Facebook said Wednesday that most of its 2 billion users likely have had their public profiles scraped by outsiders without the users’ explicit permission, dramatically raising the stakes in a privacy controversy that has dogged the company for weeks, spurred investigations in the United States and Europe, and sent the company’s stock price tumbling.
It seems likely that more than just “public” data was taken. Facebook is not telling anyone what was taken (why the secrecy?)
It seems highly likely that the vast amount of private data, detailed in my other post, was also taken, through the “Apps Others Use” data theft system built by Facebook. Effectively, everything everyone ever posted, Liked, plus Facebook’s assessment of each of us – was lifted by potentially hundreds of thousands of apps.
Apps were also able to scrape the posts and profiles of private groups.
Their privacy violations have been vast. It is difficult to see how Facebook remains a sustainable business.
Mark Zuckerbeg is a lying scoundrel.