Serendipity

So, within hours of me blogging about data protection consent issues in the Facebook mood manipulation study, the Register has the EXCLUSIVE that Facebook is being investigated by the irish DPC with specific questions around the consent relied upon. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/01/uk_and_irish_data_watchdogs_wade_in_on_facebook_messin_with_your_head_scandal/

I’m not saying anyone in an office above a Centra in Portarlington reads this blog but it is a serendipitous co-incidence.

And it may turn out that manipulating user timelines to provoke emotional responses could make Facebook management very sad.

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