Facebook is the BP of privacy.

facebook: our business is mining your own businessUsers are to Facebook as the Gulf Coast is to BP.

Both are viewed by the corporations as mere raw materials from which the corporations can extract their products — your private data or crude oil — to sell them for maximized profit.

Both corporations will lie and otherwise behave recklessly until their deliberately minimized security systems fail and spill their products — your private data or crude oil — into the environment.

And neither corporation will be able to clean up the resulting mess.

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