Even those of us at Recode have been guilty of wondering whether or not Facebook is listening in. "Individuals continue to have an interest in their information even after it's released and that interest equals control in a lot of cases".
Facebook's timing may not be a coincidence, as Senate members take a microscope to Facebook's relationship with user privacy.
"They really know us: Our likes, maybe as much as our mates, that's how well they know us", says Schober.
While he was working on that team, Parakilas discovered issues that put data belonging to Facebook users at risk.
Over two days, Zuckerberg was grilled by dozens of lawmakers, answering almost a thousand questions about the handling of user information. The data collection didn't violate any rules.
The fact is, Facebook does not need to go so far as to develop technology that could pick up keywords when people were talking. However, this meant that the Facebook Events data would also include information about who else attended the event, as well as any posts shared on the event's wall.
This is what makes Facebook so great: It knows everything about you!
Bringing it back to humour, as per, yesterday it was reported that while defending his company's practices, people were too busy wondering whether Zuckerberg was a robot. Zuckerberg told Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) that such an audit could take "many months", and that he expected to find "a handful" of breaches from other firms.
However, in a series of questions on how people can remove data from Facebook, Mr Zuckerberg said Facebook does "collect data on people who are not signed up for Facebook for security purposes". The service's business model is also under scrutiny.
Before many people join a network, it may not be so useful.
With the outrage surrounding Facebook's privacy policies reaching a fever pitch over the past few weeks, there has been something of an underground movement calling for users to delete their Facebook account altogether.
Called The Consumer Right to Privacy Act of 2018, the California ballot measure would allow consumers to learn about the types of personal information businesses are collecting, selling and disclosing on them - in addition to whom that information is being sold or shared.
Fraser said if he were a politician, he could ascertain who would be unlikely to vote for him by campaigning door-to-door.
Kogan downplayed the extent of this snooping, and told the New York Times that private messages were only harvested from a small number of people, likely "a couple thousand". "In Canada, at least, the creation of that list and the targeting of that list is not regulated under Canadian elections law or Canadian privacy law and I think that is a shortcoming".