The big tech news this week is obviously Facebook. I’m not going to link to anything in particular, because most of the articles about the issue don’t really do a good job of explaining the primary problem: things worked how Facebook designed them to work. FB tracks and monitors people so they can sell that information to others. This is how they make money. They have various products to slice and dice user data, get the data wholesale, etc. While they do have some naive measures to protect their user’s information, it’s clear they are not difficult to get around.
While we now know about this one case of a company getting more data than they should have, there must be more cases out there. I’m not sure if FB will change and try to take their user’s privacy more seriously, but I hope they do.
On a happier note: watch this video of people seeing the moon through a telescope and reacting to how awesome it is. (It’s also a super well made video to boot!)