What’s the best email service that doesn’t scan emails for ad-targeting?

Jim doesn’t want his emails scanned for targeted ads, but while there are ways to avoid it, surveillance-based advertising is rife

What’s the best free email service provider that does not scan or use the data in your emails for advertising? Jim

Free email services are usually paid for by showing you advertisements. Some email services scan your emails in order to show you personalised or targeted ads. You could argue that that’s a benefit, because you’ll see ads in which you might have some interest. You could also argue that your emails are private, so it’s an invasion of privacy. Either way, it’s different from scanning your emails to stop viruses and phishing attempts, which nobody wants to stop.

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Facebook to start asking permission for facial recognition in GDPR push

Users will be asked to review information about targeted advertising but some say opting out is deliberately difficult

Facebook has started to seek explicit consent from users for targeted advertising, storage of sensitive information, and – for the first time in the EU – application of facial recognition technology as the European general data protection regulation is due to come into force in just over a month.

Although the company is only required to seek the new permissions in the European Union, it plans to roll them out to every Facebook user, no matter where they live. That follows chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s stated goal to apply the “spirit” of GDPR to worldwide.

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Facebook ad feature claims to predict user’s future behaviour

Social network criticised over feature that targets users who are likely to switch to an advertiser’s rival’s product

Facebook has been criticised for hiding an advertising product that claims to be able to predict users’ future behaviours and target messages at them in an attempt to alter those behaviours.

The product, named “loyalty prediction” by Facebook, is part of a suite of capabilities enabled by a machine learning-powered tool called FBLearner Flow. That tool was publicly introduced in 2016, but the advertising techniques it enables were only revealed in a pitch document leaked to the Intercept.

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Watch a Young Meghan Markle Star in a Tostitos Commercial From 2009

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, Time Meghan Markle may be living a real-life fairy tale engaged to Prince Harry now, but only a few years ago, she was just another actress hustling to make a living. When she was wasn’t unlocking briefcases for Howie Mandel on Deal Läs mer…

Did Facebook read my private emails? | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech At a time of great emotional pain, Charlotte Soares was confronted by pop-up adverts on Facebook for funeral organisers The news reminds me why I stopped using Facebook (Report, 22 March). Back in 2015-16 my mother was dying and Läs mer…