The truth about … personal data siphoning

Already warned. “Private life, Mark Zuckerberg does not believe it”, in 2010 let go of a Facebook employee at New York Times about his omnipotent boss. And yet, each Internet user shares his personal data in messaging or social networks without measuring the extent of the profiling carried out by these data experts.

According to a survey published in June and carried out by Arlington for Kaspersky, a specialist in information systems security, 87% of French Internet users agree to share their data with the giants of the Web. Six in ten even say yes to all cookies when they browse a new site. However, when asked with a clear head, they are not fooled: only 40% trust Facebook and Amazon, and barely 24% think that Mark Zuckerberg will respect the confidentiality of their personal data. Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok or Clubhouse, most Internet users continue to use these criticized services. But what do they really know about us?

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“There are four categories of personal data, explains Sonia Cissé, lawyer and high-tech team leader at Linklaters. Those that we knowingly make available (last name, first name, profession, etc.); those that we

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