Sheryl Sandberg Says Facebook Users Would Have to Pay for Total Privacy
In an interview with NBC’s Today show, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said that users who wished to entirely stop the social media platform from making money from their personal data would have to pay for the privilege, if the option were to be made available.
“Could you come up with a tool that said, ‘I do not want Facebook to use my personal profile data to target me for advertising.’?” Sandberg was asked by Today’s Savannah Guthrie. “Could you have an opt-out button – ‘Please don’t use my profile data for advertising’?”
“We have different forms of opt-out,” Sandberg replied. “We don’t have an opt-out at the highest level. That would be a paid product.”
Which is only true because of the business model Facebook follows = lots of profit by maximising what we can get paid to push adverts and provide information. Sorry Sheryl but there are many social media sites that do not sell information nor push adverts, and they survive. Users that can afford it do pay donations but it is not required. The difference is these are not "big business", they are run by volunteers witha passion for real social networking.
So users have a choice they can make themselves... they must exercise that right for themselves.
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