Facebook Fined; Woes Continue to Mount

Recently, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission levied a $5 billion fine against Facebook. While the fine didn’t make a dent in Facebook’s stock price, the company remains under scrutiny as lawmakers and the public increasingly look for ways to reign in the company and other tech giants.

While these companies gather huge amounts of personal data most of us are only beginning to understand the impact that all this data gathering has on our daily lives and privacy. If you’ve ever had the sneaking suspicion that your phone was listening to you or been creeped out by a perfectly targeted ad that follows you around your devices, be sure to watch Netflix’s new film The Great Hack.

The movie sounds the alarm about the vast amounts of data that companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook have on us, and the potential for misuse that is impacting our society.