I saw two articles today that I don’t know how to feel about.
As most of us know Facebook has a system called “People you may know” FB won’t tell anyone exactly how the system works but people are discovering that it works very well-too well some would argue.
Now let me say this first I am not passing any judgement on sex workers, and I do have ignorance of the law-but I am unsure of how to educate myself on the topic so forgive me but…isn’t sex work illegal in the United States. (besides Nevada) Besides being a cam girl or otherwise showing your flesh-isn’t the act of having sex for money explicitly illegal?
I ask this because then this comes off as a drug dealer getting mad that FB has connected their family account to their dealer account. And if that’s the case one should take better steps to keep their dual lives separate.
Despite that there is a bigger issue with how FB is using the data it has to connect people that don’t want to be connected. It is very curious how FB was able to link people to their alternative accounts. My first thought was the pictures. (“If you like this picture of this woman-then how about these pictures of another woman who looks similar”)
But then what about the case of FB finding “long lost relatives” whose only connection is through marriage. How did it know two people are related and they don’t share names or friends?
I think this is a big brother issue that some may ignore because it seems to only bother people trying to hide or otherwise connecting you with people you may in fact want to know.
Very curious system they are using and the sex workers might be the canary in the coal mine.