How to speak tech-bro

Your guide to understanding an industry where capitalism is euphemized

Facebook is so creepy it buys credit reports on its users

The short version: Facebook uses the data you give it to request offline information about you from information brokerage firms. There’s a lot of information that FB can gather about you that way, often related to your credit history. While it’s in theory possible to opt-out of that sort of information gathering, Facebook requires that you […]