Here I discuss a variety of topics in both the natural and social sciences, exploring the many fascinating insights that the scientific method yields about the world around us.
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In this episode, David Edmonds from the Social Science Bites podcast interviews Professor Bev Skeggs about how social media platforms such as Facebook can track, monitor and use data about its users. Bev explains how Facebook trawls its users’ habits to collect information on people’s general browsing habits and the process of selling data to advertising companies so that they can place an advert on your browser.