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Facebook data breach concerns: Is there any way left to save social media?

Facebook can't stop monetizing our personal data for the same reason that Starbucks can't stop selling coffee - it's the heart of the enterprise

Amid data breach of 50 mn Facebook users, can social media be saved?
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Facebook requires proof of identity to shut down an impostor account but none to set one up

Kevin Roose | NYT
I don’t need to tell you that something is wrong with social media.

You’ve probably experienced it yourself. Maybe it’s the way you feel while scrolling through your Twitter feed — anxious, twitchy, a little world weary — or your unease when you see a child watching YouTube videos, knowing she’s just a few algorithmic nudges away from a rabbit hole filled with lunatic conspiracies and gore. Or maybe it was this month’s Facebook privacy scandal, which reminded you that you’ve entrusted the most intimate parts of your digital life to a profit-maximizing surveillance machine.

Our growing discomfort with our

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First Published: Mar 30 2018 | 11:32 AM IST

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