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Aral Balkan 🕷 (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) 5 Dec 18
Replying to @aral
Facebook, a data broker? Never! “Eventually, a brokering business…”
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Aral Balkan 🕷 (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) 5 Dec 18
Replying to @vestager
Facebook, a monopoly? Never! “…we need to focus on businesses where we are better / more profitable than everyone else because we are bigger than everyone else” I think they just asked you to break ‘em, up, !
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Aral Balkan 🕷 (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) 5 Dec 18
Replying to @vestager
“Our identity business” They’re talking about your identity.
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Aral Balkan 🕷 (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) 5 Dec 18
Replying to @vestager
“Why do we let apps access all this data today?” - Because it’s a valuable standalone business (the solution we’re trying to find) - Because it’s a loss-leader… Not only do they rent you out but you might just be their loss leader.
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Aral Balkan 🕷 (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) 5 Dec 18
“I think the observation that we’re trying to maximize sharing on Facebook, not just sharing in the world, is a critical one.” – I just call it “people farming”, Sheryl, it’s shorter and more precise.
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Aral Balkan 🕷 (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) 5 Dec 18
Using Facebook isn’t just a decision you make for yourself: it lowers herd immunity & exposes your friends/family to the second-hand smoke of . Here, throws in more of your friends to sweeten the deal for 3rd-party apps
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Aral Balkan 🕷 (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) 5 Dec 18
“Acceptable to make a medium-term trade of Trust…?” 🤔
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Aral Balkan 🕷 (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) 5 Dec 18
Facebook always does the right thing… if compelled to by a legal/policy requirement :\
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Aral Balkan 🕷 (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) 5 Dec 18
Then, of course, there’s the now-famous section on the “read call log” option that continuously uploads your sms and call logs to Facebook on Android phones…
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Aral Balkan 🕷 (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) 5 Dec 18
Facebook cares deeply about privacy. About being able to keep violating yours, that is. Here, they discuss some of their efforts in tackling proposals that might hinder their work in the area.
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Aral Balkan 🕷 (@aral@mastodon.ar.al)
Right, that’s it from me. That’s 250 pages and several hours of my life that I’ll never get back. There’s nothing new there; just validation of what anyone with half a brain could surmise given their business model. Good night/morning!
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Bob Mottram (@bob@epicyon.freedombone.net) 6 Dec 18
Replying to @aral
yes, there's not much new in the emails that I can see.
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