Facebook Broke Own Rules To Give Some Companies Special Access

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hotaru251

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im sorry...but why the h__l is FB not closed?

They constantly break rules involving peoples info and yet they get a slap on wrist and just do it over yet again....
 

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If you think it's just FB, you're sadly mistaken.
Any online entity that knows anything about you does the same thing.

Amazon, Twitter, Uber, the DMV, etc, etc, etc, etc.
When they get 'caught', they pay a 'fine' and proceed on.
 

nitrium

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Consumers should appreciate that these "free" social media companies are anything but. YOU, the user, are the product they sell. "I have nothing to hide" is the usual response, but that is patently untrue. Insurance companies, for example, would be very interested in to know what you eat, what you drink, how often you're sick etc when you're negotiating a policy - data that companies like Facebook can sell to them. Does anyone really want to live in a glass house?
 

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People could be smarter and use open source social networking alternatives like minds or diaspora. They are still free but use decentralized networks, protect privacy, and even allow for complete anonymity. But unfortunately as Facebook has become so ubiquitous with the largest base that will never happen.

The few times that open source initiatives set trends rather than follow them things end up so much better for everyone. That hardly ever happens though and when they're so late to the game it's already too late.

 

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If you saw the "hearing" the US legislators had with Zuckerberg you'd know the answer. Near 90 year old computer agnostics asking stereotype questions about the internet when they're supposed to investigate how Facebook undermines the freedom of speech with the freedom of shouting, pay to get the opinion you want.
 

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"Facebook has rejected this argument, stating that the situation was different then because these companies were its close partners and not random marketing firms."

"Nuh uh!" says, facebook, "Huawei would never steal your information, they said we were BFFs and would never betray us!".
 

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'...Facebook doesn’t seem to have any issues yet with how Palantir, a military-focused data-mining company owned by Facebook board member Peter Thiel, uses Facebook data....'

a souless dishonest Facebook doesn't surprise me.
 

pensive69

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well our listing in the "old Yellers" was a one liner.
and that was it. if we wanted an ad or to put something out there
we could tell them what it was and how much to show or tell.
i think it's just the Emperor losing his clothing in public.
in that sense it's not new and it is laughable.
 
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