Don’t forget that your phone number is correlated with your location data – as are those who are in discernable geotempopral patterns you share..
Social graphs are constantly updated and never deleted with all the identities you have ever communicated with (and their geotempopral patterns)..
Farcebook and the rest of the FAANG do business with sleazy data slurpers to match these patterns to any and all data they can get from the real world..
These profiles are then used to create shadow profiles on people who aren’t even on their platforms..
Then companies, politicians and worse can buy real time information about how their advertising, propaganda, etc affect those around you in real life and real time..
These behavior analytics – including the shadow profiles of those not on the platform – can be used by others to decide on things that impact your real life – without your knowledge or consent..
“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.” – Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick wasn’t so much a science fiction writer as a future realism writer..
September 20, 2017