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“By continuing the process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes, writing about the effects of a seemingly small amount of inflation every year.

The Next Big Facebook Privacy Scandal May Be About To Hit

The Cambridge Analytica data breach was, without a doubt, one of the biggest scandals Facebook ever dealt with. However, new information and new rumors indicate it is only the beginning of more revelations of privacy invasions, perhaps many, many more such revelations. Indeed, it now looks as if Cambridge Analytica perhaps was only the tip of an iceberg.

This week, Facebook suspended a Boston-based analytics firm called Crimson Hexagon for “building surveillance tools.”

On its website, Crimson Hexagon says it can provide its clients with “instant access to over one trillion consumer conversations from social media, forums, blogs, reviews and more.” The company has worked with major companies like Adidas, Samsung and Twitter, the U.S. government, and, alarmingly, a Russian nonprofit with ties to the Russian government.

For more information, read an article by Mallory Locklear in the Engadget web site at: https://tinyurl.com/yammpqnj.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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