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Data Harvesting

facebook, amazon, google  With all the limelight on Facebook with the Cambridge Analytica "scandal" and hearing about how all my data was up for grabs of the highest bidder, I decided to have my own look. What I found will shock you! Just kidding, it probably won't. Seemingly unlike most social media users, I didn't expected that the things I said online were completely private. Even as a high schooler with very little computer security knowledge,  I'd heard the phrase "if you're not paying for the product, you are the product" one too many times to forget. I always went online with the mindset, or at least usually did, that this could all be tied back to me so don't be an a$sh013. If you're not paying for the product, you are the product Downloading your facebook data is surprisingly simple. I suspect that is more-so a byproduct of the news than original design. Few clicks in settings and the compilation that is life on facebook starts proce