swodinsky
Shoshana Wodinsky
swodinsky
I cover the business of data for Gizmodo. Send your worst tips to swodinsky@gizmodo.com.
Feb 28
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I looked into the Kroger Rx Savings Club app for this piece (though it didn’t make the final cut)—it’s the same GoodRx backend, more or less. There’s still prescription data funneling through the same pipes, and to the same partners. That’s what the press release means. 

Also, I can’t stress this enough, this data Read more

Jan 31
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Yes, surely ranting to the reporters who write for the site will fix the problem. Because they clearly have all the power, not, yknow, the devs that actually built the stack in the first place. 

Jan 31
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Everyone. Just tax everyone. Even the people that can’t afford it. Even the kids. Wait no, especially the kids. 

Jan 30
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A good way to think about it is that Facebook is an adtech company that tracks users across the internet, with a social network on the side. Not the other way around.

Deleting your presence on one platform does bupkis for deleting your presence across the rest of the web.

Jan 30
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I’m legitimately geeking out that folks in digital marketing are reading my stuff!!!! Ty dude!

(Though honestly, you and I both know that they’re probably gathering location data from way more SDK’s than their own; and turning off location for every app is like........ difficult at best)

Jan 30
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Exactly. Their on-platform monitoring is barely a blip considering they essentially have an entire dossier of your entire web (and sometimes, off-web) presence.

Jan 22
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the best was seeing “xbox-one” and “playstation” in some of these campaigns targeting utter scumbags. it really makes you think

Jan 22
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better for consumers, definitely! i just wish i didn’t have to corner the company to get them to fix a problem that they said was fixed one week ago