How Much Facebook Knows About You
Be scared. Be VERY scared.
If you’ve ever wondered how much Facebook really knows about you then this video should scare the pants off you.
If it doesn’t then you have my sincerest condolences.
Be careful of what you ask for. That’s a lesson that Max Schrems of Vienna, Austria, learned the hard way when he sent a formal request to Facebook citing European law and asking for a copy of every piece of personal information that the world’s largest social network had collected on him.
After a wait, the 24 year-old law student got what he was seeking: a CD with all his data stored on it - 1,222 files in all. The collection of PDF format documents was roughly the length Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace but told a more mundane story: a record of Schrems’ years-long relationship with the world’s largest social network. Source
Unfortunately our laws are not as strong as Europe’s. There was a time when North America led the way with progressive laws protecting the rights of citizens. But the EU is now leaving us in the dust.
There’s something seriously wrong here and yet we just act like docile cattle.
So why is that? Good question.