Behind the Mask: 4 Companies That Don’t Really Care About Your Security

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Before the internet, if we didn’t trust a company or business, we could choose not to trade with them. It was easier to evaluate the trustworthiness of local companies too.

These days, our digital lives are spread among many online apps and services, all of which capture personal and confidential data about who we are. We expect them to value our security, but not all of them do.

Here are four examples of companies that don’t really care about your security.

1. Facebook

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In the early days of Facebook, most of us would share our thoughts, ideas, events, and photos on the social network. It gained users at a phenomenal rate, eventually claiming an estimated 2.3 billion users as of December 2018. However, as we’ve come to find, that growth has been at our expense.

The company had a terrible 2018, filled with privacy scandals, regulation, criticism, and security flaws.

The first story that opened the floodgates was the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where your supposedly private Facebook data was made available to political research groups around the world. The company was heavily implicated in interference with both the 2016 US Presidential election and the UK’s European Union membership referendum.

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