Facebook & Cambridge Analytica Saga : Here is what the Stalwarts are saying
The social media giant Facebook is confronted by tremendous controversies after the breakthrough news came in the limelight last week, resulting in 9 percent drop-down of its shares.
Uk based analysis firm Cambridge Analytica, best known for campaigning 2016 presidential election of U.S. President Donald Trump, has been accused to use 50 million Facebook users data without their consent. If the speculation of utilizing this data for Trump’s election victory and the Brexit vote to be proved, then it will have a huge socio-economic impact.
As the lawmakers in the U.S. and the U.K, are questioning their business ethics and demanding CEO Mark Zuckerberg explain his company’s practices, we present some views going on strongly on Twitter :
This is such a shocking story in its details.
We shrug off #DataPrivacy because we think it's basically inconsequential to our real lives. But the impact of #CambridgeAnalytica just began to be felt in 2015 and spread to 50 MILLION or 1 in 6 Americans.
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) March 17, 2018
Wonderful quote from a researcher interviewed by the FT, about the 50mn Facebook users whose data was harvested by #CambridgeAnalytica:
— Lukas Neckermann (@LNeckermann) March 20, 2018
— M.O. Gewaltig (@gewaltig) March 20, 2018
@chrisinsilico , the #CambridgeAnalytica whistleblower who revealed 50 millions Facebook files taken in record breach is now blocked by #Facebook to access his personal account, messenger, & Instagram. #Socialmedia platforms run their own fiefdom & they can throttle voice. pic.twitter.com/uoLdwKAopb
— Kumar Manish (@kumarmanish9) March 21, 2018
Wow. This thread is powerful and important. And computer science is having that moment of reckoning now. Facebook and Cambridge Analytica is only the tip of the iceberg. https://t.co/6C0Kw1Dt74
— Tim O'Reilly (@timoreilly) March 19, 2018
"By October, the relationship between Mr. Stamos and Ms. Sandberg had deteriorated over how to handle Russian interference on Facebook and how best to reorganize Facebook’s security team before the midterm elections" https://t.co/CqlgTch9Go by @nicoleperlroth @sheeraf
— Hamza Shaban (@hshaban) March 21, 2018
I don’t have well-formed ideas on any of these. I’m just asking questions. Don’t read my own views into any of this:
1) say you decide to delete Facebook. Must you also delete Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger? Why or why not?
2) must you delete twitter? YouTube? Why or why not?
— Farhad Manjoo: DO NOT CONGRATULATE (@fmanjoo) March 21, 2018
Facebook is now under investigation by the FTC. Key question is whether they violated the consent decree from 2011, when they were last busted for privacy violations #CorporateRecidivism #DeleteFacebook https://t.co/feOZWKMSsR
— DHH (@dhh) March 20, 2018
— Gate 15 (@Gate_15_Analyst) March 21, 2018
— YourStory (@YourStoryCo) March 21, 2018
Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica’s access to its platform, this act truly brings to the surface the never-ending data security concern of common masses yet again.
The views are not our own.
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