Are you considering deleting or deactivating your Facebook account?
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After the revelation that Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining firm affiliated with Donald Trump's presidential campaign, had improperly harvested the data of tens of millions of Facebook users, a #DeleteFacebook movement emerged as people questioned whether they want to continue to entrust the social media platform with their personal data.
USA Today reported this week that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was deactivating his Facebook account (not actually deleting it because he didn’t want to relinquish his “stevewoz” screen name).
“Users provide every detail of their life to Facebook and … Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this,” Wozniak told USA Today an an email. “The profits are all based on the user’s info, but the users get none of the profits back.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week that there hasn’t been a dramatic dropoff in Facebook users in spite of the movement. But this week, we’d like to ask you: Are you considering deactivating or deleting your Facebook account?
Answer in the comments.
Read the answers to last week’s question: Do you belong to any social groups for lawyers?
Posted by Atty: “I play on a softball team in a league made up of law offices. It’s a good way to catch up with people I haven’t seen in a while and also fun to play softball poorly. (Though some of the firms do need to calm down and realize the ump’s calls are not appealable.)”
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