Facebook is still reeling from the revelation that a British firm, Cambridge Analytica, improperly used millions of its users’ data. #DeleteFacebook is trending and those in the tech world are closely watching how users react to the news.
Can the tech giant turn a new leaf? What data are we willing to give up for the convenience of platforms? And would paying for services like Facebook solve the problem?
We dig into those questions on this episode of the Week In Geek, featuring editor Todd Bishop, University of Washington tech law professor Ryan Calo and GeekWire reporters Taylor Soper and Clare McGrane.
Listen to the episode below or subscribe to the GeekWire podcast in your favorite podcast app.
This week’s stories:
- How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions
- Facebook stock plunges amid reports of Trump campaign consultants using unauthorized data from 50M users
- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg breaks silence on data breach scandal
- Should we pay for Facebook? ‘Something needs to change’ to resolve data privacy tension