The Living with Data series exploring how our online data is tracked, collected and used. The series is written by Sara M. Watson, a technology critic and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Her work explores how people are learning to live with, understand and interpret data. Sara’s writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, Harvard Business Review and Slate. Her full bio can be found here.

Do you have questions about how your data is being used? Curious to learn more about your daily encounters with algorithms? Email The Decoder at or submit your question via the form here. Screen shots and links are helpful clues! 

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