INTERNET EFFECTS: Facebook Collects, Follows, Stalks, Buys

Facebook collects ninety-eight data points on each its nearly two billion users.”

Facebook also follows users across the Internet, disregarding their `do not track’ settings as it stalks them.”

[Facebook] also buys personnel information from some of the five thousand data brokers worldwide. . . .”

These quotes are from Sue Halpern, “They Have, Right Now, Another You“, New York Review of Books, 12/22/2016, p. 32.

About georgebeam

George Beam is an educator and author. The perspectives that inform his interpretations of the topics of this blog–-as well as his other writings and university courses -–are system analysis, behaviorism, and Internet effects. Specific interests include quality management, methodology, and politics. He is Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Administration; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Political Science; and, previously, Head, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago
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