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Content providers such as Netflix have spooky amounts of our data - and lately they’re getting a bit cheeky about it. Is it ‘funny’ to mock precisely 53 service users on Twitter for repeat-watching a sentimental Christmas movie? Or is it creepy?

17th December, 2017
Ever feel like you’re being watched? Well, your laptop is keeping a close an eye on you Pic: Getty

Reader, I am being stalked by a dress. It’s a nice dress, admittedly, and one that I looked at once or twice online, before deciding it was too expensive and probably wouldn’t suit me. I said no to the dress. But the dress? The dress isn’t having any of it. Now it doesn’t matter where I go online, this dress chases around after me. It pops up, lingering side of screen, on news websites. On...

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