Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Facebook Helping Advertisers See What You're Talking About
The simple fact is that when you sign up for an account on any type of social media, all of the personal data you input to sign up for your account is then left on the servers of that social media platform. The companies looking to advertise on the social media networks are then able to pay large lump sums to gain access to a certain level of personal information, such as your age for age group targeted ads. This has to raise some level of concern for some people.
With current topics in the air, such as Net Neutrality, it's very easy to see how some see this as a huge privacy concern.
Is it going to come to a point where Facebook faces a legal issue based on internet privacy? Maybe we will have to have protection via different and updated forms of computer security. Are you comfortable with needing to encrypt everything on your computer just to make sure that you yourself are in control of your personal data and information on the different social media networks?
It may be just companies and advertisements, but we've definitely seen certain social media platforms get out of hand with their so called "targeting". How do you feel about this access to your information? Do you think the time might be coming where you need to ramp up your internet security?