Up where Gmail usually feeds headlines over the inbox, I’m suddenly seeing a new ad position.
Most people around the office are still getting the usual news headline feeds, but a few minutes ago I was served an ad for a cat product (there’s cat sitting related e-mail in my inbox, so I’m guessing this is contextual). When I hit ‘refresh’, an ad for Forbes popped up.
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Amazon prides itself on being the most “customer-centric” company in the world, but according to investigative journalism non-profit ProPublica, Amazon’s algorithms are often anything but ... read more