The past week has seen certain sections of the public up in arms after getting a peak behind the digital data curtain and not liking what they saw.
However, that’s more likely to do with the cabal of real-life bond villains employed by Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), parent company of Cambridge Analytica whose stupefying scheming around the globe – that may or may not be smoke and mirrors but is a great sell – came to light, rather than the level of access to user-data that’s existed for years.
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