2020 campaign update: Targeted ads are definitely following you
Wednesday and Thursday night in Miami, the Democratic presidential candidates will gather to debate on TV. But that’s the old-school version of how presidential candidates will try to reach you. Campaigns are already spending a lot more on digital advertising in this election, especially programmatic advertising, which automatically targets people based on habits, age and other information.
If we live forever as digital souls, how would we treat our digital world?
Science fiction author 17th century poem “Paradise Lost,” about the afterlife and the forming of the world.
Is social media tearing us apart?
Author Neal Stephenson joins host Molly Wood to discuss his new book, “Fall,” and how he had previously underestimated the dark side of social media.
What happens if the trade war hits the tech industry?
If a fourth round of tariffs is imposed on goods from China, tech companies will be targeted. That means the prices of our gadgets could go up.
Forced tech transfers happen. But how do they actually work?
Forced technology transfer is hard to track. For example, there’s usually no explicit request from a Chinese official to hand over a trade secret… or else. Instead, it’s murkier, perhaps a verbal request for sensitive information behind closed doors as part of the Chinese government’s licensing or approval process.