Tech

Why Collaborative Filtering Is Putting You In a Bubble

Popular websites and internet companies, like Amazon, Netflix and Facebook, use collaborative filtering to make recommendations to users about what they may be interested in. Collaborative filtering is what lets Amazon recommend other products, Netflix recommend new shows or movies, and how Facebook determines which posts you see in your News Feed. What is Collaborative Filtering?…

Privacy

How To Be Invisible on Facebook

While Facebook is a way to share photos and other posts with your friends, you may want to keep your posts private from certain people. If you don’t want your co-workers, ex-boyfriends, etc. to find you on Facebook you can take these steps to make yourself “invisible”. If you’re concerned with Facebook tracking your information…

Tech

Best Firefox Privacy Add-Ons

Contents Privacy Badger uBlock Origin LessPass Cookie AutoDelete HTTPS Everywhere Decentraleyes uMatrix Search Encrypt TrackMeNot NoScript Security Suite Privacy Badger Privacy Badger is a tracker blocker that learns which trackers to block. Rather than maintaining a blacklist of “tracking” domains, Privacy Badger watches which domains follow you from site to site and blocks them once…

Tech

What Is Facial Recognition?

Government agencies around the world have started experimenting with using facial recognition technology in their surveillance and security efforts. While this surveillance may seem concerning, perhaps even more scary is that marketers are also using facial recognition data for identifying and tracking their customers. Companies spent $3.35 billion on facial recognition technology in 2016. That…