It says a lot about public mistrust of Facebook that rumours like this won’t go away. But the risk of exposure means they’re unlikely to be true. Not even a company as huge as Facebook would be able to survive such a global scandal. But like all tech giants they’ll never stop inventing new ways to take (and sell) your personal data. Learn how to protect yourself in next issue’s Cover Feature: ‘What Google, Facebook and Amazon Know About You’ – on sale Weds 22 November.