“This is hugely problematic, not just for privacy, but also for competition. The data that apps send to Facebook typically includes information such as the fact that a specific app, such as a Muslim prayer app, was opened or closed,” reads PI’s report, published earlier today. “This sounds fairly basic, but it really isn’t. Since the data is sent with a unique identifier, a user’s Google advertising ID, it would be easy to link this data into a profile and paint a fine-grained picture of someone’s interests, identities and daily routines.” https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/5/18252397/facebook-android-apps-sending-data-user-privacy-developer-tools-violation
“the tech giants are now moving aggressively to ban all speech that contradicts whatever “official” position is decided to be “the truth” by the corrupt establishment. This week, Facebook announced it would block all content on Facebook that questions the official dogma on vaccines, which falsely insists that vaccines have never harmed anyone (a hilarious lie), that vaccines contain only safe ingredients (a blatant deception) and that vaccines always work on everyone (another laughable lie).”
“The storm clouds gathering above Facebook are getting darker by the hour.
Less than one day after Facebook suffered an unprecedented outage that lasted for hours and impacted all of the company’s media properties (which was blamed on a “server configuration outage“), and just hours after the NYT reported that Facebook is under criminal investigation over its data deals, and that a New York grand jury has subpoenaed records from at least two smartphones manufacturers which gained access to personal data of hundreds of millions of users, moments ago Facebook announced that two top execs had unexpectedly quit the company.”
“The social network’s arrangements allowed Netflix and Spotify to read Facebook users’ private messages, the Times reported, citing internal documents. Other arrangements allowed Amazon to obtain users’ names and contact information through their friends and permitted Yahoo to view streams of friends’ posts as recently as this summer, the Times reported, despite Facebook’s statements that it had ended that type of data sharing.” https://www.cnet.com/news/facebooks-data-sharing-deals-under-criminal-probe/