Have you ever thought about how we actually share ourselves on other platforms and give up our data security, while we have great reactions as a country to the WhatsApp privacy agreement update? While data doesn’t sink into our eyes when it’s collected in secret, when a platform makes it clear, it actually turns out how much we care about our privacy. Do we really care about our data privacy?
What would you think if we said that all the movements we make from our smartphones, computers and almost all our technological tools have been examined? In recent years, data privacy and security issues have been the subject of high-level courts, and you may be upset when you hear how insecure even our social media and Google searches are, but there is nothing in the tech world that is not actually followed.
In this journey, which we will start step by step, we will actually tell you how we declare ourselves more visible and what information we share more. Let’s examine together how our user movements are categorized and become open to advertising and data sales with machine learning.
Places you go
The food you eat
Friends you meet
Sharing has already stopped you from being anonymous. For example, imagine that you share all this data on Instagram, but your profile is a “hidden profile”. You missed that data from the X person on the street, but it’s now become Facebook Inc’s data, and artificial intelligence has already “tagged”you.
One of the things that users often do on social media platforms is to share every moment from social media. If you’re a user looking for anonymity, when you do that, you’re actually sharing a lot of information about yourself. When you connect these platforms, it’s not just the relevant social media platform that follows, it’s Google, etc. such giants are logging on to their radar. Also, when you enter social media through the browser, not through the app, 1.you are entering the search area in the item.
Actually, let’s start with our favorite point. No matter what platform you use, Google tags all users as “Google ID,” even on a computer where you log in anonymously, because the browser keeps your data regularly. If your Gmail accounts are open on your computer, smartphone, or other smart devices, you become his favorite type of user, and now you are a “unique ID”. You are now a singular user and forever recognized for syncing across all your devices. Google knows everything you like, Eat, Drink. Artificial intelligence begins to process all your searches on YouTube, the style of music you listen to, the videos you watch, the websites you visit, and your interests. Actually, you’ve already lost your most private information.
Even if you activate an option such as tracking me through Gmail, Google won’t stop tagging them. You continue to experience this experience under the name “personalized experience”. Of course, the even lower part of the job is that when you “click on an ad and make a purchase when you search on Google”, you become a more valuable user in Google. Let’s say you’ve never clicked on an ad and you’ve gone and made purchases from a website, and because this site uses Google ADS and Google Analytics, your data to Google is again “becoming the target audience of ads”, this time being sent by the site owners. “Well, what happens if this data is taken?“you can say,” but you actually have an “ID number” of random numbers and letters, and you’re being tracked.
Many of the browser add-ons used, especially Google Chrome, monitor your user data. Most transactions you make under the name personalization are processed. Because of this, you are actually “detectable” again. Have you ever tracked what permissions do you grant on browser plugins that you download to make your work easier?
Even browser data, which is kept by anonymizing, keeps data about your market habits. Although you are an anonymous user, for example, the data “searched for cat food 8789 times a month in America” is pulled from this anonymous data. Of course, there are plugins that hold this data without anonymizing it. Therefore, it is of great benefit to pay attention to what you use. Also note that there has been a rapid wave of “hacking” in Instagram video and story download plugins recently.
We like to personalize our profiles that we open in social media, don’t we? Every detail we enter becomes traceable by many platforms. We offer both the platform on which we create this profile and data that can be tracked by others. The more we personalize our profile, the more categorizable we actually become. Thanks to bots that regularly scan these sites, we actually share a lot of information about ourselves, but almost “photo maps” are even possible. But we’ll look into it soon.
Personalized profiles can be more easily categorized in the field of advertising and marketing, and become an incredible data sharing point for our personal data. Imagine that on all social media platforms, you add your account on each platform to the biography section. Even with a little Google search, you’re actually very easily detectable. Just have someone search for your Profile link on the social media platform.
That must be one of the biggest mistakes we’ve ever made. One of the issues that distributes anonymity the most is location tagging. If you try a little, you can make your “location chart” thanks to your tags. For a period, there was even an app just for this. An application that was unclear to whom the data went was creating your travel and roaming route.
Because of these tags, you become categorizable users. For example, when a company that wants to advertise flags coffee lovers, if you are someone who often goes for coffee, you are included in the advertising audience. Of course, sharing your location information with apps makes you flagged about it. In this way, you become frequently targeted users in location-targeted ads.