New Years Resolution:
Privacy breaches, data leaks, everything politics. It’s time to turn it off.
In October, the tech giant revealed a security flaw exposed up to 50 million accounts to being breached by hackers. For perspective, there are an estimated 307 million people on Facebook (about 16% of total accounts exposed.) This is just shortly after a voter profiling firm was able to access millions of user’s private data. Oh yeah, Facebook also allowed Microsoft’s Bing search engine to see the names of virtually all Facebook users’ friends without consent, and gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read Facebook users’ private messages.
“People’s privacy and security is incredibly important, and we’re sorry this happened,” A representative of the company said.
*Insert facepalm emoji*
Doesn’t it feel like we’ve heard all of this before? Does it matter?
It does to me. I deleted the app from my phone. I still have an account I can check from a web browser. I’m not 100% ready for a cold-turkey exit, but it’s a start.