible, and use app extensions like Facebook Container on Firefox, or similar settings on Brave, to keep the algorithm from invading your private life!
Original article by junh3, posted on Signal's blog:
Edited by Lee Rennie
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Permanent Record - Edward Snowden
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State - Glenn Greenwald
What has the government done to our money - Rothbard
Naomi's Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!
Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076
USB-C to ethernet adapter:
Lightening to ethernet adapter:
Faraday bag wallet (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, and phone)
Data Blocker (if you're charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)
Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe!)
Phone privacy screen (don't let people in public see your private data)
Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)
Privacy Tip: Don't use wifi, and if you must, append the tag ‘_nomap’ or ‘_optout’ to your SSID to stop other websites tracking your location.