Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Facebook Plummets - Millennials Delete The App Following a Burst of Bad News (SocialNetworkTrends)

 

A shocking new report from the New York Times reveals Facebook shared a lot more of your information than previously disclosed, even after they promised to stop.


My final Facebook post was yesterday’s NYT article exposing Facebook’s latest betrayals and lies. . Facebook sheds $22 billion of market value after admitting it gave Netflix and Spotify access to user messages - According to a Tweet from Business Insider.

I have "deactivated" my account but cannot find a way to delete or permanently deactivate my account.... is there a way?? HELP!! I want out FOREVER!!!


- Facebook Stock Tumble At The Stock Market -
According to Motherboard - "Tuesday, the New York Times published another bombshell report detailing the ways in which Facebook gave many of Silicon Valley’s giants privileged access to user profiles and data, often without alerting users.




This means that Netflix and Spotify were able to read and send private messages from user profiles, Microsoft’s Bing was able to see the names of all of a user’s Facebook friends without consent, Amazon was able to see friend lists and friend contact information, and Apple was able to grab Facebook data from iPhones without asking for consent. The Times’s reporting was based on interviews with more than 60 people with knowledge of the agreements, and 270 pages of internal Facebook documents that detailed the arrangements."

In reality, most people who we know, absolutely don't use FB for the news. It's for keeping in touch with my loved ones, especially my family who live in another city. I cut out all who spread disinformation, as they weren't part of my 'real' circle anyway.
- Facebook's lead EU regulator 'assessing' NYT report on data sharing -

Facebook gave these companies privileged access, and, in some cases, those companies gave data back to Facebook that it could use for its own products. For instance, Amazon and Yahoo gave Facebook data that it used for its controversial, creepy, and poorly-understood “People You May Know” friend-suggestion tool. Gizmodo reporter Kashmir Hill, who has been reporting on “People You may Know” for years, speculated that, in return, Amazon may have used the information that Facebook sent to it to identify, for example, book reviews that were written by friends of the author (Amazon declined to comment to Gizmodo about how it used Facebook data.)
It was fun from about 2005 to 2015, but I'm done too. Now I have to figure out how to remove by data since facebook is the last company that should have it.

Even our President, Donald Trump weighed in on Fcaebook privacy issues stating, "Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased toward the Dems it is ridiculous! Twitter, in fact, has made it much more difficult for people to join . They have removed many names & greatly slowed the level and speed of increase. They have acknowledged-done NOTHING!" - Twitter
 
How will you know who to vote for in 2020? Without the influence of Russian trolls on FB we are lost! Think of all those trolls that will be left out in the cold, losing their jobs, they will starve! And so too will their little troll children. And Marky Z will be bigly sadly.

The social network site is facing a slew of other lawsuits, The District of Columbia is suing Facebook over a privacy breach in which personal information was transferred to Cambridge Analytica - according to Bloomberg.
- Delete Facebook -

Facebook’s deals with different companies varied, but taken together, they show that Silicon Valley’s tech giants treat their customers’ personal data like currency—or maybe like Pokémon or baseball cards—something to be traded back and forth for mutual gain. The documents “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,” the Times wrote.
In conclusion it seems as if we've just accepted and internalized the cultural norm that Facebook is utterly horrible, and made it more a trite joke than something we'll ever do anything about, like cable companies and the DMV and airline food.

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