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Explain to an idiot like me what tiktok will do with my data (evil laughs optional)

  • 10-03-2023 11:56am
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,528 ✭✭✭


    Im thinking maybe theyll use facial recognition technology to put together patterns etc but i really cant see many evil applications.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,357 ✭✭✭cml387


    Used as evidence of the precipitate decline of Western Civilisation as a prelude to easy invasion and enslavement, obvs.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,483 ✭✭✭Montage of Feck


    It will not be obviously noticable what the Chinese, more specifically the CCP , are up to but make no mistake they are bad actors in this. They are experts in social engineering and the application of technology to maintain totalitarian control.

    It's the subtle things they do are the most chilling, check out what they've been doing in predictive text never mind the social credit system.

    🙈🙉🙊



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,697 ✭✭✭StupidLikeAFox


    Look at the Cambridge Analytica accusations, they are gathering data that can be used to target you and influence your decisions. They might just use it to sell you a toothbrush, but they could use it to influence your decision in an election.

    And before you say "I don't watch ads", with tiktok (and other social media) they have the ability to push posts, videos etc to craft your opinions on things. If they have your data they can potentially work out what pushes your buttons



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,697 ✭✭✭StupidLikeAFox


    Look at the Cambridge Analytica accusations, they are gathering data that can be used to target you and influence your decisions. They might just use it to sell you a toothbrush, but they could use it to influence your decision in an election.

    And before you say "I don't watch ads", with tiktok (and other social media) they have the ability to push posts, videos etc to craft your opinions on things. If they have your data they can potentially work out what pushes your buttons



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,599 ✭✭✭10-10-20


    Probably by using demographic and historical viewing statistics to measure and manage audience engagement with policies which align with 'somebody's' world-view. Don't forget that despite having offices in Dublin/Europe and under the watchful gaze of Helen Dixon in the DPC, some parts of the targeting algorithm won't be modified on our shores and will go unseen due to corporate control/IP/confidentiality.

    In my view for any of these social-media providers the most concerning aspect is how they can offer highly targeted delivery of marketing campaigns. These marketing tools provide the possibility of manipulating feeds so that "fully engaged" left-leaning/hard-left influencers are promoted over moderates or right-leaning types.

    The metric called 'audience engagement' or 'audience interaction' which can be measured down to the individual is the most concerning part - this provides interested parties with a smorgasbord of viewer types which they can tune further engagement with, modifying the level of content to suit the audience. Tracking this data over time provides another metric which informs you on the effectiveness of the campaign.

    The app's demographic is ideal for this - young, energetic and rebellious; easily influenced and willing to learn about "life hacks" or views which differ from their parents who aren't as well connected or within the same field of engagement.

    Control such as that in the hands of a media mogul such as Rupert Murdoch is concerning enough, but imagine again that same control under a government who isn't looking to impress a few shareholders.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,692 ✭✭✭silliussoddius


    This time next year we will all be dancing (in 15 second bursts) down Tianemen Square.



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,208 ✭✭✭✭recode the site


    Most tech stuff is made in China, plenty of embedded software. With advancement of AI beyond the scope of present knowledge of many who analyse it, I would not be surprised how accelerated the advancement of their knowledge is and the ability to track what they deem useful to their data-build. The mysterious flying objects over the Americas is testimony to their thirst to potentially conquest via technology.

    Can I get away with anything if I pay the piper, so to speak?



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,764 ✭✭✭✭Strumms


    Some people are always going to be more in peril of being influenced by media / social media and the opinions, views and political ideals of others.

    I can’t remember the last time I was influenced by anything social media or mainstream media…

    my mind is already made up as regards my favourite / favoured… clothing labels, holiday destinations, food, music, TV shows, sports, political thinking , general likes/hobbies/interests…

    no TikTok or other social/mainstream media has changed any of it. Nor does it have the ability to.

    whatever data TikTok have…which is of me just watching content as opposed to creating it…. It’s not going to be of very much use to them.



  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Before you worry about your data, research TikTok brain.



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