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 Post subject: Break up the robber baron tech companies
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:55 pm 
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This is getting way too Orwellian:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03- ... le-collect

This is not a right-left issue, it's a privacy and dignity issue and a concentration of power issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Break up the robber baron tech companies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:12 pm 
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Not much difference between this and Equafax in their business models

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 Post subject: Re: Break up the robber baron tech companies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:37 pm 
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Equifax should have been sued out of business.

BTW, what company in 2018 still has "fax" in their business name? Was "telegraph" taken?

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 Post subject: Re: Break up the robber baron tech companies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:52 pm 
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It's bullshit, but every user had to agree to the fine print which 99.999999% don't read and just blindly agree to. I'm not the least bit surprised by what they've done because they had to monetize their platform some how and clearly "big data" was the way they would do it.

Where they could get fucked legally issue is not that they have the data on the user (Because this was agreed to when they set up accounts), but that they used the user to get the data on their friends, family, and colleagues (Unwilling participants). The latter is bullshit, the former was agreed to by signing up for the service.

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 Post subject: Re: Break up the robber baron tech companies
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:15 am 
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I have dealt with Facebook API in the past and this is their business model. A company can pay money at various levels to have access to more and more data. Any time you use a button to log into Facebook from another page or play one of their games or take a survey, the company gets permissions to plunder all of your data and all of your friends. Even if you are careful with your FB usage all it takes is one of your contacts to be stupid and you are vacuumed up. That is why 270,000 people who took the survey turned into 50M people of data.

The only thing that puts them above companies like Equafax and TransAmerica is that FB has a product they they are trying to sell you. For the others you are the product only.

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 Post subject: Re: Break up the robber baron tech companies
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:41 pm 
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Fuckers.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanmac/growth ... fr4ODLXM7l

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 Post subject: Re: Break up the robber baron tech companies
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:46 am 
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Dan Smith--BYU wrote:


Why does that quote piss you off?

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 Post subject: Re: Break up the robber baron tech companies
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:16 pm 
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I'll let a former Facebook exec explain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMotykw0SIk

BTW this relates to your signature, he's admitting Facebook is bluepilling society.

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 Post subject: Re: Break up the robber baron tech companies
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:35 am 
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Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
I'll let a former Facebook exec explain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMotykw0SIk

BTW this relates to your signature, he's admitting Facebook is bluepilling society.


I'm not watching the video. The quote basically says there will be bad people who use social media for evil but that shouldn't stop them from connecting people. What's wrong with that?

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 Post subject: Re: Break up the robber baron tech companies
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:27 am 
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I like it that Facebook now admits that "whoops!!" everyone's private data was scraped by 3rd parties. They do not point out that it is their business model for the last 10 years.

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