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Youth and surveillance in the Facebook era: Policy interventions and social implications

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Facebook’s meteoric rise—from a small Harvard-based website that began in 2004, to a global digital platform with a membership of 1.2 billion people a decade later—has made it one of the most profitable and high-profile corporations in today’s contemporary digital culture. Its aggressive marketing and data collection practices, however, have placed Facebook at the center of public policy debates over consumer privacy in the Big Data era. This paper explores those controversial practices, focusing especially on their effects on youth.

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  • Montgomery, Kathryn C., 2015. "Youth and surveillance in the Facebook era: Policy interventions and social implications," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(9), pages 771-786.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:39:y:2015:i:9:p:771-786
    DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2014.12.006
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