When you look at Mark Zuckerberg, you may dismiss him as the genius who invented a brilliant and fun play toy. Well, Facebook is all about fun, and it is brilliantly designed to connect you with family, friends, brands, celebrities, and news outlets among other things.
However, Facebook is also a big harvester of your data. It knows who you are sleeping with, you are cheating with, who you conduct illegal business with, who you are spying on… Well, there are positive examples, but who are we kidding the negatives are just more dramatic, right!
The point is, Facebook is a funnel for all your data, both the dirt and the good ones. That said, Robert Hannigan, the former head of GCHQ while speaking to the BBC Radio 4’s Today, said that Facebook was not a “fluffy charity” giving free services to users.
Facebook is trying to “squeeze every drop of profit” out of your personal data. Hannigan is also skeptical that Facebook, and other tech giants, would reform on their own without …read more