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Facebook makes the world a worse place

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

Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

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.