I killed my Facebook account several years ago for various reasons, one of which was data privacy. And that was pre-Cambridge Analytica. In the years since, FB’s actions have become even more concerning.

Ad targeting doesn’t necessarily have to be inherently evil. However, it’s useful and important to know how your data is captured and shared and the bias architected into that process. We can all be more intentional and diligent on this front, myself included. While I’m not on Facebook, I run this business using plenty of tools and platforms that are continuously collecting data about me, my habits, and behaviors within said platforms. I begrudgingly accept that discomfort while I continue to educate myself and my kids. It’s a good reminder that while we all use “free” online tools, we’re giving up something in exchange.

This page will continue to evolve as I dig up and learn about more resources.

Books to Read
  • Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble
  • Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier
  • Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil
Websites/Organizations to Explore
Documentaries to Watch
Other Interesting Articles/Tools
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