Hi Colin, May I refer you to my short piece “Sociopathic Media” which, I modestly believe, refines the problem to its essence.
Sociopath. What else would you call someone who asks you to trust them, presents himself as trustworthy, and yet actually helps others who want to exploit you? This is precisely what Facebook does.
Here’s the grilling that Mr Zuckerberg must surely be glad to have avoided:
Senator: Facebook records every click, every like, what someone reads and for how long. It does that on your site, and on many other sites. Facebook knows where you’ve visited, and frequently…