Henry James 'The Real Right Thing'

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“The Real Right Thing” by Henry James is one of those examples of how literature written more than a hundred years ago can relate to modern times. Despite people believing that social media keeps your personal information safe, some people think that it’s safer to put that information in journals that can only be read after your death, like Ashton Doyne did, because social media companies such as Facebook are selling information to advertisers, who can then target their ads at people most likely to buy their product. The “Privacy Policy” of companies such as these aren’t privacy policies so much as “what information we collect and sell” policies. For example, “We use the information we have to improve our advertising and measurement systems so we can show you relevant ads on and off our Services and measure the effectiveness and reach of ads and services,” is a direct quote from Facebook’s Data Policy, and in short, it says, “We sell the…show more content…
This can lead to issues with invasion of privacy, with some Web sites using cookies to collect even more information - although they are required to give a notification on every page about that now - that can be sold to advertisers. These cookies are usually as harmless as a file saying you visited the Web site, but they can’t execute code, meaning they can’t deliver a virus. Ad companies can also send cookies through their ads, so that they can collect information across multiple Web sites, to find out which ads receive the most clicks, which ads do better on which sites, and so on. Cookies are also unable to access your computer or any information you haven’t deliberately given, such as your name on social media, or which pages you visit on a Web site, but that information is only visible to whoever sends the cookie. Generally, cookies are not a threat, unless you consider viewing the Web sites you visit a

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