New in Tech Giants - The Analysts Recording Your Screen Say It’s for Your Own Good
Secretly watching users navigate an app can help companies fix bugs. But it can also be a tool to manipulate customers’ behavior.
New in Tech Giants - The Analysts Recording Your Screen Say It’s for Your Own Good
Share Newsletter
Facebook Twitter
A person uses an iPhone.

The Analysts Recording Your Screen Say It’s for Your Own Good

Secretly watching users navigate an app can help companies fix bugs. But it can also be a tool to manipulate customers’ behavior.

Sidney Fussell

/ Share 

FacebookTwitter

Latest in Technology

The Reason Conspiracy Videos Work So Well on YouTube

It’s the paranoid style, mutated for platform politics.

Alexis C. Madrigal

/ Share 

FacebookTwitter

When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online

Googling yourself has become a rite of passage.

Taylor Lorenz

/ Share 

FacebookTwitter
An EKG readout

Smartwatches Are Changing the Purpose of the EKG

Wearables help cast the medical test as a talisman of health-care competence. An Object Lesson.

Andrew Bomback and Michelle Au

/ Share 

FacebookTwitter

It’s Impossible to Follow a Conversation on Twitter

Without major fixes to the product, the platform will never be a place for complex discussions.

Taylor Lorenz

/ Share 

FacebookTwitter

Most Popular on The Atlantic

  1. Why We Think Cats Are Psychopaths
  2. Naming and Shaming the Pro-Trump Elite
  3. Climate Change Enters Its Blood-Sucking Phase
  4. The Latest Diet Trend Is Not Dieting
  5. The 3 Big Things That People Misunderstand About Climate Change
  1. Subscribe to the Magazine
  2. Email Us
  1. Get The Atlantic's iOS App
  2. See All Newsletter Options

Follow Us

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn