While I can understand his point of view, I don't believe that people who use Facebook and Android "aren't dupes" -- there IS a sort of herd mentality at work here. Factoring in Facebook's constant misuse of users' personal data and its ever-changing privacy guidelines, as well as Google's simplification of app permission in its Play Store, and I can bet a lot of people are indeed being fooled to believe that giving up personal information without being fully-aware of the potential implications.
That said, it DOES make sense to give away personal information if the act helps you during everyday life. Big Data-crunching and machine-learning can contribute to considerable benefits for our society as well as routines.
So where is the middle ground? I don't have that answer, yet.#BigData #Privacy #MachineLearning #Google #Facebook