Facebook allowed users who installed an app to harvest data on 50 million people. The data was turned over to Cambridge Analytica, which used it for commercial and political purposes. Did Facebook do anything wrong? Anything for which it should be legally culpable? These questions and more on today’s show. See Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., I plan to discuss.
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Facebook’s Surveillance Machine HT John Althouse Cohen, Benjamin Chayes
F.T.C. Investigating Facebook in Use of Personal Data by Firm Tied to Trump
What’s genius for Obama is scandal when it comes to Trump HT Mark Nitikman
The Supreme Court’s Opportunity to Legalize Privacy
Police are casting a wide net into the deep pool of Google user location data to solve crimes HT Brooke Von Loh
Geek Squad’s Relationship with FBI Is Cozier Than We Thought HT Michael Martz
The Struggle to Build a Massive ‘Biobank’ of Patient Data
The Abortion Case That’s Really About the First Amendment