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Facebook also says the number of users affected by the leak of data to Cambridge Analytica may have been bigger than previous estimates suggested.
This does not surprise me. There is very little transparency, or privacy, for that matter when it comes to Facebook's policies.
Started that way right from the beginning. This shitstorm was a looong time coming.
Right from the beginning indeed. Facebook early Termns & Conditions & Policies back in 2007 said that any personal information submitted through the website was given to Facebook in a way that they became owners of such data and they could use it as they saw fit.
Why is this even news? It was news when it still was considered conspiracy, now it's just another agent collecting whatever info for a scrap of money. If you don't like that, then don't ask for regulation, just don't take part in any. Everyone who leaves is money they loose. That is the new democracy: if you don't want it, don't buy (into) it.
how is this a bombshell? I thought everyone assumed that ALL fb users had their personal data taken.
Tell me you don't meet people every day that still deny Facebook keeps your contacts, texts, call records, emails, permanent record, pay records, dic pics, Instagrams, videos and goddamn so on. Apparently reactionaries such as these can refuse to believe anything. The thing is, it was always creepy. Even if it wasn't creepy then, it's even creepier now. Once something's gotten creepy, it doesn't get any less creepy is the rule. Facebook: never, not even once.
Clinking your glass!
I won't say never, but I rarely talk about facebook in real life.
I remember one motto I've always lived by regarding social media (including snapzu) and the internet in general is "don't put it on the internet if you don't want everyone you've ever known to see it" Once smart phones came around (I didn't have my first smart phone until 2013) I just assume that anything my camera lens can see, everyone can see, anything on my screen, everyone can see, anything my microphone hears, everyone can hear, anything played through my speakers, everyone can hear, and so on.
It's an unfortunate reality of the digital world we live in. I wish we had privacy, and I'll do my best to vote for privacy, but I live my life (especially my digital life) as if I were an open book. For me to say that personal privacy laws are an important issue to me would be untrue.
...All of that said, I live in the middle of nowhere Alaska on 40 acres off grid because I value my privacy. Just because I don't live under a false pretense of actually having digital privacy doesn't mean that I don't like my privacy.
All of them had it sold, only difference is maybe sometimes FB wasn't paid for it.