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Is this the "New Age" of Facebook? What are the ethical implications and consequences?
Facebook as a political and ideological platform? It has become a field for harvesting profiles without the consent of profile owners. What are Civil Rights organizations saying? What was once a platform to connect with friends, relatives etc, has become a harvesting ground for profiles and personal data?
http://news10.com/2018/03/18/trump-linked-data-analysis-firm-tapped-50-million-facebook-profiles-without-permission ... See more
A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private… ... See more
Facebook says it is "Suspending" its ties with Cambridge Analytica. But prior to the revelation that Cambridge Analytica was harvesting Facebook members' data and profiles, Facebook did nothing about it. Facebook is not an innocent platform of simply connecting with friends and relatives etc. Evidence have emerged that Facebook was a major tool in influencing the past presidential election. Read about Cambridge Analytica and understand the sophistication employed in using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. to harvest personal data and profiles.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/facebook-suspends-data-firm-tied-to-trumps-campaign ... See more
Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica as the data firm is accused of using stolen user data for electoral purposes.
In the age of social media craze and immediate access to personal information, it is important to be informed of the technological push to use your information without your immediate consent and knowledge for political, ideological and commercial benefits.
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/17/data-war-whistleblower-christopher-wylie-faceook-nix-bannon-trump ... See more
Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate
Facebook users and app users through Facebook, be wise to watch this video. Cambridge Analytica, a data harvesting company literally harvested your data through Facebook likes, Candy Crush, etc. to influence your opinions and decisions during the presidential election and might do it again. Facebook has become a major harvesting field for individual data for propaganda use, etc. Be careful what you Like on Facebook. It is not an innocent platform but a political and ideological field.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXdYSQ6nu-M ... See more
Christopher Wylie, who worked for data firm Cambridge Analytica, reveals how personal information was taken without authorisation in early 2014 to build a sy...