Facebook Along With Google Are Loosing Their Trust With Users Data: Lets See Why?

People have been trusting big firms such as Google and Facebook with their data for years. They have offered their location data to Google and information about their preferences to Facebook so they can be targeted with so-called ‘personalized’ advertising. But these companies are proving that they can not be trusted with people’s data. Facebook Along With Google Are Loosing Their Trust With Users Data: Lets See Why?

Facebook Along With Google Are Loosing Their Trust With Users Data: Lets See Why?

Facebook and Google have been exploited by tRecently, Facebook has admitted a massive data breach affecting over 50 million people. The social media giant was quick to report the incident, which enabled hackers to exploit a weakness in Facebook’s code to access the ‘View As’ privacy tool. However, it failed to provide clear advice to users following the breach and confusion reigned about who, exactly, had been affected and the nature of data compromised.

Of course, this wasn’t the first time Facebook had seen a breach of user data. In March this year, it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica had exploited Facebook to harvest millions of people’s profiles. The social media network had not alerted users when it discovered the breach.

Google+ has also been shut down after the discovery of a security bug that left private profile data exposed leaving its users shocked and disappointed.

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Security breaches will continue to take place, but trust in technology companies is falling. If the likes of Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon want people to continue to use their services, they need to demonstrate how they protect data. If an event does happen, their response is what matters. With the regulatory authorities imposing huge fines for firms that fail to safeguard user data, perhaps things will improve. For now, it’s up to users to decide which technology companies they trust.

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