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Kim’s Take: Facebook is handing out your data to big companies

A blockbuster New York Times story just revealed that Facebook gave other big tech companies the personal data of some 2 billion Facebook users — in some instances your private messages and contact information.

Ever get a friend request on Facebook that was creepy? Or an ad for a product you were thinking of buying?

If the New York Times is right, and there is no reason to think otherwise, Facebook’s management must think we’re fools.

The company got their hands slapped back in 20-15 for letting apps and sites access its users’ private messages and details. Facebook said they’d stop it.

Well, Facebook didn’t really. They’re sorry, I’m sure. It doesn’t matter how secure your Facebook account is, your data is for sale or trade.

At this point, even Russian trolls are thinking about calling it quits.

 

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