There is a couple of reasons this caught my eye. They don’t just throw away a product that took 10 years and untold billions to develop. Nor do you delete a database of 2 billion faces, it is a treasure trove for security services foreign and domestic. Zuck and the rest of bosses at FB have total contempt for ethics and user privacy, so don’t tell me this is why.
I thought it just was a fancier and creepier version of AOL. It was, but eventually so much creepier than I could have ever imagined. Meta, indeed. Partly I’m smart, but mostly plain lucky that I never went for it.
Well, from the story, it would seem it was a financial decision after paying out over $5 billion and another $650 million in just to court cases, with more likely on the horizon. I agree with others, though, about where will the data go?