the Facebook scandal

My note: In the last week, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica were in the middle of the scandal; where they both in kahoot by misappropriating 30K user’s data and trying to manipulate Western voters? Now, Cambridge Analytica is pointing to a Moldovan-born, Russian (St. Petersburg’s University) teaching recipient of Russian government grants. Is there a “Russian” connection? Are all culprits innocent, as they claim, or hey are hiding something?
This issue becomes the epitome of our class: social media issue, turning into a global issue.
What are your thoughts about it?

It is remarkable, reading Kogan, to hear him repeat literally the strong advice by Aral Balkan (shared in this blog: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/lib290/2018/03/01/duckduckgo-privacy-free-service/) and resonated by Dr. Cal Newport (also shared in this blog http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/lib290/2018/03/05/quit-social-media/), namely – the FREE offers by the big tech companies (Facebook, Google, Amazon etc.) are NOT free, you pay with your privacy…
What is your take on this issue? Do you follow [and support] #quitfacebook #deletefacebook?

Facebook scandal: I am being used as scapegoat – academic who mined data

Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan says he is being unfairly blamed by Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

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