With the news that a data firm was given access to the personal information of 87 million Facebook users, the ramifications were widely felt. For many, this was a wakeup call about how easily social data can be accessed without their consent. While back in the early 2000s, people were afraid to put information online, now the average person has become accustomed to regularly giving up their personal data without a lot of thought. However, Cambridge Analytica-gate may be the beginning of a different way of thinking about personal data on a large scale.
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