Facebook continues to get people to place all of their personal
information into their "database." In one of the many changes that
Facebook makes, Facebook says they will start to sell AGGREGATED
information to those who want it. People will assume it is about them,
only, but what they don't realize is Facebook has already created
enormous relationship graphs, not just of people who "know" other
people, but of married couples, couples in relationships, those who
say they are family members, etc. They also create graphs based on the
common names people create for their "personal lists."
How many people have, say, "Fam" as a list, or "bootie calls" as a
list or...? How many "pages" to people "like"? How many are associated
with churches, businesses, personalities, causes, diseases, sports,
television shows, etc? There will be an uproar but the graphs are
created or are able to be created at the push of a graphics button.
And how many pictures have you tagged? You already know Facebook has
basic facial recognition software that is accurate enough.
Wow. Did you like a financial company? Why would you like a financial
company if you are not a customer?
Do you think your deleted page really is deleted?
So they sell the aggregated data or the "analytics" that Facebook
created to derive the information you want. But they also provide the
API that lets you plug in your own analytics, and although the data is
supposed to be anonymized, there are bugs, and face it, Facebook gets
Meanwhile, for years, financial institutions have been getting hacked
for information and money and have paid ransoms to cyber-thieves to
"get information back." We all know your credit card has been
compromised because the credit card processing middleman was hacked.
And those Linux systems that are all over the Internet? A major Linux
software repository has been hacked and has yet to come back on-line
because analysis is still begin done to determine what code was
Meanwhile, all of the anti-virus vendors have code that "phones home"
for updates and uploads computer architecture and usage information.
Kapersky anti-virus, a major AV maker today, was created by a former
KGB agent. Did you install just an anti-virus system or are you now
one node in a Bot Net?
And then one day, someone has enough of Goldman Sachs and pays a cyber
team to awaken the bots...