Today I learned mapping apps sometimes send drivers on less-than-optimal routes in order to use them as guinea pigs to generate data. That's fucked up! (From "Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting The Rules of Work" by @mawnikr.) pic.twitter.com/TL9eBurJeD— Adrian Chen (@AdrianChen) October 16, 2018
Last Monday, we wrote: “No data collected through Portal — even call log data or app usage data, like the fact that you listened to Spotify — will be used to target users with ads on Facebook.”
We wrote that because that’s what we were told by Facebook executives.
But Facebook has since reached out to change its answer: Portal doesn’t have ads, but data about who you call and data about which apps you use on Portal can be used to target you with ads on other Facebook-owned properties.