That same day, Facebook confirmed that it has been keeping texting and call logs for millions of people who use Android phones to access Facebook Messenger,
Same.I'm not surprised and suspected as much and should've known better, but fuck those assholes.eta google's just as bad but I literally can't get rid of all of the google apps on my phone because it will not let me uninstall, and every time i try to delete all of the data on the youtube or maps app, it just resets and pulls everything from my google account anyway, so it's literally pointless
Hrm. Many of those are things I thought people would understand were being harvested - of course Google is recording your entire google history, and of course Facebook has your whole facebook message history.
Read this whole thread. Just went through and updated some shit on Windows 10 that I didn't realize was still fucking enabled.https://twitter.com/iamdylancurran/status/977559925680467968
It (Facebook Messenger) gets the information by becoming the app you use to make phone calls and send text messages, taking over for the dialer/contacts and messaging apps that came with your phone. It does a lot more than just let Facebook users chat with each other.
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/27/zuckerberg-to-facebook-users.html/Lovely, it was something asked for. Why the fuck was it asked for?And how, exactly, does facebook access it? Does it get the information from your phone, from the companies, or what? If the former, why is your phone sending that data? If the latter, why is your company releasing that data?ETA: hahahaha the fucker protected his tweets.
Honestly, what is the appeal of Facebook? I can't imagine wanting to use it.
Quote from: Testy Calibrate on April 05, 2018, 11:01:31 AMHonestly, what is the appeal of Facebook? I can't imagine wanting to use it.Well, you are like 90, so there are a lot of things that people below the age of 90 find appealing that are going to be difficult to explain to you.
Facebook has asked several major U.S. hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a proposed research project. Facebook was intending to match it up with user data it had collected, and help the hospitals figure out which patients might need special care or treatment.The proposal never went past the planning phases and has been put on pause after the Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal raised public concerns over how Facebook and others collect and use detailed information about Facebook users.
While the data shared would obscure personally identifiable information, such as the patient's name, Facebook proposed using a common computer science technique called "hashing" to match individuals who existed in both sets. Facebook says the data would have been used only for research conducted by the medical community.The project could have raised new concerns about the massive amount of data Facebook collects about its users, and how this data can be used in ways users never expected.
All of this leads back to the question whether Facebook is a venal company that warrants especially harsh treatment from regulators. Facebook now has three strikes against it: Beacon, the privacy modifications it made in 2009 to force private user information public, and now the Kogan/Cambridge Analytica revelation. Facebook can't claim to be clueless about how this happened. The FTC consent decree put Facebook on notice. All of Facebook's actions were calculated and deliberate, integral to the company's business model, and at odds with the company's claims about privacy and its corporate values. So many of the signs of venality are present.