I am afraid that my patients as well as their parents are naively and freely disclosing personal information online in mediums that they trust and believe to be secure. As all the recent hacks of government and corporpate networks that information is not secure. Now it is becoming more evident that the behemoth techno companies Alphabet (Google) and Facebook (aka Instagram and WhatsApp) know too much about their users.
What this means is that even more than it is in the advertising business, Facebook is in the surveillance business. Facebook, in fact, is the biggest surveillance-based enterprise in the history of mankind. It knows far, far more about you than the most intrusive government has ever known about its citizens. It’s amazing that people haven’t really understood this about the company. I’ve spent time thinking about Facebook, and the thing I keep cominfg back to is that its users don’t realise what it is the company does. Read more in the following article.
Excerpt from “You are the product”