The recent news around Cambridge Analytica taking user data provided by Facebook and the subsequent lack of transparency by the social network is unacceptable. It won't surprise anyone that I can't justify having an account with such a company.
Okay, I know what the half dozen of you (if I'm lucky) are thinking. "Joe you're posting this on a blog. It's public what's the big deal?" As an owner of this website there are certain protections under the law when publishing content.
- I have full ownership of this content
- Mining my website for personal information has limited usefulness
- I can share what I want, when I want and how I want
If you've followed me on Facebook and Instragram, thanks. You can still catch me on Google+ and Twitter (at least until those platforms make me re-think my participation in their business models).