A 'Dangerous Situation' at Facebook Could Get 'Much Worse' If We Don't Take 'Immediate Steps'
— March 22, 2018
By Vasant Dhar
Recent events require a careful examination of the risks social media platforms entail to individuals and society and a plan for dealing with these risks. The statement by the head of Cambridge Analytica that "we just put information into the bloodstream of the Internet, and then watch it grow, give it a little push every now and then" -- is a chilling but accurate metaphor for a new kind of "digital infection" to which we are susceptible, without adequate mechanisms for protection.
We need a plan to guard against platforms and personal data being misused by malicious parties. Finance provides a good roadmap which I outline below.
Read the full article as published by CNBC.
Vasant Dhar is a Professor of Information Systems.