Facebook is Fighting a Losing Battle with its Privacy Issues

in #facebook4 years ago

Ownership and Privacy issues are the key concerns in today's shift toward web3.0, the dawn of a new wave of web-related services.

Viral scandal of Facebook appeared on the news with leaked information of call and text message data scrapped from Android phones. An article in arsTechnica posted Twitter images by Dylan McKay from New Zealand that his call-logs has been shockingly recorded by Facebook archives. While accepting "Terms & Conditions" when downloading the app, permissions have been granted for Facebook to read your contacts and message logs.

This has ballooned into the Cambridge Analytica scandal where user data of as many as 50 million users were misused. As the news unravels with regards to the abuse of user data on Facebook, many key leaders have swooped in to give their two pennyworths' of thoughts.

“The ability of anyone to know what you’ve been browsing about for years, who your contacts are, who their contacts are, things you like and dislike and every intimate detail of your life—from my own point of view it shouldn’t exist.”, said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO
Source: Wall Street Journal

Even Playboy did not like the idea of Facebook toying with his data.

“There are more than 25 million fans who engage with Playboy via our various Facebook pages, and we do not want to be complicit in exposing them to the reported practices.”
Source: TheVerge

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A major drop from USD180 to USD153 in the last 2 weeks. Read more here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/5853280/facebook-share-price-value-latest-cambridge-analytica-stock/
As more and more security flaws are being unearthed as we speak, the future is definitely not bright for Facebook.

-tysler

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Why are people just now bringing up privacy concerns with facebook? We've known about this for years. In fact, in 2012, the Obama campaign bragged about their gathering of personal information from facebook and twitter users to win the 2012 election. Read more here:
https://reason.com/archives/2018/03/23/cambridge-analytics-dust-up-reveals-lawm

My point is, this has been an issue for a very long time. Privacy is dead. We need to be aware of our voluntary surrender of personal data and take some responsibility. This article outlines it in detail:
https://steemit.com/life/@workin2005/privacy-is-dead-and-we-have-no-one-to-blame-but-ourselves

Bye bye Facebook. Your days are counted.
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For years, computer analysts and journalists have alerted us to the management of public institutions about monitoring our profiles, so that this news is just yellowish publicity. If we have to use social networks with responsibility, it would be good to review the Facebook service contract since you never saw it

Steemit does not have such privacy issues fortunately. Since everything is on the blockchain, transparent and all. At least we know that large corporations are not secretly profiting with our data.

with fortune for those of us who came to the world of cryptocurrencies, we are more secure ...

I had NO IDEA that the Facebook issue included message and call logs. OM Goodness - that is way to intrusive for me. Facebook app - DELETED... Thank you for a great article and point this out! RESTEEMED

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Facebook has its days numbered. All that's left is for the titanic band to start playing. LOL Greetings from Venezuela

And this is why so many marketers use fb to promote products/services.

The reach using paid adds in incredible.

Will be very interesting to see how this unfolds.

You didn't see this outrage when Obama's campaign did the exact same thing, people suffering from TDS, Trump Derangement Syndrome haven't gotten a grip on him winning so you can just imagine them losing their brains over this. Being personally invaded by anything Trump makes them feel like they've caught the cooties. Taking a look at my FB page the other day it's still moving right along, people doing the same thing they were doing when I last looked a month ago. Nobodies even talking about this or making a big deal out of like the media who feel compelled to beat the hell out of anyone or anything associated with Trump. FB will rework their privacy tabs for better clarity and move on like they have in the past over concerns about privacy.

I'm just glad that people are finally seeing through the Facebook facade. When you give any app that much power, YOU become the product. Fb is no longer a social media platform, it's a data mining system designed to sell your info for advertising and similar purposes. I'll never install that app on my phone, same as with Whatsapp.



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