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 . . .

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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