Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Dylan Curran — Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine.
The Guardian
Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you
Dylan Curran


Noah Way said...

Let's not forget all the data that your cell service, internet provider, bank, insurance companies, etc. have on you.

Tom Hickey said...

And let's not forget that it's all available to the gubment, although for some things they may need a warrant, at least technically.

Ryan Harris said...

The cool part, is by seeing what they are collecting, it makes it really easy to NOT be tracked when you don't want to because it's really obvious now what they track and how. Avoiding it would be a snap. If you combine, telco data, with social media, google, banking and tax data... my god you could resurrect someone from the dead.

It's pretty mundane and boring, searches and email indexes are obviously invasive and incriminating of everything I ever typed into a search bar. The only part that bothered me was my picture albums had some dead family and pets that I thought I had lost, actually spent $1,000 fixing a broken phone to get the pictures and all along Google had the photos and more that I had deleted but google kept.

Weird the world we live in where our own personal data at 10s of gigabytes is larger than all the worlds data combined before the 1970s. Wait a few more years...