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Facebook data privacy scandal: Cheat sheet

By tcavadias Staff ·
Tags: Security
TechRepublic's cheat sheet about the Facebook data privacy scandal covers the ongoing controversy surrounding the illicit use of profile information.

Read about the saga of Facebook's failures in ensuring privacy for user data, including how it relates to Cambridge Analytica, the GDPR, the Brexit campaign, and the 2016 US presidential election.

Read Full TechRepublic Article: Facebook data privacy scandal: A cheat sheet

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by bertodal In reply to facebook news

Maybe tomorrow they'll ask us to send our passport scan in order to prove we're real people?? The scariest thing is that nowadays there are still too many of those who believe everything and if they'll receive passport request from "Facebook" they'll scan it and send. Hope that everything will change for better soon. The only thing we can do now is to refuse from Facebook.

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Thanks Tammy!

by leekoo Staff In reply to Facebook data privacy sca ...

test, I will remove in a bit

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Facebook security

by Flawey In reply to Facebook data privacy sca ...

I never thought that Facebook provides a real security for its users and after that scandal and the news that they scan all the messages I decided to refuse from this network.

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by Smanahk In reply to Facebook data privacy sca ...

I'm sure that all social networks collect our information. Also browsers and other services. we can not avoid it. I would like to understand at what point they can use it and for what purpose.

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You give it to them and

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Security

They use it for whatever they chose to so you have no control at all. The recent Cambridge Analicita is a perfect example FB did nothing wrong in a legal sense and nore did CA as they paid FB to use that data as they saw fit.

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by indigofurr In reply to Facebook data privacy sca ...

I know FBI got involved investigating who was behind the massive FB security breach last year? Any information on that? I can't find any.

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No one platform is safe

by josephstalllone In reply to Facebook data privacy sca ...

Apparently FaceBook is the only social platform that is involved in data retention practices. What I don't understand is, the company earns alot. Even after privacy issues and penalties, users are still using the service.

What is the need to incorporate such data retention laws and frauds. Online privacy has become a scare commodity.

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