Just watched #TheGreatHack on #Netflix. What I appreciated about this #documentary on #Facebook and the whole #CambridgeAnalytica scandal, is that it's one of the few #privacy #documentaries to get that protecting personal data isn't just about not seeing personalized ads for stuff you're more likely to want. It's about protecting ourselves from mass psychological manipulation and behavior modification techniques. These are techniques that actually work *best* when people believe they don't.


@Blort I see it a hard problem that some good people seem to be missing the point. The problem is not data gathering or analysing, the problem is illegal data transfer and use. While it sounds ultimately good to prevent data gathering it doesn't work: people do want the results of the data analisation. The fight shall be centered on limited data gathering, anonymisation and ultimately controlling data use, which is where is heading. IMHO.

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