Everybody knows they’re being followed online. The searches you make, the links you click, the emails you send, and even the porn you look at are all data points owned by the corporate entities you’ve signed away your life to. 

You don’t need to be worried about Angelina Jolie in a pixie haircut typing away furiously on a keyboard. You need to be worried about all the places you complicity allow into your life.

It takes just a few clicks and a short waiting period to gain access to the ads API on your choice of social platforms. Once in, you can query away to your heart’s content at the targeting data they make available. The data there ranges from “best guesses” to hard facts, and you’ve volunteered it to be used in exchange for the free services provided to you. 

The first thing you should know is that nothing is free. If someone offers you a free lunch, you should be as skeptical of them as Lady Diana was of Camilla Parker-Bowls when they met up for lunch before her wedding to Prince Charles.

There is always an ulterior motive. That goes for online services as much as it does for lunches with your betrothed’s ex. 

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