If you haven’t already heard, your data is crucial to the growth of the internet’s largest companies. Facebook made that much clear over the past few months, having to answer for the recent blunders it made in keeping user data protected. The social giant has been criticized by lawmakers and the public for the ruthless ways it leverages your data to better serve you ads. Only outdone by Google, the social network and its indirect rival account for more than three-fourths of the total digital ad revenue in the U.S. If your information is so valuable to some of the world’s richest firms, then why shouldn’t you profit from it yourself?
It is, as Mark Zuckerberg stressed so many times, your data after all.
That’s what 26-year-old:
Facebook CAUGHT Selling Your Facial Data
A class action lawsuit has been allowed to move forward against Facebook for taking users’ facial biometric data and using it for their own personal gain. Facebook has increasingly been in the spotlight for taking your data without your knowledge, and now they are finally feeling the consequences. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Peter Mougey discuss this.
HOW EASY IS IT TO SKATE AROUND THE TRUTH?
Mark Zuckerberg apologizes after Facebook’s data breach storm – Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a “major breach of trust,” admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm. “I am really sorry that happened,” Zuckerberg said of the scandal involving data mining firm Cambridge Analytica. Facebook has a “responsibility” to protect its users’ data, he said in a Wednesday interview on CNN. If it fails, he said, “we don’t deserve to have the opportunity to serve people.”
WAS IT REALLY A BREACH OR FINALLY GOT CAUGHT?