The conversation will be weaponized: Why Facebook, Slack and Cambridge Analytica are the future

The conversation will be weaponized: Why Facebook, Slack and Cambridge Analytica are the future

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They’re out again in force, the #deleteFacebook brigade. In the wake of Mark Zuckerberg’s belated Thursday acknowledgement (one couldn’t really call it an apology) that his company erred in letting Cambridge Analytica acquire deep psychological data on at least 50 million Americans — data that could have helped Trump win a tight election — many users have reached boiling pointThis time, they say, Zuck has gone too farThis time, they’re out. 

I have great sympathies for this crew. I too would like to believe we can somehow pour the genie back into the bottle. That we could roll back a global network that has literally two billion people in its thrall, or that we could all simultaneously hop over to the network next door. But we just can’t. It’s too late. Zuck won, whether or not he ends up with more FTC oversight. And already there are other successful companies copying his tactics.   Read more…

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Source: Mashable | The conversation will be weaponized: Why Facebook, Slack and Cambridge Analytica are the future

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