No one likes the feeling of being spied on and according to one woman, that’s exactly what happens whenever we’re using social media. 23-year-old Adelaide Bracey of Sydney, Australia is now warning people about a ‘creepy’ incident she recently had after chatting with a friend online.
According to Bracey, she felt horrified after seeing advertisements on Facebook about something she has only ever talked about – which is saunas.
She shared in an interview:
“I didn’t Google it — and then it comes up as an ad on my Facebook. It’s really creepy.
“I type something in once or search for something and it follows me for the next few days, and sometimes it comes up even when you haven’t Googled it, but if I’ve spoken about it with a friend.”
Ms Bracey actually isn’t the only one making claims that Facebook is indeed listening to user conversations. For example, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has long been questioning the method of how social media companies gather data from their users for the purpose of targeted marketing.
Rod Sims, chairman of ACCC, pointed out that most social media users will likely think twice about sharing their search history if they only knew how the data was being used.
“The data collected from consumers using (Google and Facebook) extends significantly beyond the data that users actively provide when using the digital platform services.”
Meanwhile, a Daily Mail report tells us that ad trackers are utilized to monitor the online behavior of users so that marketing companies can target the right people. We also learn that ACCC is “proposing to change the Privacy Act to create better control over how Google and Facebook can track and use internet data.”
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Eight-Year-Old Students To Be Told ‘Boys Can Have Periods Too’
What do you think about the new school guidelines?
Things are about to get just a little confusing in biology classrooms around the UK. Schools in Brighton are now teaching students as young as eight that people “of all genders” can have periods. The educational institution is also expected install sanitary waste disposal units in every toilet room.
Teachers have been issued guidelines in which they are told that they should avoid offending girls who identify themselves as boys. The teacher guidance states that trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods, and it guides teachers to teach their students that language about menstruation must be inclusive for everyone.
Sonic the Hedgehog’s New Look in First Official Live Action Poster is an Abomination
The 21st-century live action look of Sonic the Hedgehog is a far cry from the popular video game character of the 90s, that’s for sure.
A feature-length live action "Sonic the Hedgehog" will hit the theaters in November 2019 and Paramount Pictures offered an early teaser showing Sonic's new big-screen look for the first time. The first release, however, led to a full-blown drama after the fans reacted in unexpected ways.
Sonic is best known as the mascot of Sega in the 90s. While he has not seen new releases in the past decade, multiple cartoon spin-off and games were created nearly every year.This year, a live action movie is in its post-production works and the release of the first posters resulted in a rather interesting reaction, ranging from shock to horror.
Nurse Offers Interesting Solution For Parents Who Don’t Want To Vaccinate Their Kids
“Yes, we tell you to get vaccinated to protect yourself, but it’s so much bigger than that.”
Vaccination continues to be a major issue for parents and medical professionals. Some people still refuse to vaccinate their children due to myths about vaccines. To prove a point, one nurse decided to offer a solution for those who are wary of vaccination. Her post has since gone viral for interesting reasons.
Meggy Doodle is a nurse in Monterey, California. Frustrated with people insisting that vaccination is just a scam, Doodle decided to give skeptics another option. She wrote that anyone who doesn't trust doctors to vaccinate their children should consider not going to the hospital for other medical reasons.
This nurse isn't impressed with your argument for refusing vaccination.
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