In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where news broke of a so-called data breach on more than 50 million Facebook profiles, an overwhelming response has been, 'Why are people surprised?'
After all, Mark Zuckberg – in an infamous recorded exchange reported by Business Insider as far back as 2010 – called people "dumb f***s" for trusting him. Shortly after the launch of The Facebook from his dorm room, he said on the thousands of emails, addresses and photos he had access to:
People just submitted it. I don't know why.
So, no, you might not be surprised by the recent revelations – but you should be scared. As more and more of us realise that Facebook and other tech giants have more access to data than we once thought, people are downloading their data and sharing what they found.
Sure, you might expect that Facebook and Google have data on the apps you use or the searches you've made. But what about your location every time you have your phone? Or the number of steps you walk in a day? Or even files you've explicitly deleted?
Get ready to want to never use the internet again. A man called Dylan Curran has taken to Twitter to reveal the disturbing amount that Facebook and Google know about you.