Facebook never cared about customers’ privacy. In truth, Facebook itself is collecting your personal data and selling them. Someone may say, that when something is free of charge, the price is your privacy. And in case of Facebook, it perfectly fits. We are sharing many personal data with Facebook and also with its owned Instagram and many users just say that critics of these practises are just paranoid – if you are not a terrorist, why are you afraid and what are you hiding?
Maybe you heard about the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. It was a scandal deeply affecting our privacy on Facebook, which improperly collected information on tens of millions of Facebook users without their consent to create targeted political advertisements during the 2016 campaign. And it was really tricky.
Company used app called “This Is Your Digital Life”. It should be a survey for academic use, but that was just a mask. Thanks to permissions the app gained, it could collect users’ personal informations. And not only from these users, but also from their friends on Facebook – including friends whose did not take the “survey”.
“Facebook” and “privacy” is an oxymoron. There are too many privacy issues with this social network and you should take a care about what are you sharing. Facebook was fined 5 billions of dollars from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal and only the most naive persons may think that Facebook will stop or reduce these practises. If you visit a site with Facebook’s sharing button, you are already spied.