Expert Warns Against Trusting Facebook With Our Data

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Expert Warns Against Trusting Facebook With Our Data
« on: December 16, 2017, 12:18:36 PM »

Facebook is, without question, the world’s largest social media platform. With over 2 billion active users around the globe, the company possesses a truly unprecedented amount of humanity’s personal data. And according to one expert, that could pose a problem in ways we can’t even imagine yet.
Jeramie D. Scott, a cybersecurity and privacy expert at the Electronic Information Privacy Center (EPIC), wrote an op-ed this week warning against all the ways our information could be exploited by Facebook. From creepy facial recognition technology to government surveillance and a chilling effect on free speech, there are innumerable consequences to handing so much data to Facebook. Scott said that on our current path, we are “passively accepting” a surveillance state, and even sacrificing our own liberty.

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