“Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be protecting that data...Zuckerberg, along with his board and management team, found ways to tap Facebook’s trove of user data — including information about friends, relationships and photos — as leverage over companies it partnered with.
In some cases, Facebook would reward favored companies by giving them access to the data of its users. In other cases, it would deny user-data access to rival companies or apps…All the while, Facebook was formulating a strategy to publicly frame these moves as a way of protecting user privacy.” Yep, you heard that right - Facebook is literally using your personal data as currency with third-party app developers. Though no personal data of users was ever actually sold for financial gain to Facebook - this line of thinking sets a very dangerous precedent. Head on over to @nbcnews to read the whole report, and head over to our website to start taking back control of your data. Unless you’d rather someone else make money off of it!
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