Cash in exchange for access to your Privacy…
Recently a report came to light that Facebook was targeting its users for their data either by hook or by crook.
This is nothing new with Facebook as many by now know Facebook deals in the sale and purchase of user data – commonly know in the tech world as Data mining.
It would appear that Facebook has resulted to desperate measures to obtain data on its competition by proxy.
Going back as far as 2016, the tech Giant was found to be paying users some as young as 13 years old $20 a month to download Facebook Research App which it claimed was for research purposes.
The finding published by Tech crunch It was reported that Facebook’s research app allegedly collected data from users such as messages photos and information about other apps installed on their phones, web searches and location information. Basically offering access to your entire internet activities no questions asked.
“Project Atlas” Facebook’s code name for this covert operation where it used adverts to lure users to install the app that had a virtual private network with access that not only decrypts but also diverts traffic back to Facebook.
This is what Facebook refereed to as a focus group in part of their response to the findings and was a means to disrupt Facebook’s product development programmes.
In response to this news Apple wasted no time in immediately withdrawing Facebook’s certificate. Call it paying for your sins, Apple released a statement rebuking Facebook’s actions.
Apple and Facebook are currently in talks to find a solution to this huge breach of Apple’s enterprise certificate policy.
The saga continues as Senators in the United States are demanding explanation from Facebook.
Indicate in the comment section, would be in favour of or gladly give up your mobile phone internet activities to Facebook in exchange for a monthly stream of income. Also for good measure include how much you would be willing to accept from Facebook for what could be mistaken for a one sided trade deal.