Facebook is under fire due to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which an app called “thisisyourdigitalife” shared the private information of over 50 million people. But Facebook isn’t the only company that’s had trouble with authorities over breaches of privacy. In fact, it joins a long list of scandals where lax security measures resulted in private information being accessed by third parties.
A story published in 2014 claimed that Uber employees used the God View tool to spy on customers, including politicians, ex-partners, and obviously Beyonce. Uber got in trouble with the FCC and allegedly fired the employees responsible, while also abandoning the God View tool for good. Still, it’s shocking that this scandal didn’t affect Uber’s business in more notorious ways.
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Mashable reports that these breaches of privacy keep happening because your data is worth money. According to a study, more than 70 percent of smartphone apps are reporting your personal data to companies such as Google Analytics and Facebook graph API.
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