Lawmakers in the UK have released a damning report on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, calling them “digital gangsters.”
The report refers to Facebook’s deliberate violation of privacy laws and its role in spreading “fake news” and disinformation. It’s another shot fired at tech companies for abuse of personal data.
But, as usual, it’s unlikely to have an effect on the company.
Despite repeated privacy violations, Facebook has seen no noticeable decrease in user numbers. In the wake of the #deletefacebook campaign, Zuckerberg said advertisers were still throwing money at Facebook.
In our modern digital world, we happily turn a blind eye to privacy invasion to use our everyday apps.
“FACEBOOK CONTINUES TO CHOOSE PROFIT OVER DATA SECURITY”
The report claims that Facebook overrides its users’ privacy settings to give app developers access to restricted data. Facebook reportedly charges high prices for deeper access to this personal information.
Other developers have reported being “starved” of information when they fail to pay up. One leaked email showed that Facebook considered blocking apps that didn’t pay “at least $250k a year to maintain access to the data.”Read More..