Gebhart said that privacy is increasingly a selling point for technology users, but for social media companies, data abuses are a feature, not a bug.
“This is about the entire web surveillance-based and advertising-powered business model,” she said. “Facebook is just the worst or best at it, depending on your view of surveillance.”
Source: Facebook Data Scandal Has Left Zuckerberg Isolated in Tech – Bloomberg
There it is – the surveillance and propaganda business model.
Versus creating real products and services that people are willing to pay for with money. Instead, we pay for them by giving all of our personal information to unknown third parties – without even realizing that is what we are doing.