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RT's Boom Bust
share their data with owner
Facebook or leave the platform
altogether, have drawn the ire of many users, and even fellow tech
Boom Bust is joined by legal journalist
America's Lawyer to break down how one of the world's
popular messengers could use your data, and why it essentially needs
She says that harvesting
such a large amount of information could be necessary for
advertising purposes, despite the company not wanting to say it
"They say they want
to use it in a variety of ways - to help refine, customize,
respond, all of these fantastic descriptors.
But really it doesn't
say much, except that they want our data so that they can, you
know, know how to best get into our pocketbooks" she said.
"The real thing I think needs to happen is that people need to
be able to sell their data.
If it's so valuable,
why can't we capitalize on it ourselves?" Barrows added.