it's all about how much you feed to the machines, I think. The algorithms have gotten more precise though, I think. An example: Years back, I saw an ad for a turtle forum on FB. Haven't seen anything this random in ages now
One day google suggested me what i was thinking about.
404-js853yThe thing is, if you want your privacy don't use the app... But of course then you don't get to watch YouTube :D
Ads are still pretty bad at personalized targetting, but they are getting better.
Root670903yJust because they monitor and collect and record and analyze everything they possibly can doesn't mean they're good at using it.
But they'll keep the data forever, likely long after you and your grandchildren have died.
I had a youtube ad, for the video i was about to watch...
As for the ads, there have been studies all over coming to this conclusion and its also logical, ads want to manipulate people into buying shit, that's the entire fucking idea behind them 😆