How netflix works – Tom Coggins
Our echo chambers – Elizabeth Cappon
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The perfect villain does not exist – Baran Polat
Look who’s talking! – Interview by Stijn de Boer & Lilian de Jong
Understanding deepfakes – Ajinkya Indulkar
Social media – Dimitar Dimitrov
Attention is limited:
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Anti-tracking and Data pollution:
AdNauseam – Clicking Ads So You Don’t Have To – ad profiling pollution extension
Install ad, recommendation and tracker blocking extensions:
uBlock Origin – Free, open-source ad content blocker.
Privacy Possum – Get this Extension for ? Firefox (en-US)addons.mozilla.org Privacy Possum is Privacy Badger on Steroids
Avoid engaging with any recommended content – usually titled as ‘suggested’ or ‘up next’ or ‘you might be interested in’
Avoid using platforms that use your data against you (e.g. DuckDuckGo instead of Google, VSCO instead of Instagram)
If your system is powerful enough, install extensions that pollute your digital footprint:
– by performing random google searches – TrackMeNot TrackMeNot (Google Chrome Extension store)
– by clicking random ads so you can’t be targeted properly by ads – AdNauseam – Clicking Ads So You Don’t Have To
Avoid any clickbait titles – titles that are emotionally charged and/or try to make you click them.
Try to apply critical thinking as often as possible, especially pay attention to how things are worded when the article succeeds to elicit an emotional response in you.
Puzzles, hints & solutions
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