I think we are all making to much of this. To my knowledge, Facebook has not violated any laws in the USA. We (the collective we) agreed to operate on their terms. And we've done it for many years. It seems many are no longer happy with the arrangement. Perhaps it's time we negotiated a new agreement.
But there is definitely some benefit to the collection and use of social interaction and personal data for limited purposes. Let's enable those.
Could this be true? I developed Type-1 diabetes very late in life but I grew up in the West Indies where I had fish for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
“The majority of kids with diabetes autoimmunity will go on to get diabetes, but it could be years before they do,” study author Jill Norris, Ph.D., professor of preventive medicine and biometrics at the University of Colorado in Denver, told Ivanhoe. “You can actually have autoimmunity for a while before you get clinical diabetes.” - via the Diabetes Channel on Ivanhoe
BBC NEWS | Health | Artificial pancreas for diabetics
The main stumbling block in the development of an artificial pancreas has been mathematical: no-one has perfected a computer programme sophisticated enough to work out the right dose of insulin at any moment of the day.
Interesting research being done in the UK using CGM and insulin pumps to create a kind of artificial pancreas.
"For an artificial pancreas you need a brain. The human body has a very clever way of working out exactly how much insulin the body needs, and we are only just beginning to understand that." -- Dr Roman Hovorka, from the University of Cambridge