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Should we boycott Facebook because of Cambridge Analytica? Show more Show less

Cambridge Analytica is a British political consulting firm. In March, allegations broke that CA obtained private information from an estimated 50 million Facebook users without their permission. This data was then shared with third parties, including Donald Trump’s presidential campaign during the 2016 US Presidential Elections. The issue has raised concerns about privacy in the age of Big Data, and has sparked calls to increase the regulatory oversight over firms like Facebook.

Ignore it: Storm in a teacup Show more Show less

Move along. Nothing to see here.
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Everybody's doing it

Facebook isn't alone, almost every company on the planet is collecting data in this way.
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