After that i was attracted by the 6th episode because of it’s title “Daily ME” , so I wanted to know what its talking about. It started by discussing how many people nowadays only depend on certain social platforms or websites to get their news from, they no longer use news papers for example.Then it explained how it works when you use a certain web sites that has certain kind of news and with the use of certain algorithms, other similar websites are suggested for you. These similar websites have similar content that reinforces your believes, gives what you want to see and gets up hooked up in certain area. They basically work as editorial decisions.So, you are just exposed to news the you like and their similarities , yet you will not be able to now about other things in the world and you will end being in a bubble! I liked the example that was provided in the video so much. It was about how the Israeli people living in Israel only get news they like and similar to their media or websites they use, so they end up actually not seeing the other perspective of the world about their Israel defense forces violations for instance.In a nut shell, the purpose that companies do so is to keep consumers stay on these websites and never leave. they do not to incorrectly inform their audience of what is really happening.
Finally I watched episode 4 titled” The Spy in my Pocket “. The episode made me so uncomfortable and since then I am totally convinced that my phone is really a little spy who i voluntarily carry with me everywhere. The video presenter said that she installed an app on her mobile to it warns here if her data is shared by other apps, yet that made me think, this app itself is spying on the other apps and accordingly its also spying on you again! It was mentioned then how some apps require an access for our contacts for example and they provided “Angry Birds” game as an example. They require an access for your contacts so they can suggest new friends, however they also use your contacts information for other purpose and they sell it for advertises.Then comes the part where they discussed location tracking through different methods by various apps so they know where you go, what you like according to your number of visits and even what you may need regularly. Adding to this, the use of WiFi networks was discussed and how WiFi networks can track you just by enabling your WiFi on your device. It was interesting for me to know that Facebook is offering free WiFi in hotels, but only if you log in using your Facebook account so they can access all the data they need about your stay. Finally, it was shocking for me to know that some apps can access your pictures which lets them know even more information about you as the places you go, things your participate in and things you do.To conclude, carrying you smart phone nowadays or even using the internet at all is basically as if your standing naked in front of the whole world!