Backlash against FaceBook – addiction and the ultimate surveillance tool

Amid #DeleteFacebook Fervor, Experts Say Time to Tackle Big Data Profiteers    

A social media platform like this “is the ultimate surveillance tool: an addictive product that’s optimized to collect and analyze the intimate details of our lives.

Whatever the specific solution, former Facebook investor Roger McNamee and former Facebook operations manager Sandy Parakilas argued in an article for The Guardian on Monday that it is “past time that the U.S. recognize that data is too important to be unregulated.”     READ MORE

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Also read:  Article in the Guardian. UK

Facebook: is it time we all deleted our accounts?

The Cambridge Analytica revelations may be the final nudge we need to turn away from the social network. And it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to big tech harvesting private information.    READ MORE

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