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Reading: ★ Facebook: Free as in Bullshit

From ★ Facebook: Free as in Bullshit

Yay to John for unpacking fb’s arguments against privacy and for data collecion.

Facebook’s argument is along the lines of arguing that the police shouldn’t crack down on burglaries because doing so might hurt pawn shops that have been thriving during a years-long crime spree. The information used for tracking belongs to the users whose behavior and interests is being tracked, not to Facebook and the companies, no matter how small and noble, who advertise with them.