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With New Data Breaches, Is It Time To Finally Leave Facebook?18:30
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File - In this April 4, 2013 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook is having one of its worst weeks as a publicly traded company with a share sell-off continuing for a second day. Britain's Commissioner Elizabeth Denham told the BBC that she was investigating Facebook and has asked the company not to pursue its own audit of Cambridge Analytica's data use. Denham is also pursuing a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's servers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
File - In this April 4, 2013 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook is having one of its worst weeks as a publicly traded company with a share sell-off continuing for a second day. Britain's Commissioner Elizabeth Denham told the BBC that she was investigating Facebook and has asked the company not to pursue its own audit of Cambridge Analytica's data use. Denham is also pursuing a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's servers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

This week we learned through a New York Times investigation that Facebook is collecting and sharing more data that many users knew.

In fact, the investigation uncovered that Facebook gave Microsoft's Bing search engine access to the names of virtually all Facebook users’ friends without consent, and also gave Netflix and Spotify access to users' private messages.

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Hiawatha Bray, technology writer for the business section of The Boston Globe. He tweets @globetechlab.

Al Tompkins, senior faculty and group leader for broadcast media at The Poynter Institute. He tweets @atompkins.

This segment aired on December 20, 2018.

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