A Lesson To Learn From Facebook Data Leak
On April 4th 2018, Facebook says the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the US, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.
Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told reporters he accepted blame for the data leak, which has angered users, advertisers and lawmakers, while also saying he was still the right person to head the company he founded. "When you're building something like Facebook that is unprecedented in the world, there are going to be things that you mess up," Zuckerberg said, adding that the important thing was to learn from mistakes.
Facebook first acknowledged last month that personal information about millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica.
London-based Cambridge Analytica, which has counted US President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign among its clients, disputed Facebook's estimate of affected users. It said in a tweet on Wednesday it received no more than 30 million records from a researcher it hired to collect data about people on Facebook.
Facebook came to the higher estimate by looking at the number of people who had downloaded a personality quiz app created by Cambridge University academic Aleksandr Kogan, or about 270,000 people, and then adding in the number of friends they had. Cambridge Analytica has said that it engaged Kogan "in good faith" to collect Facebook data in a manner similar to how other third-party app developers have harvested personal information.
Zuckerberg said Facebook should have done more to audit and oversee third-party app developers like the one Cambridge Analytica hired in 2014.
Why Choose A Safe Spy Software Is Important?
In recent years, some spy software vendors published a so called cloud based PC monitoring software. The customer can download a client app from the vendor and install it on the target computer. The client will periodically sychronize log data from the PC to the vendor's web server. The customer can open a web page and log in an online account provided by the vendor and check logs at any time. That sounds perfect and convenient?
Convenience sacrifice your privacy, even your family or your company's privacy! The vendor of the spy software may be ethical and professional, and they may not peep your data stored on their servers as promised. But, what about their internet service provider, the web hosting company? What about their paid advertisors? Is the data analyzing script provided by their advertisors and data analysis companies really safe? Data collecting for companies like Cambridge Analytica is just a blink of an eye, not mentioning the possibility of data leak caused by some random hacker attack! This is out of their control.
Facebook's data leak still left a bitter taste in our mouth. You spy on your child, your employee or your family out of good motive. However, choosing an unreliable spying media may put a shadow on it. We understand the importance of privacy and privacy protection. It is just like air we breathe, the sunshine we bath and the food we eat everyday. That is why we refuse to change our product to cloud based. Technically, it is not difficult to make it happen. But it will put your log data into potential danger. That is absolutely not acceptable!
We DON'T store any of your logs on our server. It is better safe than sorry! You take full control of your own data. Our computer spy software SpyKing PC Spy sends all your logs directly to your own email or FTP server you appoint and trust. It avoids the possibility of data exploited by a third party company, like Cambridge Analytica. So, there is no need to wonder if your family or company's data is safe all day. You will have your peace of mind.
The price of our PC spy software is very competitive. The payment of our product is a one time charge. On the contrary, some cloud based spy software companies usually charge their customers monthly, quarterly or yearly, which is obviously over priced. The money you paid is basically used on the maintanence of their data server. As their internet service providers and hosting companies charge them constantly, they charge you constantly. In other words, if you choose a PC spy software like that, you are actually paying for third party companies to use your private data.
April 12, 2018 Published by Walter Simpson