Facebook under fire for peddling your private messages – and isn’t sorry, by Howard Kurtz.
The latest Facebook mess feels different. …
An investigative piece in yesterday’s New York Times involves a very different kind of ethical breach — one that critics say rises to outright betrayal.
Facebook is merchandizing access to your private messages.
That is like a gut punch — the one area on the post-everything site where its more than 2 billion users felt assured they had absolute privacy.
And yet, documents obtained by the Times show the company granted Netflix and Spotify the ability to read confidential messages.
Never mind that you might have been writing about sensitive financial matters or emotional issues, or didn’t want anyone to know about your relationship with that person. …
The Facebook privacy infringements are a self-inflicted wound. They reflect an insatiable drive for profits that goes well beyond the bargain we all make in allowing our public information to be marketed to advertisers.