Your Facebook data is in greater danger than you probably know

Alfred Osborne
April 17, 2018

The figure for 2016 was also more than double what was spent on the next highest personal security bill for a CEO in the Fortune 100, according to an analysis by the executive compensation and research firm Equilar (companies have not all filed their figures yet for 2017).

No matter how irritated you are about your boss, Facebook is not the right place to vent out.

Sean Goggins, associate professor of computer science at MU, has been studying how social media is used in the US political process. In the United States, social networks are considered public spaces; information shared there is covered under the "third-party doctrine", meaning users can not reasonably expect privacy regarding the data their service providers collect about them. Castor asked Zuckerberg two yes-or-no questions that he was forced to admit to: that Facebook collects data on non-Facebook users on every website that has a "like" or "share" button.

Cambridge Analytica, co-founded by former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon and billionaire Trump supporter and extreme right-wing ideologue Robert Mercer, claimed it could create "psycho-graphic profiles" of people based on their Facebook data.

In the worst data leak in company history, Facebook initially reported that 50 million of its users' private information was used without consent by United Kingdom -based Cambridge Analytica for critical political voting in that country and the U.S.

Facebook disables apps from accessing your data that you haven't used in a while. "If I had to give up all social media and keep only one, it would be Facebook".

"Some of our friends only get messages about Side X, and some of our friends only get messages about Side Y, and others only get messages about Side Z", he said.

"Any other social media platform will never compare to what Facebook is and the possibilities that Facebook has", said Kaleo Chang, a sophomore political science and strategic and corporate communications major. "We do not want to tax companies twice", he said.

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Rodgers said although it's no secret that social media sites sell consumers' personal information to advertisers, Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram have taken it to the next level. In fact, Facebook indicates that the messages that the user sent may be seen by their contacts, even if he decides to delete his account; however, this is the only exception that the social network points out directly.

"Things about a romance or a health problem or finances or one's political ideology", she said.

Majority of the respondents, making up 39% of the study, said that they are now more careful with what they post and the posts they interact with, while 35% said they are using the platform much less than they used to.

This simple act gave Bumble access to Facebook account information, including, according to its privacy policy, "your friends list, relationship status, current location and friends you have in common with other Bumblers".

"While Facebook has certainly grown, I worry it may not have matured", he said. Just for the month of January 2017, Facebook had to assess almost 54,000 potential cases of revenge pornography and "sextortion", disabling more than 14,000 accounts and with 33 cases reviewed involving children.

After all, you don't want to be the product, do you?

Jakub Sarnecki owns an IT services company in Columbia called JS Computek LLC. These can be tracked even if you're logged out of your Facebook account. Despite the many advantages of the first kind - digital goods - people value and are willing to pay more for the latter - physical goods. They are just not games.

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