This Valentine’s Day, anticipate more snacks than chocolate.
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You might be surprised to hear that Facebook, Google, and a host of other companies may come along for the ride as you search online for a soulmate (or a friend) this Valentine’s Day. That’s because these firms have been in the marketing company, and tracking everything you do — even your visits to online dating sites — helps them target adverts and reveal consumer practices.
Which shouldn’t be all that surprising. As Recode’s Rani Molla has explained, these platforms typically don’t cost due to their solutions because their company models are mostly on the basis of the capacity to gather individual information.