How Facebook Can Be Revolutionized By A New Killer App For Cyber Security
In the testimony, Facebook was described as a “digital gangster” and was questioned about the use of its data. The investigation into Cambridge Analytica somehow turned into an investigation on the role of social media in social engineering. During the investigations, it turned out that Facebook had a data base of over 87 million Facebook users. It was also found that Cambridge Analytica had received information from the Obama campaign, based on Facebook data. The data of over 50 million Facebook users was used by the third party to influence elections, using the method of micro-targeted psychological profiling of voters.
A lot was learned during the investigations and while there is no one answer to a complicated question, we are now in a better position to identify what problems exist and the obstacles preventing user access to their own data.
Facebook users have been subjected to the conditions of service without their consent. If users do not give their consent, then data from the social networking site should not be used for micro-targeting and it should also not be shared with third parties. Facebook’s overriding objective is to promote its own profile.