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Health-tech predictions for 2019
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In 2019, one mental health expert said, there will be new research on how technologies that are widely used by consumers can track conditions such as depression and anxiety. For instance, a Silicon Valley start-up called Mindstrong Health is attempting to use the smartphone keyboard to pinpoint behaviors that might be indicative of depression. For that reason, "the breakout companies will look less like mental health tech, and more like tech that creates efficiencies in the background," said Sarah Seegal, co-founder of Affect Mental Health, an incubator for mental health start-ups.

But Seegal said that 2019 will also raise some important questions related to privacy and consent, especially as consumers start to realize that the technology services they use on a regular basis are collecting knowledge about their health. "If Target knows that you're pregnant, it sure as heck knows if you're bipolar, as patterns of spending money is one of the things used in professional diagnosis."

eeeh
#surveillance  #t#ad  #healthcare  #xxi#health  !write!dystopia 
11 weeks ago by lemeb
'A fun adventure, not a business': The Weather Channel stopped publishing video on Facebook - Digiday
wather channel is OUT of fb:
The Weather Channel is no longer publishing videos to Facebook.

“[Facebook video] hasn’t been beneficial,” said Neil Katz, global head of content and engagement at The Weather Channel, during a speech at the Digiday Video Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. “It has been good for Facebook, but it hasn’t been good for us.”

Over the past few years, The Weather Channel built up a network of six pages on Facebook that grew to 500 million video views per month by last May, according to Katz. (For comparison, The Weather Channel’s main page was down to 1.8 million views on Facebook in April, according to Tubular Labs.) The Weather Channel’s Facebook presence included its main page as well as “weather-adjacent” science, nature and travel verticals such as Rockets Are Cool, Crazimals and United States of Awesome.

“We went along for the ride every single step of the way,” Katz said. “But we noticed, over the course of two years, that we were being paid in all types of currencies — followers, shares, views — that did not feel like money.”
~fb  #t#social  #$#journalism  #t#ad 
11 weeks ago by lemeb
Lauren Goode on Twitter: "1/Over the holidays, one relative talked about upcoming trip to Zion National Park and another about her veganism/animal rights work. I myself never searched for these things. I’m now seeing ads for Zion National Park and vegan
Over the holidays, one relative talked about upcoming trip to Zion National Park and another about her veganism/animal rights work. I myself never searched for these things. I’m now seeing ads for Zion National Park and vegan leather bags.
#t#🤖  #t#👺  #t#ad  #surveillance  !write!dystopia 
11 weeks ago by lemeb
on Twitter: data for nothing
a big-ass professor of CS at Princeton:
The online ad tech industry has created an extraordinarily invasive surveillance infrastructure that threatens our democracy. But the most tragic thing is how little has been gained—how poorly ad tech works despite all the data.
%😢  #t#🤖  %🔥  #t#ad  !write!dystopia  #t#👺  #surveillance  #$#cons 
11 weeks ago by lemeb
Influencers Are Faking Brand Deals - The Atlantic
A decade ago, shilling products to your fans may have been seen as selling out. Now it’s a sign of success. “People know how much influencers charge now, and that payday is nothing to shake a stick at,” said Alyssa Vingan Klein, the editor in chief of Fashionista, a fashion-news website. “If someone who is 20 years old watching YouTube or Instagram sees these people traveling with brands, promoting brands, I don’t see why they wouldn’t do everything they could to get in on that.”
*societyhell  #t#social  #t#👺  !write!dystopia  #t#ad 
december 2018 by lemeb
Leave.EU, Arron Banks and new questions about referendum funding | Politics | The Guardian
When asked about the use of Leave.EU’s database to send advertisements about his insurance products to campaign supporters, [Aaron Banks, a major Brexit backer and donor] said: “Why shouldn’t I? It’s my data.” When asked again last week, he said: “Leave.EU after the referendum campaign carried the occasional ad for insurance, so what?”


what a time to be alive.
#conservatives  *whatatime  #brexit  #t#ad  !write!dystopia 
april 2018 by lemeb

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