October 19th, 2012

merlin:

Oh, Bank of America…

The collaborative filtering engine that powers those super-creepy ads in my online banking statement is just…uncannily perceptive. It’s like you’re reading my mind!

I also recently noticed this. It’s stunning. Ads for Redbox and other companies are scattered through my bank statement. Every time I check my account, it feels creepy. And every time, those ad impressions earn Bank of America ~.005¢. They’ve sold my sense of privacy and simple financial security for a tiny fraction of a penny, and remind me of it every time I look at the site.

Reblogged from kung fu grippe
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    Ew, gross.
  4. dalasverdugo reblogged this from yourmonkeycalled and added:
    Why the fuck are you guys using Bank of America?
  5. smartasshat reblogged this from merlin and added:
    If there’s a sequence in which the two redheads (Black Widow and Jean Grey) tussle, it’s more perceptive than you think.
  6. courtneyj reblogged this from merlin and added:
    Choose Your Deals at the top...the account data > Preferences tab> Hide details on
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    I also recently noticed this. It’s stunning. Ads for Redbox and other companies are scattered through my bank statement....
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    I think the equation goes something like this: (Olive Oil->function('Lube')) is a result of (X-Men Comic->function('Jean...
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