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Facts that will change the way you look at Facebook

Many pundits reported last week that Cambridge Analytica acquired 50 million Facebook profiles and personal data information from a researcher in 2014. This appears to have been among the most substantial data ruptures in recent history.

Some big companies have suspended ad campaigns on Facebook following the data scandal that has seen more than $45 billion wiped off the social network’s market value this week.

 

Here’s the deal:

Facebook has gradually amplified up its security protocols and encryption methods over the years. Now they use latest end-to-end encryption, which holds promise as the best way to secure users’ posts.

End-to-end encryption

(think: end user-to-end user encryption) is a concept where communication is encrypted directly between the users of a system, whereas many systems just provide encryption between each individual user and the service provider.

 

 

It is strange that Facebook allowed something like this to happen. Many websites nowadays take serious measures to ensure that personal data is secured. But what now, when the biggest and most powerful social media got robbed of several million personal data files? Are users personal information safe at other places, like on Twitter or at Online Casino, or at Tinder? The answer is yes.

Facebook made an internal error, so personal data on other social networks or other places where users leave that kind of information are safe. Of course, you should always look what kind of safety those sites have. On the web, you can find lists of those safe websites that will keep your personal data safe. More information about how to choose safe and reputable casino could be found here.

What’s the bottom line?

Facebook is arguably the most valuable data repository on earth. According to Facebook statement, personal data from several hundred thousand users was originally collected by a lecturer named Aleksandr Kogan in 2013 for a personality quiz app. At the time Kogan collected the data legitimately, but later he violated Facebook’s terms by passing the information to Cambridge Analytica.

 

 

When the story leaked, Facebook leadership failed to respond quickly. The public outcry was so loud that both Zuckerberg and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg made their statements this week. In that statement, they said that changes will be made to the platform so a similar exploit would never happen again. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said and we quote: “We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you”. Have in mind that today almost 60% of the web is now encrypted. More about it you can read in Wired.com website.

Well, Mark, we tend to agree with you on that one. Facebook is the biggest and the most popular social network, but Facebook isn’t irreplaceable. Facebook depends on their users and if people lose faith in Facebook, dark times will come for Mark and his CEO’s.

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