Privacy is what the internet needs to survive

13/09/2023 | The Atlantic

In a recent article, Charlie Warzel of The Atlantic (£) discusses the issue of digital privacy in today's world of extensive data collection. With so much of our online activity being harvested for advertising purposes, it's easy to feel resigned to the loss of privacy. Warzel writes: "Once our information has been collected, it ricochets around a labyrinthine ad-tech ecosystem made up of thousands of companies that offer to make sense of, and serve hyper-targeted ads based on, it." In this way, our privacy is what the internet feeds on to survive.

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