"A lawyer for Facebook argued in court Wednesday that the social media site’s users “have no expectation of privacy.” According to Law360, Facebook attorney Orin Snyder made the comment while defending the company against a class-action lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. “There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy,” Snyder said." - via Mikael Thalen, writing at The Daily Dot
As the post title says, the new, apropos moniker for Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has arrived. A snippet of Kara Swisher's reporting follows, read it and marvel at the prevarication of Zuckerberg et cie. That is all.
"Not making these hard choices won’t work: The many indignities of being a Facebook user are making the platform a worse and worse place to be. So far, that has yet to infect the business itself, which is making money and continues to grow. But without a steadier hand at the wheel, Facebook cannot outrun a simple fact: It’s still Fakebook, and we already know how that story will end. Badly." - via Kara Swisher, writing at The New York Times
via Sam Biddle, writing at The Intercept, comes this astonishing story of manifest Facebookery firmly situated within the rarified telecom world of data sharing between and betwixt the telecom leviathans and that scourge of privacy Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq:FB). h/t
“What they’re doing is filtering Facebook users on creditworthiness criteria and potentially escaping the application of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. … It’s no different from Equifax providing the data to Chase.” - via Sam Biddle, reporting for The Intercept, with this superb article
Would you really trust this guy with your hard won simoleans? With the stunning criminal behavior, almost complete lack of honesty, and evidence of political manipulation at a national scale, a Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) owned and operated cryptocurrrency targeting a critical component of our economy is the last thing any thinking person would want to participate in... Perhaps the next player in this areana will be Organized Crime...
"Which makes it entirely possible that there was in fact no real difference between someone under 18 and someone over 18 when they signed up and Facebook is creating an entire fiction around its now-banned program. Who'd have thought that a company run by a liar and filled with lying liars would stoop so low?" - via Kieren McCarthy, writing at El Reg, comes his superlative reportage.
via Sam Schechner, writing at The Wall Street Journal (Warning: Paywall), comes a story of immense Facebookery that serves to reinforce the notion of user distrust from the top to the bottom at the now embattled Social Data Vacuuming firm. I give them (at most) five more years, what's your wager of the company's lifespan?
"Under pressure over its data collection, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said last year that the company would create a feature called “Clear History” to allow users to see what data Facebook had collected about them from applications and websites, and to delete it from Facebook. The company says it is still building the technology needed to make the feature possible." - via Sam Schechner, writing at The Wall Street Journal, in his piece on tell - all apps
via Timothy B. Lee, writing at Ars Technica, comes this outstanding, on-target examination of the apparent delusional world Mark Zuckerberg works and lives in... Key Point: The conflation of Facebook (NYSE: FB) and the Internet. Read it and weep my friends, it's the show that never ends...
"Zuckerberg employed one of his favorite rhetorical tricks for defending Facebook: conflating Facebook with the Internet as a whole. It's true, as Zuckerberg writes, that the Internet has made the world more connected and that this has had a lot of positive consequences (as well as some negative ones)." - via Timothy B. Lee, writing at Ars Technica, comes this outstanding story of delusional Facebook leadership.
Thanks to the Gulliver-level reportage of Josh Constine, writing at TechCrunch, we have now learned of what the company has monikered Project Atlas. Enjoy the future, it's on your kids phones, and they get paid to!
Within the 18th of December's Facebook reportage on the pages of the New York Times, Gabriel J.X. Dance, Michael LaForgia and Nicholas Confessore have written a classic piece dé resistance of investigative journalism. In which, we learn the bitter truth of machinations and shenanigans committed by Facebook executives in their efforts to satiate their founder's greed, and the executive ranks desperate need to wrest the power of the interwebs and make of it a monster fed by the Facebaggery of the company's Mark 'I-Didn't-Do-It' Zuckerberg. Just shameful, and worthy of an opportune long sentence in the hoosegow, eh?
"The special arrangements are detailed in hundreds of pages of Facebook documents obtained by The New York Times. The records, generated in 2017 by the company’s internal system for tracking partnerships, provide the most complete picture yet of the social network’s data-sharing practices. They also underscore how personal data has become the most prized commodity of the digital age, traded on a vast scale by some of the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley and beyond." - via the New YorK Times reporters Gabriel J.X. Dance, Michael LaForgia and Nicholas Confessore
Simply superb reportage by the inimitable Dan Goodin writing at Ars Technica, and focusing, as it were, on the nearly inescapable truth of the criminal enterprise - also known as Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB). This time, the criminals possess free reign with nefarious scamming and what-not at the top of their evil-doing list, simply becuase there are not enough competent eyes on the problem... If you read anything today on the untenable position of Facebook Inc., in civil society, read Mr. Goodin's superlative examination.
"The Facebook representative didn't explain why the security department is having such a hard time dismantling the campaign. People who use the site should remain alert." - via Dan Goodin writing at Ars Technica