Facebook doesn’t care about your privacy
Since before founding Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for violating the privacy of others. The first time was in 2003 when he used unauthorized photos of Harvard students in the first prototype of his social network called Facemash.
He apologized again in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, signed a behavior adjustment agreement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2011, and since then, several times he has apologized for different aspects of the way user data is collected. Every time he said he was sorry and that he would try hard to change.
That is what happened again this week when Mark Zuckerberg went to Capitol Hill and faced two days of questioning about Facebook business activities, users privacy and the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica.
Zuckerberg's trip to the US Congress comes after the scandal of improper data manipulation of 87 million users by Cambridge Analytica, a political marketing agency that worked for Donald Trump during the 2016 election race and the UK exit campaign Brexit.
What's different now? At the age of 33, has Zuckerberg finally realized that his company must submit to human laws and take the natural responsibilities of a monopoly that gathers countless information about the lives of 2 billion people, even if they do not register on the network?
Hard to believe. Just look at his evasive answers to find that his nearly five-hour statement was nothing more than a public relations initiative. The market applauded and Zuckerberg leaves the Capitol Hill 3 billion dollars richer. He did not fool the users though, who are now more aware of Facebook's activities.
Facebook may not care about your privacy, the same way it does for its top tear executives who have a special unmonitored account, but unfortunately for them, users are in the end humans, and will always want their unconditional right for privacy.