AB-What the F*** Was Facebook Thinking?

By March 24, 2018comp-5005, Data science
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What the F*** Was Facebook Thinking?

James Allworth (21 March 2018)

Paper’s reference in the IEEE style?

J. Allworth, “What the F*** Was Facebook Thinking?,” James Allworth, 21-Mar-2018. .

How did you find the paper?

Referenced from a Stratechery blog post

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Was the paper peer reviewed? Explain how you found out.

This article is a Medium blog post

Does the author(s) work in a university or a government-funded research institute? If so, which university or research institute? If not, where do they work?

The author is a technology and strategy writer and podcaster, and writes for the Harvard business review

What does this tell you about their expertise? Are they an expert in the topic area?

This author is experienced in reviewing and discussing strategies associated with technology companies

What was the paper about?

In this article, the author provides an overview of the recent facebook/Cambridge Analytica data “leak”

There’s a very good reason that Facebook is the fastest growing advertising business in the world. It’s because it has the largest, most detailed and most granular user data on the planet. It’s also incredibly personal, and will reveal a lot about your life to anyone who has access to it. And yet all the way up until April 2015, Facebook was giving all that data away to its developers that were using the Graph API.


If applicable, is this paper similar to other papers you have read for this assignment? If so, which papers and why?


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What do these similarities and differences suggest? What are your observations? Do you have any new ideas? Do you have any conclusions?

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