The point you miss here is that when people click to give Facebook app owners access to their own data they don’t understand, and far from being made clear it is actually obfuscated in Facebook T&Cs, that they are not just giving access to what data may have been collected by tracking movement around the site or the web, it is interpreted as giving permission to mine data from the devices we use at home.
This has been known to tech savvy people for years and tech savvy people have been careful what they reveal, but the wider user community is just waking up to it and they’re not happy.
And Sugarmountain’s apparent belief that he and his company are exempt from laws and ethical constraints because he’s really clever, are not helping his cause.

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