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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by KBU2, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. KBU2

    KBU2 Android Expert
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    #1 KBU2, Apr 30, 2019
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  2. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    If he wanted to have privacy in facebook... facebook would have privacy.

    QED
     
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  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    The horse is gone. No need to lock the barn now.
     
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  4. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    He'd better step down and use his billions wisely.
     
  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Genuinely respecting privacy would run counter to Facebook's core business model. So of course it's just hogwash in an attempt to fend off regulation.
     
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  6. Deleted User

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    I can't read the linked article. What does he mean by "reinventing privacy"?
     
  7. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Maybe he was drunk while saying it.
     
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  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    A man who has made billions out of disrespecting other people's privacy and spends many millions on protecting his own isn't someopne who I would allow to define the term in the first place.
     
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  9. Deleted User

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    Yes but I would still like to know what aspect of privacy he thinks is remaining on your Facebook account, to protect.
     
  10. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Facebook knows everything about you, whether you are a member or not. Now they simple want to prevent anyone else from getting what they already have.
     
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  11. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Well I could get to the linked article. The direct link is https://www.washingtonpost.com/tech...privacy/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.42cf49de48f4 (the GDPR tickbox was very faint and hard to see).

    To be honest it doesn't say much, and I can't be bothered to read Zuck's longer article linked from there. It seems to be about planned changes to things like Messenger and Instagram, which most observers reckon are about making it difficult to separate these things in future should regulators demand (a line Microsoft tried with Internet Explorer more than a decade ago, and failed miserably since it was always a patently false claim).

    You should always treat corporations like politicians: judge them on what they do rather than what they say, and by the outcomes rather than what they claim were the intentions.

    (Except that corporations are worse, because they are legally required to be amoral and self-serving (that's what maximising returns to shareholders means), whereas a politician isn't obliged to be like that).
     
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  12. Deleted User

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    Oh I see, it's about encrypting your data while having it swimming around the ecosystem of Facebook products and advertisers. Big deal.

    The alternative is to charge users for use of the Facebook platform, and that simply wouldn't work because people wouldn't pay it. There are too many "free" social applications being used.

    But ultimately, the reason why the Facebook business model works, is that most people really don't care that their information is being shared.
     
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  13. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I think he should take his ball and let the other kids play something else.
    Where is he going to spend his billions?
    Is there some kind of codicil that prevents him from cashing in?
    It seem like it's not about money anymore but ego.
    OT: At the very least buy a new wardrobe dude.
     
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  14. KBU2

    KBU2 Android Expert
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    I'm not surprised the link has been taken down from the time I posted it.. humm go figure
     
  15. KBU2

    KBU2 Android Expert
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    Me or Zuckerberg?
     
  16. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Zuck of course.
     
  17. tranhoang345

    tranhoang345 Newbie

    I always think if you want to go online, you already accept the risk of revealing your identity.
     

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