Let starts with some good news, sort of.
Netflix hiring people to watch, categorize and rate their shows.
Sounds good. But you have to live in L-A. Then why make a big deal out of it Netflix?
Twenty advocacy groups filed a complaint with the FTC for allegedly violating the Child Online Privacy Protection Act.
The groups claiming YouTube collected data on 23-million children.
The groups want the Tube fined 41-thousand-dollars for each violation.
YouTube says it’s service is not for anyone under age 13, but its easy for a child to sign up.
YouTube’s owner Google catching heat for data collecting.
Google collects massive amounts of data on it’s users. Its to create a detailed consumer profile of you.
Google says they protect your personal information, identity, email address and social security number.
“Everyday data makes our services work better for you. Its personal, that’s why we protect your data.”
They do share anonymous info about you with third parties. Advertisers.
There are things you can do. Go to “My Account” and follow the steps on controlling your privacy settings.
Google is not alone. Apple tracks you through iPhone, but doesn’t sell the info.
Every website and app tracking your data has a way to opt out of sharing.
Do your homework.
Twitter not escaping the spotlight.
Pew Research finds the Twitter-verse rampant with ‘bots.’
Automated accounts – not humans – posting content and interacting with humans.
The study found tweeted links to 23-hundred websites were most likely shared by bots nearly two-thirds of the time.
It appears a small number of bots are responsible for sharing links to prominent news and media sites.
Its not known if the bots are controlled from outside the U-S.