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Aral Balkan Dec 5
Is Facebook an advertising platform? No, it’s an “information platform”. “The more people that use the system, the more information we have on how to make more people use the system.”
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Aral Balkan Dec 5
Replying to @aral
What is privacy for Facebook? It’s “messaging”. In other words, PR. It is the thing that – as an “information platform” – if they actually provided it, they would go bankrupt.
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Aral Balkan Dec 5
Replying to @aral
Facebook, a data broker? Never! “Eventually, a brokering business…”
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Aral Balkan Dec 5
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 Dec 5
Replying to @vestager
“Our identity business” They’re talking about your identity.
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Aral Balkan Dec 5
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 Dec 5
“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 Dec 5
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 Dec 5
“Acceptable to make a medium-term trade of Trust…?” 🤔
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Aral Balkan Dec 5
Facebook always does the right thing… if compelled to by a legal/policy requirement :\
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Aral Balkan Dec 5
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 Dec 5
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
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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💚GSV seed drill💚 Dec 5
we all do what we can, in our own way. TBF to when we first met:
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Bob Mottram Dec 6
Replying to @aral
yes, there's not much new in the emails that I can see.
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Matthew Butler Dec 6
Aral. The several hours of your life is by no means wasted. Discourse without corroboration is just unqualified opinion. It is appreciated, Thank you.
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