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Month: March 2018

Can #Facebook legally delete relevant documents and emails while under FTC investigation? #DeleteFacebook

Can #Facebook legally delete relevant documents and emails while under FTC investigation? #DeleteFacebook

Saw this quote in the NY Times article: Many [Facebook employees] are also concerned over what might leak next and are deleting old comments or messages that might come across as controversial or newsworthy, they said. Is that legal? I have worked at a company that was under investigation for a time and we had strict document and email retention policies in effect for many months. These actions by employees could be a further black eye on SpyBook.  

#Facebook is a "tight knit" cult with propaganda posters lining the offices #DeleteFacebook

#Facebook is a "tight knit" cult with propaganda posters lining the offices #DeleteFacebook

It was a tight-knit cult convinced of its mission to connect everyone, but with the discipline of a military unit where everyone knew loose lips sink ships. Motivational posters with bold corporate slogans dotted its offices, rallying the troops. Employees were happy to be evangelists. As I was saying earlier today, Facebook is an expert in propaganda and applies its own public propaganda skills upon its own workforce. The cult’s own view of itself has been shattered and FB is…

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#Facebook, #Google know everything about us, far more than anyone imagined #DeleteFacebook

#Facebook, #Google know everything about us, far more than anyone imagined #DeleteFacebook

It collects data from our posts, our likes, our photos, things we type and delete without posting, and things we do while not on Facebook and even when we’re offline. It buys data about us from others. And it can infer even more: our sexual orientation, political beliefs, relationship status, drug use, and other personality traits — even if we didn’t take the personality test that Cambridge Analytica developed. Google, as the author points out, knows who you sleep with…

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The 11 year history of #Zuckerberg lying about #Facebook privacy #DeleteFacebook

The 11 year history of #Zuckerberg lying about #Facebook privacy #DeleteFacebook

Worth reading. Long history of abusing their user community, failing to truthfully disclose what they were doing, and lying about it. Repeatedly. Over and over and over again for more than a decade. Zuckerberg will tweak a few things until he’s caught next time. Source: Promises, promises: Facebook’s history with privacy – ABC News

Loss of Trust in #Facebook may have far ranging consequences to e-commerce and advertisers #DeleteFacebook

Loss of Trust in #Facebook may have far ranging consequences to e-commerce and advertisers #DeleteFacebook

The loss of trust is not just to Facebook but to all things “e-based”. How many of us are now using browser features to hide from trackers? How many of us are disabling permissions on smart phone apps – or uninstalling the apps? How many of us are resetting online privacy settings? How many of us are removing online content? The impacts of Facebook’s surveillance operation may be far ranging. Facebook is losing credibility with its users and that may…

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More on #Facebook's Two Front War as Staff Discover They Were Duped #DeleteFacebook

More on #Facebook's Two Front War as Staff Discover They Were Duped #DeleteFacebook

Honestly, its not fun to work at a company where you just discovered you are not in the business of connecting people to create a better world but are running a massive surveillance and propaganda business – and the whole world hates you: “It’s such a shocking difference for company employees who are used to having esteem for where they work,” said Eric Schiffer, chairman of Reputation Management Consultants. “Ten years ago, Facebook was the hottest place to go out…

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Some tips to avoid being tracked

Some tips to avoid being tracked

This from a Qatar newspaper Signing into an online account gives services a sure-fire way of tracking you. Facebook won’t work at all without an account; Google merely works better with one. And you’ll generally need an account with any service that charges you, although sometimes you can sign in with your Facebook or Google ID instead. Combating this: Resist creating an account or signing whenever you can – such as when you’re merely browsing rather than buying. Avoid using…

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Imagine what propaganda goes on *inside* #Facebook

Imagine what propaganda goes on *inside* #Facebook

Most companies define their business with a mission statement, a sentence capturing the essence of what the company does. The mission statement is communicated to staff with communication of goals and alignment of incentives with those goals, nudging workers to “do the right things” to achieve the company’s mission. Some companies use internal propaganda messaging. I once worked in an organization that plastered the walls with posters saying “Every day you are working to change the world!” At Facebook, their…

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#Facebook is a tool for totalitarian control #DeleteFacebook

#Facebook is a tool for totalitarian control #DeleteFacebook

The problem with Facebook is not *just* the loss of your privacy and the fact that it can be used as a totalitarian panopticon. The more worrying issue, in my opinion, is its use of digital information consumption as a psychological control vector. Time for a thread — François Chollet (@fchollet) March 21, 2018

14 Million Visitors to U.S. Face Social-Media Screening – The New York Times

14 Million Visitors to U.S. Face Social-Media Screening – The New York Times

The proposal covers 20 social media platforms. Most of them are based in the United States: Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Myspace, Pinterest, Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter, Vine and YouTube. But several are based overseas: the Chinese sites Douban, QQ, Sina Weibo, Tencent Weibo and Youku; the Russian social network VK; Twoo, which was created in Belgium; and Ask.fm, a question-and-answer platform based in Latvia.

Use Social Book Manager plug in to automatically mass delete #Facebook posts!!!! #DeleteFacebook

Use Social Book Manager plug in to automatically mass delete #Facebook posts!!!! #DeleteFacebook

Social Book Manager is a Chrome browser extension/plug in that enables you to select Facebook post by year or content, and then delete them all at once. This is the bulk delete feature that Facebook never provided because Facebook does not want you to delete anything. In Chrome, go to Settings | More tools … | Extensions and search for Social Book Manager, then add it to Chrome. Log in to Facebook and go to your Activity time line page…

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Who else is using #Facebook psychographic profiles to judge people? #DeleteFacebook #CambridgeAnalytica

Who else is using #Facebook psychographic profiles to judge people? #DeleteFacebook #CambridgeAnalytica

We have no idea, but if Cambridge Analytica could do this, you can be 100% certain the CIA and the NSA scraped the entire Facebook database. You can also be certain that employers – via third parties – can access your pyschographic profile, insurers can gain access, in fact, anyone who wants to find out more about you – and possibly use that data against you – likely has access via assorted data mining firms. Facebook has faced a backlash….

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