PRESS RELEASE: ANOTHER DATA LEAK AWAITS ACTION FOR CHANGE
GOLD COAST, AU: With 50 more million user accounts reported to be leaked by Instagram the past week, the overwhelming question is what will it take for you to make the switch? Whilst companies, big and small, around the world have leveraged these interfaces for near a decade and prevailed ten-fold, the underlying concern is beginning to boil over of customer information, user data, and the responsibility of these users, big and small, and the steps they’re taking to protect their own audience and their information.
Responsibility that Counts
Whether you’re an active user of in this case, a primarily owned Facebook application, and it is your account that is leaked and your audiences information, who’s at fault if it is now well known that this is not the ‘first’ of a user data leak? From Facebook to Instagram, Messenger to WhatsApp, reported account vulnerability has been widespread for some time now. After all, it’s 2019 — not 2009 when the newness and hype of Social Media opened up a whole new world.
At What Price?
Topicthread believes users should not have to pay the price of their privacy and data being misused, manipulated, or having algorithms inadvertently endeavour to control their behaviour. There’s no algorithms at Topicthread harnessing user behaviour. Perhaps a greater milestone, the reason why Topicthread does not allow or provide a “Facebook Login” is for the very reason of their susceptibility. By not allowing external interfaces to ‘talk to’ Topicthread, significantly reduces the likelihood of an event now commonplace among the Facebook applications. Topicthread was designed to do good — for action to be taken. For change to be felt, how many more data leaks before responsibility is taken?