Technological Paranoia Is Real: Facebook Is Not The Only Company Watching You

By Maria Loreto of The Fresh Toast

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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About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Feltman founded the U.S. and European Conflict Indexes in 1988. The indexes have predicted the winner of every U.S. presidential election beginning in 1988, plus the outcome of several European elections. In May of 2010, the Conflict Index was used by university students in Egypt. The Index predicted the fall of the Mubarak government within the next year.
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