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How to Use Virtualization to Protect Your Personal Data

The Infinite Brief
It’s hard to go a day without learning how Facebook, Twitter, and a variety of other social networks allowed third party marketing and research agencies access to your data.

Facebook will always be free. This extremely expensive service is molded around using your data to make money. Of course, it’s free. They don’t need your money!

Even if you weren’t caught up in the massive data collection effort by Cambridge Analytica, you still are tracked by Facebook as you browse the web. Every site that uses Facebook’s like box or tracking code allows the social network to collect a list of each site you visit.

I pondered a way to stay connected but without giving up copious amounts of personal data and browsing history.

It soon dawned on me that I already have a way to segment sections of code and data — virtualization. The concept is simple: containerize poorly-behaving applications and services into sandboxes where they can do no harm.

Originally via Sourcerer.io

Richard Stallman says that Facebook has used not users. And regardless if those “used” are willing, he’s right. As Mark Zuckerberg pointed out in his recent congressional testimony — Facebook will always be free. This extremely expensive service is molded around using your data to make money.

See the original article at https://blog.sourcerer.io/senator-we-run-ads-1abea3724e2

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