Facebook Gets Serious About Users’ Privacy. Not.
I’m gonna guess that I’m not the first one to receive the Facebook notification, “you have a new friend suggestion,” and think it came from the prospective new friend.
And because I’m a nice guy, and didn’t want to offend a genuine, real-life acquaintance, clicked on the button to become Facebook friends.
Only after hitting “Send” did I belatedly realize it was Facebook mining my data, then “helpfully” making suggestions based on the number of overlapping friends I already share with other Facebook users.
Somehow, I’m dubious that Facebook has gotten religion about policing users’ privacy, and is now going to clean up its act.
P.S.: Wall Street agrees — Facebook’s stock has already recovered more than 2/3 of its post-Cambridge Analytica plunge.