Wednesday, November 22, 2017

HEADLINE NEWS: Facebook is, in a word, incorrigible

November 19, 2017
The more data it has on offer, the more value it creates for advertisers. That means it has no incentive to police the collection or use of that data — except when negative press or regulators are involved. Facebook is free to do almost whatever it wants with your personal information, and has no reason to put safeguards in place.

November 21, 2017
ProPublica revealed earlier this year that Facebook allowed housing advertisers to target ads at white people and provided other racist segmentation options. Facebook promised to build a system that would spot and eliminate these ads, but a new investigation demonstrates that it failed to do so.

Just in case someone needs a vocabulary lesson.

Source:  Merriam-Webster

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