πŸ’¬ Friday flowerings

Replied to Friday flowerings by Doug BelshawDoug Belshaw (Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel)

Google’s auto-delete tools are practically worthless for privacyΒ (Fast Company)Β β€” β€œIn reality, these auto-delete tools accomplish little for users, even as they generate positive PR for Google. Experts say that by the time three months rolls around, Google has already extracted nearly all the potential value from users’ data, and from an advertising standpoint, data becomes practically worthless when it’s more than a few months old.”

Doug, I will admit that maybe I do not truly understand how all this works, but isn’t there a difference between deleting the data and deleting the data about the data? For example, the Guardian recently hightlighted that Facebook’s ‘delete data’ merely disconnects the data from the user profile? I would imagine that it would not wipe any sort of shadow profile that is inferred from the data?

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