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Facebook Users Would Have to Pay for Total Privacy

In an interview with NBC’s Today show, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said that users who wished to entirely stop the social media platform from making money from their personal data would have to pay for the privilege, if the option were to be made available.

“Could you come up with a tool that said, ‘I do not want Facebook to use my personal profile data to target me for advertising.’?” Sandberg was asked by Today’s Savannah Guthrie. “Could you have an opt-out button – ‘Please don’t use my profile data for advertising’?”

“We have different forms of opt-out,” Sandberg replied. “We don’t have an opt-out at the highest level. That would be a paid product.”

It seems ludicrous that users would have to pay to keep Facebook from selling the private information of those users. Shouldn’t Facebook be PAYING users for the privilege of selling personal information?

You can read the full article by David Z. Morris in Fortune’s web site at:

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

2 replies

  1. Will greed never end??? What happened to honesty and fair play and the handshake in business ventures?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. If you are not paying for the product then you are the product. Another way of viewing this is, there is no such thing as a free lunch.

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