Facebook recently urged to disclose how it collected data on ‘insecure’ youth

In a recent Sky news article, it was revealed that Facebook has allowed it’s advertisers to target vulnerable young people who are feeling “worthless” and “insecure”. It revealed that the company collected sensitive data on young users’ emotions and “mood shifts” and allowed advertisers to “target them at their most vulnerable”, according to the report. Pretty shocking stuff and another example of why people are becoming more and more wary of social media platforms attempts to monetise their service. More worrying is the type of company that would want to use that data to promote their products in that way. A stronger moral compass is definately required.

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Full Sky article is here:

http://news.sky.com/story/facebook-urged-to-disclose-how-it-collected-data-on-insecure-youth-10871589

 

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