AdTech: The dark heart of the internet – digital

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Behind the web that we see lies a world of automated digital advertising. IT researcher Tim Hwang claims: The system is built on false numbers and fraud. A crash would have consequences for all of us.

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Jannis Brühl

When Tim Hwang started at the renowned Davis Polk law firm in 2013, he had no interest in advancing. All he really wanted to do was try out software he’d written himself, which could do simple legal work. The programmer and lawyer implements so many ideas – organizing conferences for celebrities from viral memes, setting up crowdfunding foundations, replacing lawyers with software bots – that him Forbes Declared the “hardest working man on the internet” in 2014.

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