Wednesday December 28, 2016

Facebook Knows A Whole Lot About Your Offline Life

This is one of those articles that makes you think about how much information there is about you floating around the internet. Easiest cure for all that? Don't use social media. Or Google. Or the internet. wink

One of us actually tried to do what Facebook suggests. While writing a book about privacy in 2013, reporter Julia Angwin tried to opt out from as many data brokers as she could. Of the 92 brokers she identified that accepted opt-outs, 65 of them required her to submit a form of identification such as a driver’s license. In the end, she could not remove her data from the majority of providers.