Beware of the Online Octopus

There was a time when people remembered regimes like the Nazis and insisted on data privacy. Along came online services like user-information hungry search engines and social media making unimaginable billions out of their “free” service to the public. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that government spook galvanizations like the NSA aren’t the only ones who can make your skin crawl with what they find out about you and – in the case of the “free” online services – share with others (advertisers for profit and other users for convenience): other patients of your shrink or protected journalistic sources, for example.

Read more at this source: Is Facebook’s People You May Know putting users at risk?