Protecting Your Privacy Beyond Facebook

Safeguarding information about what you do online goes far beyond trying to lower your profile on one internet service. Legally, you are largely responsible for your own online privacy in the United States.

Although the most recent Facebook scandal has been described as a “breach” or “hack,” it’s important to note that University of Cambridge professor Aleksandr Kogan was not gaining unauthorized access when he gathered user data and sold it to Cambridge Analytica. At the time it was totally legal and within Facebook’s terms of service for Kogan to gather such data.

Source: Protecting Your Privacy Beyond Facebook | The California Report | KQED News

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