BBC: Facebook blocks the Spinner’s ‘brainwashing’ tech

BBC: Facebook blocks the Spinner’s ‘brainwashing’ tech. “Facebook has issued a cease and desist notice to an Israeli firm that claims to be able to subconsciously alter people’s behaviour. The Spinner charges a fee to ‘subconsciously influence’ targets by exposing them to online posts ‘disguised as editorial content’. But Facebook has objected to the start-up using its services to achieve this.”

Lifehacker: Spinner Incepts Your Friends With Hyper-Targeted Ads

Lifehacker: Spinner Incepts Your Friends With Hyper-Targeted Ads. “The advertising industry is a cesspool of manipulation and misinformation. And now you can use it to convince your partner to let you get a dog. Or convince them to settle your divorce out of court, because they caught you using hyper-targeted internet ads to convince them to let you get a dog. The Spinner promises to serve content ads to one person of your choice, all pushing a specific agenda.”