Data Scraping 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse Leaks

Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse databases were not breached – according to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse. Instead - the three social media platforms say they were targets of data scraping which is super different than an out right data breach. So while your personal information is definitely floating around on the dark web thanks to these “data scraping” incidents– the CEOs of these three companies don’t want you to worry. While data scraping is technically legal – you should be concerned about these recent incidents if you ever stored sensitive information on any of these accounts.

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Recap: Brittany Kaiser, Whistle Blower of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Scandal interview on "No Lie with Bryan Tyler Cohen"

Brittany Kaiser, a data rights activist and co-founder of Own Your Data Foundation, a nonprofit that teaches people of all ages about data intelligence sat down with Bryan Tyler Cohen on his podcast, “No Lie" in late December 2020. Kaiser is best known for being the whistle blower who exposed her former company Cambridge Analytica’s abuse of data in world-wide elections such as Brexit and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election. Today, she fights for more technology-first legislation while also teaching people how to protect their data through her nonprofit.

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Project Libra: Facebook's Play at Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum…and Facebook? With Bitcoin up to nearly $11,000 a share at the time of publishing; cryptocurrencies have taken mainstream media by storm. Wanting a piece of the proverbial pie, Facebook has never been one to sit by as other businesses make millions.  The Social Media giant recently announced that they were throwing their hat in the ring by announcing Project Libra, their take on cryptocurrencies.

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