Gizmodo: Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won’t Tell Me How

Gizmodo: Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won’t Tell Me How. “People generally are aware that Facebook is keeping tabs on who they are and how they use the network, but the depth and persistence of that monitoring is hard to grasp. And People You May Know, or ‘PYMK’ in the company’s internal shorthand, is a black box. To try to get a look into that black box—and the unknown and apparently aggressive data collection that feeds it—I began downloading and saving the list of people Facebook recommended to me, to see who came up, and what patterns might emerge.”

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