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Old 09 October 2017, 11:21 PM
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They're swimming in an ocean of data. Without having some reason (i.e. being arsed, as some might say), it's not easy for them to scuba through it looking for something specific that didn't float to the top as part of the algorithm. They've also been encouraged if not forced to have a good "reason" for collecting any data. This story could have easily been the other way: Why are Google, Facebook, and Apple keeping records of who buys political ads? Unlike conventional media, there still aren't any guidelines on what to collect, how and why. Without that, it could be dangerous in addition to simply being a waste of their time as a company.
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