The folks who run Facebook are laughing all the way to the bank. They're making money hand over fist, and all they have to do is sit back and watch as the people who comprise their product volunteer tons of incredibly personal information. Then they sell access to that information to any advertiser or other business who wants it.
Facebook claims the information they surrender to these companies is anonymous, but it's not. Companies can combine the "anonymized" information from your profile with personal data gleaned from tracking cookies and other online traces to create dossiers … Read more