Privacy

It's time to rethink how much information companies collect about you online

It's time to rethink how much information companies collect about you online

Companies on the internet collect a lot of data on consumers β€” the information we give away for free to companies like Facebook, Google and lesser known ones like Nielsen and Acxion is transformed from simple questions we type into the search bar and photos of summer vacations into location trails, metadata and other money-making data forms. According to IBM, 90 percent of the internet’s data was created in the past two months, likely aided by the rise of social networks and internet-connected devices.

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Zuckerberg's Facebook testimony was either a disaster or success, depending on how you look at it

Zuckerberg's Facebook testimony was either a disaster or success, depending on how you look at it

Though the hearings could  be considered a utter disaster when you take into account he fact that most people asking the questions were ill-informed, unprepared and just stupid. But in the same sense the purpose of the hearings was to provide some clarity of how the company operates, and in the process the value of Facebook rose more than $17 billion

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