Why Are You Still Using Facebook?
Facebook leaked your data and didn't tell you about it. What a surprise!
Another day, another reason to stop using Facebook.
What does that mean?
If you gave Facebook your mobile number, email, and location, there is a high chance that information is circulating on the web now.
Yay, that’s fun! NOOOT! 😠
According to Business Insider, “the leaked data could provide valuable information to cybercriminals who use people's personal information to impersonate them or scam them into handing over login credentials, according to Alon Gal, CTO of cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock, who first discovered the entire trough of leaked data online on Saturday.”
Facebook has turned into an evil corporation that (seemingly) doesn’t give a shit about its users.
While this leak may (or may not) lead to a class-action lawsuit won’t make much difference.
Facebook will continue to do Facebook things.
Trying to collect as much data as possible, lying to its users about the extent of its data harvesting, and coming up with new ways to get your data. That seems to be the Facebook way.
And with its planned digital currency, Diem, Zucks wants to get his hands on your financial data too.
Good luck using “Facebook coin.” I won’t.
The point of this week’s issue is not (just) to shit on Facebook. It’s to highlight how insecure your data is.
I know, it’s too late with Facebook. We all stupidly gave Zucks our data over a decade ago before we had the foresight to see what he will do with it and to what extent.
Going forward, however, we can do better.
If you still want to use Facebook - for business purposes for example - go ahead. Just be mindful of what data you share on the platform, its applications, and its messaging services.
Facebook stores and owns all that data as soon as you type it in. Don’t forget that!
Peace, love & anarchy,