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Zuckerberg and Facebook are in trouble

ndrwrld

TRIBE Member
even better, loser Zuckerberg won't even testify in person, instead, sending his 2nd in command.
LOSER.
 
They just seized papers from a Facebook exec in the UK.

They're not fucking around - but then again, they need to show some kind of competency considering how badly they're fucking up Brexit.
 

alexd

Administrator
Staff member
If you listen to any of the tech podcasts coming out of the Valley, absolutely everyone is piling criticism onto Facebook. Everyone except Google, who is keeping its head down as it builds next gen weapons platforms for the US military and censorship and surveillance technology for the Chinese.
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
If you listen to any of the tech podcasts coming out of the Valley, absolutely everyone is piling criticism onto Facebook. Everyone except Google, who is keeping its head down as it builds next gen weapons platforms for the US military and censorship and surveillance technology for the Chinese.
YouTube algorithms have under fire since last winter, the thing is at the top of the Alphabet corporate pyramid are ties to the state department...
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Lies!

NEVERENDING BOOK OF SHAME
According to a trove of internal emailsfrom 2012 to 2015, Facebook was giving special treatment (i.e. access to user data) to companies like Netflix, Airbnb, and Lyft. This is a big deal because in 2014, the social network publicly announced that it would stop giving apps access to this kind of data.

Did they lie?
Facebook may have continued giving certain companies access to its data in order to build partnerships and make money. As a strategy to get rid of the competition, it didn’t give the special data access to everyone. I.e. Vine, Twitter’s video app, did not get access. Vine shut down in 2016. Facebook acknowledged that it had conversations about how to best build a sustainable business, but insisted it never sold anyone’s data.

Facebook. Again?
The release of Facebook’s internal communications is just the latest fiasco in what has been a terrible, horrible, no good very bad year for the company. In March, the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. You know the one; a political consulting firm gained access to the data of 50 million Facebook users without permission. Facebook has also been in hot water for failing to prevent a Russian misinformation campaign from reaching Americans.
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
"Smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including when they want to work on their belly fat or the price of the house they checked out ... [A]pps know users’ body weight, blood pressure, menstrual cycles," The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner and Mark Secada write

  • WSJ testing shows that data often is being shared with Facebook, "seconds after users enter it, even if the user has no connection to Facebook."
  • "The apps often send the data without any prominent or specific disclosure."
"In the Journal’s testing, Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor, the most popular heart-rate app on Apple’s iOS, ... sent a user’s heart rate to Facebook immediately."

  • "Flo Health Inc.’s Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker, which claims 25 million active users, told Facebook when a user was having her period or informed the app of an intention to get pregnant."
  • "Real-estate app Realtor.com, owned by Move Inc., a subsidiary of Wall Street Journal parent News Corp, sent the social network the location and price of listings that a user viewed, noting which ones were marked as favorites."
Why it matters: "None of those apps provided users any apparent way to stop that information from being sent to Facebook."

  • "Facebook said some of the data sharing ... appeared to violate its business terms, which instruct app developers not to send it 'health, financial information or other categories of sensitive information.'"
  • "Facebook said it is telling apps flagged by the Journal to stop sending information its users might regard as sensitive."
 

wickedken

TRIBE Member
Facebook moderators cope by taking drugs and having sex in the hallways. Some of them start to empathize with 9/11 conspiracies, flat earth and no holocaust-ers. wow.
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Facebook really seems like the worst of all the big social platforms for corporate citizen behaviour, and that's saying a lot
Given what twitter has let happen.
 
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