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Facebook insists “users are not the product” in controversial new statement

26 days ago   |   By TechRadar

If you thought using Facebook was free, think again. The age-old adage of “there's no such thing as a free lunch” holds true for Facebook's business model, which many pundits have argued it build on trading users' personal data as currency. And what the social media platform does - or allows others to do - with that data has recently copped a lot of criticism in the wake of the ongoing Cambridge Analytica Scandal. Facebook has a tough fight ahead of it as it tries to restore its name and win back public trust, and the latest shot in that war is an official blog post titled “Hard Questions”...
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Facebook insists you're not the product and claims it's not selling your data to anyone

Facebook insists you're not the product and claims it's not selling your data to anyone

26 days ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

Curious whether your data is sold to Facebook advertisers? Well, that's a hard question for Facebook, and the company has published a blog post on the matter.
In it, it insists that you are not the product and that it's not selling your data to anyone. Just because Facebook says that, however, doesn't mean it's necessarily true. What's clear is that you can't opt out of ads completely, as long as you want to use Facebook.
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