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Facebook makes the world a worse place

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:21 pm
by Jonathan

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:38 pm
by Jonathan

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:30 am
by Jonathan
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/m ... -parakilas

Cambridge Analytica is not going to the be only revelation according to this whistle blower.

Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower.

Sandy Parakilas, the platform operations manager at Facebook responsible for policing data breaches by third-party software developers between 2011 and 2012, told the Guardian he warned senior executives at the company that its lax approach to data protection risked a major breach.

Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:51 pm
by quantus
Exactly why I never log into the Facebook any more and haven't for years. This was discussed openly about the effect of apps on privacy way back before 2011 even

https://techcrunch.com/2009/12/09/facebook-privacy/
https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-suspends-app-that-permitted-peephole/ - JUNE 26, 2008
https://www.cnet.com/news/exclusive-the-next-facebook-privacy-scandal/ - JANUARY 23, 2008

Need I go on? Apps started back in 2007 I think to provide a context for how long apps in particular have been an issue for them.

I also run the disconnect browser plugin in addition to adblock to try and hide from their tracking systems.

In rare instances that games I really want to play require a facebook login to be functional, I'll use an account I took over from someone that created the account with my email instead of their own.

Too bad I can't get LM and kids off of the stupid platform :-\

Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:38 pm
by Jonathan
https://www.wired.com/story/ted-2018-is ... od-way/amp

Now TED talks are swinging against Facebook.

Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:49 pm
by quantus
Jonathan wrote:https://www.wired.com/story/ted-2018-is-all-about-facebookand-not-in-a-good-way/amp

Now TED talks are swinging against Facebook.

I like the ending:
Will humanity find a way to scrape through? Anderson asked. Harari was optimistic in the most depressing way possible. “As a historian, I know you should never underestimate human stupidity,” he said. “It’s the most powerful force that has shaped human history.”

Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:06 pm
by Jonathan
https://slate.com/technology/2018/06/ho ... -down.html

There's an argument to be made that Facebook is worse for misinforming the population than Fox News.

Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:13 pm
by Jonathan
https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-ma ... resh-hell/

Good summary of 2018 + Q1 2019. It's striking how much turnover there had been in the executive team.

Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:21 pm
by Jonathan
“I think Facebook needs to shut down,” he said.


https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/19/1868 ... zant-tampa

This shit is like The Jungle for Facebook.
Warning: text descriptions of graphic videos.

Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:26 pm
by Jonathan
https://www.wired.com/story/tim-wu-expl ... broken-up/

Tim Wu makes the case for Facebook stifling innovation.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:44 am
by Jonathan
The states are going after Google, but what about Facebook?

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/9/20857 ... ing-search

Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:59 pm
by Jonathan
https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019 ... l-facebook

On Friday, the attorney general of New York announced that seven other states and the District of Columbia would join her in a new antitrust investigation of Facebook.


Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:30 pm
by Jonathan
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... -heats-up/

New Congressional inquiry seeks to discover whether our existing laws are sufficient. A good start!

Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:01 am
by Jonathan

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:16 pm
by Jonathan
https://www.wired.com/story/corporate-a ... le-of-law/

Wired pointing out Facebook, Uber, Google, Amazon are just the culmination of a decades long trend that started under Reagan and accelerated in the 90s due to deregulation.

Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:05 pm
by Jonathan
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technolo ... poly-fund/
The other Facebook founder starting an anti-monopoly fund.

Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:37 pm
by Jonathan
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... a-joke/#p3

Congress out here giving Facebook shit.