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What Facebook Knows

What Facebook Knows
Photographs by Leah Fasten If Facebook were a country, a conceit that founder Mark Zuckerberg has entertained in public, its 900 million members would make it the third largest in the world. It would far outstrip any regime past or present in how intimately it records the lives of its citizens. Private conversations, family photos, and records of road trips, births, marriages, and deaths all stream into the company’s servers and lodge there. Facebook has collected the most extensive data set ever assembled on human social behavior. Some of your personal information is probably part of it. And yet, even as Facebook has embedded itself into modern life, it hasn’t actually done that much with what it knows about us. Few Privacy Regulations Inhibit Facebook Laws haven't kept up with the company's ability to mine its users' data. Even as Facebook has embedded itself into modern life, it hasn’t done that much with what it knows about us. Contagious Information Social Engineering Doubling Data

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