PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA — Good news for those hoping to see Facebook finally pay the price for its collection of data via its users. According to the FTC, government officials will begin investigating the social network over alleged privacy violations and illegal collection(s) of cell phone data. Reports indicate that the FTC confirmed the investigation on Tuesday after complaints mounted online.
After the Cambridge scandal; the secret collection of data from Android users (and then the shitty apology for it) Facebook has had a rough week. Meanwhile, they’ve now taken out full page ads in some of the most popular newspapers and blogs in the world — (even tried to do it in this very one, although were swiftly rejected).