OK, the data is there -- big big data. Lots and lots of it. The algorithms doing their jobs day in, day out. Yes, it is irritating if I look for a hotel in Seattle and then I see hotel suggestions in Seattle wherever I go. Is this the price we pay for saying "yes" to programs that we use.
Is anyone scared, or just pissed off.
I am not a super techie kinda person but I use uBlock always, change my IP addy often and go incognito when I search hotels, prices, etc. so I am largely unaware of what companies know about me.
But LinkedIn scares me and that is obviously just one example that has shown me what companies know about me. I have no idea how it knows I went to school with a person 20 years ago that I have never spoken to in as long and have no mutual contacts with. It also recently suggested I connect with a girl I dated for years that, again, I have no mutual contacts with and had not spoken to in 20 years. But that worked out well. We had a nice 3 hour lunch.