Since Google first pioneered the use of targeted advertising in the late 1990s, the phenomenon has gone unregulated – with potentially serious consequences. Nathalie Maréchal, a senior research fellow at Ranking Digital Rights, takes a look at the history of targeted advertising and its effects on journalism, society and democracy.
~12 min read · 224 saves · Jan 12th · Ben Thompson · The actions taken by Big Tech have a resonance that goes beyond the context of domestic U.S. politics. Even if they were right, they will still push the world to Internet 3.0.
5 min read · 80 saves · 2019-04-12 · When taken to task for spreading hateful, distorted, and false information, Mark Zuckerberg claims that the social network is a neutral platform, unmoored from the content it carries.
356 saves · From 2018 · Gizmodo Staff · The World Wide Web is officially old enough for us judge what it’s produced. That’s right, it’s time for the world to start building a canon of the most significant websites of all time, and the…