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Many people in the tech industry don't realize the tradeoffs they are making by participating on FB. This is to say nothing of the nontechnical crowd who make up the overwhelming majority of the site.

My wish is that mainstream news media would cover these issues. It'd be great if most of FB's users thought about the troves of personal info that they are providing not just about themselves but their friends as well.

UK press has been covering this, and the EU has frequently shown itself ready to push back: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/10/whatsapp-...

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