Facebook under fire in escalating data row

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    Facebook is having to answer tough questions about how it allowed Cambridge Analytica to harvest data about millions of users, raising concerns about how tech giants safeguard personal information. BBC News reports:


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    Its bloody mental what's going on. They're dodgy ****ers.

    This is worth a watch.


    as is this

     
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    we used to just go down the pub for 'social media' ... and get drunk too. :sleep:
     
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    Remember when candy was a nickel?
     
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    It's truly horrendous, and frightening how easily people can be manipulated by their fears. These kind of practices should be made illegal in relation to politics. I see that a warrant has been issued to search Cambridge Analytica's offices, so I hope they face justice for what they have done.

    It'll be interesting to hear more about this tonight - I think Channel 4 News will be focusing on CA's work in the US, should be very interesting :nod:
     
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    'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine

     
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    We have to face up to it - NONE of our data is safe and never will be again.

    It's a ******* disgrace. :(
     
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    I understand why none of our data is safe, the authorities have to capture terrorists any way they can.
     
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    And another reason is that every time we tick that box agreeing to Terms and Conditions we are also agreeing to allow the company involved to share our data. It's usually there somewhere in the very small print that none of us ever read. :(

    They are, of course, very sneaky but some of this is self inflicted. :(
     
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