The Decentralists

Hot Topix: Facebook Loses Face...Again

April 08, 2021 Mike Cholod, Henry Karpus & Chris Trottier
The Decentralists
Hot Topix: Facebook Loses Face...Again
Show Notes

Another year, another Facebook data breach. Last week, 533 million Facebook users had their data leaked online—names, phone numbers, locations, birth dates, and email addresses.

 Of course, Facebook is downplaying the problem, saying it is an old breach that was fixed two years ago.

After numerous privacy issues and fines by the FTC, we’re skeptical that this is the last privacy scandal from Facebook.

How big is this data breach?

How likely will there be another?

Why is Facebook so vulnerable to data breaches?

Should we keep trusting Facebook with our personal information or are we—to paraphrase 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, “dumb f*cks” for placing faith in the social network?