Facebook is an essential part of daily life for more than 800 million internet users around the world, including one-in-four Germans. The corporation earned some four billion dollars in revenue in 2011 alone. But the seemingly benevolent Facebook social networking site is also known for highly aggressive data collecting. How can friendship be turned into a commodity worth billions? And what happens to the information the site collects?
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