Facebook sued for allegedly enabling housing discrimination

Facebook sued for allegedly enabling housing discrimination

Facebook sued for allegedly enabling housing discrimination

Others, including some of my friends, learned from the file that Facebook knew a lot more about them than they thought.

The vulnerability went viral last week when a Twitter user, Dylan McKay, tweeted about his findings after downloading a data archive from Facebook.

This is rather surprising, considering the perceived popularity of the #DeleteFacebook movement which has been trending on social media platforms such as Facebook ever since-the likes of the WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton and Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk have also waded into the debate, urging users to exit Facebook by deleting their accounts, business pages and more.

The American Civil Liberties Union warns people that Facebook's default settings mean that when a friend uses an app or takes a quiz, the quiz- or app-maker can peer into your profile, even if you've made it private.

First, you must be on the desktop version of Facebook.

Facebook may tell you to enter your password, as well as your email, so that it can notify you when your archive is ready for download.

And there you have it.

Facebook has rolled out a new Messenger update that is mostly oriented towards group chats. Yeah, something like that.

If I opted in, how do I get out? . Apps like Facebook were able to see this information thanks to an older Android API. You could argue that Facebook's previous settings and policies weren't doing that.

The beleaguered company, already facing three global inquiries and four lawsuits for sharing the information of 50 million users with a political data analytics firm, has confirmed it recorded the phone calls and personal messages of many of its users but argued they had "expressly agreed" to handing over the information and it helped provide them with a "better experience" online. The NFHA says that the social media platform allows landlords and real estate brokers to exclude marginalized groups like families with children and women from seeing their housing ads based on the information those people have listed on their Facebook accounts.

I am one of those people and what I've discovered has left me somewhat shocked.

Even if Facebook users agree to share this data, their friends whose numbers or text messages are being collected nearly certainly have not. In some cases it might be a matter of simple mistakes; in other cases I think I might have intentionally given Facebook bad data.

Facebook said on Sunday that it does not collect the content of calls or text messages, and that information is securely stored. The problem is that its business model, unlike Apple's, depends on exploiting its users' data. And even more troubling is what pretty much any third-party application can do with this data accessed through Facebook.

The long and short of it is if you want to keep using Facebook, there's no getting around the fact some of your data and information will be collected by the platform.

-All my searches on Facebook over the years, the names of my followers and facial recognition of me and my friends.

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