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Your digital identity has three layers, and you can only protect one of them


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"Your online profile is less a reflection of you than a caricature.

Whether you like it or not, commercial and public actors tend to trust the string of 1s and 0s that represent you more than the story you tell them. When filing a credit application at a bank or being recruited for a job, your social network, credit-card history, and postal address can be viewed as immutable facts more credible than your opinion.

But your online profile is not always built on facts. It is shaped by technology companies and advertisers who make key decisions based on their interpretation of seemingly benign data points: what movies you choose to watch, the time of day you tweet, or how long you take to click on a cat video.

Many decisions that affect your life are now dictated by the interpretation of your data profile rather than personal interactions. And it’s not just about advertising banners influencing the brand of the soap you buy—the same mechanics of profiling users and targeting messages apply to political campaigns and visa applications as much as supermarket metrics. When advertising looks like news and news look like entertainment, all types of content are profiled on the basis of your data.

So what story does your data tell about you?"

The full article is here: https://qz.com/1525661/your-digital-identity-has-three-layers-and-you-can-only-protect-one-of-them/?utm_medium=10today.ad1.20190129.421.1&utm_source=email&utm_content=article&utm_campaign=10-for-today---4.0-styling

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Ray,

YW! Read this one that just came in:

Ransomware warning: A global attack could cause $200bn in damage - and we're just not ready

WannaCry and NotPetya just scratched the surface of the damage ransomware could do. This gloomy scenario looks at what could really go wrong.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-warning-a-global-attack-could-cause-200bn-in-damage-and-were-just-not-ready/

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3 hours ago, RV_ said:

"Your online profile is less a reflection of you than a caricature.

Whether you like it or not, commercial and public actors tend to trust the string of 1s and 0s that represent you more than the story you tell them. When filing a credit application at a bank or being recruited for a job, your social network, credit-card history, and postal address can be viewed as immutable facts more credible than your opinion.

But your online profile is not always built on facts. It is shaped by technology companies and advertisers who make key decisions based on their interpretation of seemingly benign data points: what movies you choose to watch, the time of day you tweet, or how long you take to click on a cat video.

Many decisions that affect your life are now dictated by the interpretation of your data profile rather than personal interactions. And it’s not just about advertising banners influencing the brand of the soap you buy—the same mechanics of profiling users and targeting messages apply to political campaigns and visa applications as much as supermarket metrics. When advertising looks like news and news look like entertainment, all types of content are profiled on the basis of your data.

So what story does your data tell about you?"

The full article is here: https://qz.com/1525661/your-digital-identity-has-three-layers-and-you-can-only-protect-one-of-them/?utm_medium=10today.ad1.20190129.421.1&utm_source=email&utm_content=article&utm_campaign=10-for-today---4.0-styling

Interesting.  I do not have a social media footprint unless they look at forums.  I have a mailing service as an address.  So I guess my credit report speaks for me..

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Ryno,

You might want to at least scan the article, the entire post was just the intro to what the article covers. Your social media and what you just said is exactly wrong.

You're online, type searches, go to certain places like this website, and all the time think the Apps you have in your phone do not interact with your computer activity right?

Read the article like I did and then your questions are answered.

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