Lobbying It’s no secret that Facebook knows a lot about its users. Just how much can still startle, however, as is evident from perusing the database compiled by the web site Europe vs. Facebook (h/t Forbes). In Europe, every citizen in the EU has the right to access all the data a company has collected on him or her, and based on the personal Facebook dossiers provided to Europe vs. Facebook (PDF), the print outs can run to hundreds, even thousands of pages.
With last week’s announcements of the revamped news feed (now called the timeline) and the integration of Spotify and other media services into the Facebook platform, the social network will be collecting vast new quantities and categories of data on its users, more or less in real-time. Read More »