Facebook knows the company can get away with murder– murdering privacy rights. Wil Gomez:
Apple collects information from customers, too, but it isn’t part of the business model, so our favorite iPhone and Mac maker can afford to anonymize the information. Data collection still benefits Apple, still benefits app developers, and, in the long run, benefits Apple’s customers– you and I– without invading our privacy or manipulating our behavior.
The business model depends upon collecting and using and selling user information, so Facebook has collected– and used– as much as possible; legally or otherwise. And without divulging how it has been used.
Would users care?