Thursday, November 07, 2019

Irony of ironies

Facebook cries about its privacy being violated by a massive dump of its internal documents:
An explosive trove of nearly 4,000 pages of confidential internal Facebook documents has been made public, shedding unprecedented light on the inner workings of the Silicon Valley social-networking giant.

On Wednesday, the investigative reporter Duncan Campbell released a vast swathe of internal emails, reports, and other sensitive documents from the early 2010s that detail Facebook’s internal approach to privacy and how it worked with app developers and handled their access to user data.

The documents were originally compiled as part of a lawsuit that the startup Six4Three brought against Facebook for cutting off its bikini-photo app’s access to the developer platform. The documents were supposed to remain under seal – but they were leaked....

Facebook has fought vigorously against the release of the documents, arguing that they do not paint a balanced picture of its activities. In an emailed statement, a company representative told Business Insider: “These old documents have been taken out of context by someone with an agenda against Facebook, and have been distributed publicly with a total disregard for US law.”
They don't paint a balanced picture? When has ANY Big Tech company been the least bit concerned with treating anyone fairly or painting a balanced picture of them.

Go cry to St. Efan.

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Blogger Brick Hardslab November 07, 2019 9:49 AM  

It's important to remember who, whom. You just cannot hold a company that does so much good to the same standard as Nazis. I mean they might look bad in comparison to outright Nazis

Blogger maniacprovost November 07, 2019 9:57 AM  

But would the Nazis deliberately make software that causes small children to charge their parents' credit cards by mistake?

Blogger CF Neal November 07, 2019 10:14 AM  

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Blogger CF Neal November 07, 2019 10:18 AM  

If FB is CIA ..

If LTC Vindman can't spell his own name ...

If Interagency is Deep State is antichrist ...

If these people are REALLY this stupid ...

If anyone can read this:

And Jeffery Epstein didn't kill himself.

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 07, 2019 10:29 AM  

Nice. It's handy when they vigorously deny things that haven't been widely exposed yet. Makes it easier to know where to focus.

Blogger "William Berke" November 07, 2019 10:33 AM  

How much of Adobe's 9 B revenue last year came from money created by American education?

Blogger Jim November 07, 2019 10:33 AM  

How fortuitous for FB that the leaked documents do not produce a balanced picture. It means they can completely solve the problem by releasing all of them!

If they don't, well, then we know on what side of the scales this picture is tipped.

Blogger Tars Tarkas November 07, 2019 10:49 AM  

In a sane world, Zuckerberg would be in prison or swinging on a rope.

If not for the Jewish press, Facebook would have been just another shitty website that never took off. FB was pushed by the press in the early years.
This is how they work together against us.

Blogger Johnny November 07, 2019 10:55 AM  

With information sharing the boss Zuckerberg has as his true customer the government, and at core his behavior is that of a politician. It seems to be what he is inclined to. Nothing beyond self interest and manipulation.

Blogger andrisf November 07, 2019 10:58 AM  

Somehow when i hear words facebook and balanced, picture of Zuckerberg comes to mind mind balancing himself in the noose 4 meters above the ground.

Blogger Steve Canyon November 07, 2019 11:00 AM  

Oh, now they want US law to apply? Funny how they didn't think that when offshoring profits to avoid being subject to US tax law.....

Blogger Warunicorn November 07, 2019 11:06 AM  

Apparently, having the truth laid bare is "not painting a balanced picture" and "out of context."

And 2 + 2 = 5.

Pfft. Burn to the ground, f*ckers.

Blogger Oswald November 07, 2019 11:36 AM  

The media hates free speech and privacy unless it is their own. They will fight to protect their own secrets. Consequently, looks like ABC and CBS are retaliating against the whistle blower that informed about the quashed Epstein story.

Blogger Jay Will November 07, 2019 11:36 AM  

The magic stops working when trusting people stop trusting.

Blogger Barbarossa November 07, 2019 11:40 AM  

@12 If I might be so bold as to offer a slight modification to your algorithm...

2 + 2 = Whatever they say it is.

Recommence burning to the ground.

Blogger Doktor Jeep November 07, 2019 12:14 PM  

Where I come from we would tell FB something like:
"Suck on it".

Blogger Hen November 07, 2019 12:15 PM  

FB - Sowing and reaping...

Blogger Patrick November 07, 2019 12:24 PM

Blogger Wario's Mart November 07, 2019 12:54 PM  

When is the media going to get dealt to very severely in Minecraft

Blogger Brick Hardslab November 07, 2019 2:21 PM  

I'm sure that is a solid atheist argument. All atheists agree...

Blogger Karen took the Kids November 07, 2019 5:11 PM  

You reap what you sow.

Blogger Boaty Bear November 07, 2019 5:58 PM  

Sir Nick Clegg - Queens Privy Council*
Sir Nick Clegg - ex Deputy PM of the UK
Sir Nick Clegg - ex Leader of Illiberal Undemocratic Party of the UK

Currently *
Sir Nick Clegg - Faceberg Global Communications Manager....

*The Von Hapsburgs Privy Council thing is an ongoing situation.

Blogger VD November 07, 2019 6:48 PM  

You're banned for wormtonguery, spinoza. No more comments for you.

Blogger Wild Ape November 07, 2019 8:42 PM  

"Their eyes were level and straight." --Kipling. May Zuckerberg get hoisted up by his own petard and let us light the match.

Blogger John Rockwell November 07, 2019 8:53 PM  

No sacred oil for this invasion of privacy. :)

Blogger JamesB.BKK November 08, 2019 6:28 AM  

"Out of context" for lefties in defense mode roughly means, "It's all true!"

Blogger JamesB.BKK November 08, 2019 6:31 AM  

I distinctly recall Dems bragging triumphantly about Obama's use of Facebook user data to gain office. Did something subsequently make access to Facebook's farmed user data bad? Inscrutable.

Blogger Starving_bear November 08, 2019 9:08 AM  

Only slightly related but I recommend checking out techlead on YouTube with his take on Facebook's recent handling of a suicide of one of their employees on campus. Quite tragic.. absolute horror of a company in so many ways

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 08, 2019 12:33 PM  

JamesB.BKK wrote:Did something subsequently make access to Facebook's farmed user data bad?
Some app developer made it available to the Trump team. Which means that basically Zuck is responsible for Trump getting elected, and any deviationism must be punished. And the smaller the offense, the more draconian the punishment must be, pour encourager les autres.

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