Algorithms that check people’s internet use and other data, then send them targeted ads and promotions, deprives customers of choice, says watchdog. Photo: Shutterstock Algorithms that check people’s internet use and other data, then send them targeted ads and promotions, deprives customers of choice, says watchdog. Photo: Shutterstock
Algorithms that check people’s internet use and other data, then send them targeted ads and promotions, deprives customers of choice, says watchdog. Photo: Shutterstock
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Chinese web firms are ‘bullying’ customers with data and algorithms, says country’s consumer watchdog

  • Companies must stop using systems to scan through consumer personal data and offer them different prices for goods, says watchdog
  • Watchdog says recommended products and services on online platforms should be ‘comprehensive and objective’ allowing consumers to make informed choices

Topic |   Internet
Algorithms that check people’s internet use and other data, then send them targeted ads and promotions, deprives customers of choice, says watchdog. Photo: Shutterstock Algorithms that check people’s internet use and other data, then send them targeted ads and promotions, deprives customers of choice, says watchdog. Photo: Shutterstock
Algorithms that check people’s internet use and other data, then send them targeted ads and promotions, deprives customers of choice, says watchdog. Photo: Shutterstock
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