Obviously, when someone is on the Facebook site or is using the Facebook app, the company collects prodigious amounts of data for analytics, as well as your communications with your social network. Facebook apps include all Facebook-owned properties and applications such as Messenger and Instagram, which function as disparate platforms but collect data in the same way and use it for advertising intel.
Facebook’s data misuse is so pervasive that a California law firm recently launched a class action lawsuit based on evidence that users’ personal data and privacy may have been compromised due to Facebook’s third-party data sharing. The lawsuit specifically focuses on the “This is my digital life” app and an online survey that was supposed to only be available when the survey taker shared it. The suit alleges that GSR’s Aleksandr Kogan gathered the data and sold it to Cambridge Analytica.
About Acreto IoT Security
Acreto IoT Security delivers advanced security for IoT Ecosystems, from the cloud. IoTs are slated to grow to 50 Billion by 2021. Acreto’s Ecosystem security protects all Clouds, users, applications, and purpose-built IoTs that are unable to defend themselves in-the-wild. The Acreto platform offers simplicity and agility, and is guaranteed to protect IoTs for their entire 8-20 year lifespan. The company is founded and led by an experienced management team, with multiple successful cloud security innovations. Learn more by visiting Acreto IoT Security on the web at acreto.io or on Twitter @acretoio.