Facebook loses all access to its own internal iOS apps after Apple revokes Facebook’s developer enterprise certificate for having violated Apple’s terms of service, using the certificate to install a market research (in this case, spying/privacy violating) app on research participants’ devices.
Glassdoor is a web site where workers write reviews of their employer and work environment. Not surprisingly, many companies are gaming the system, flooding it with 5-star reviews.
Facebook employees write 5-star reviews of Facebook products sold on Amazon.
Have you noticed that many online news web sites – both newspapers and TV stations – will run a news story and then leave it prominently on their web page for days – even weeks? The stories are typically ones that inflame reader or viewer emotions – and the effect of turning them into semi-permanent stories is to distort the perception of the importance of the story. The primary purpose is likely “click-bait” to drive advertising clicks, but they may also distort the public’s perception on important policy issues.
Due to Facebook’s lack of interest in user privacy (and related problems with hate speech and propaganda), Congress is poised to regulate the tech sector, starting with social media companies.
FB share price falls to below $136, approaching 2016 levels.
Facebook, in spite of all its
public lies public comments about privacy, was giving away our personal data including access to private messages to big tech companies like Bing, Netflix, Spotify, Amazon, and Yahoo.
The new multi-level boarding scheme and “class-based” seating assignment is designed to embarrass the low payers, who must walk down the full front and center seats. Everyone knows that you, boarding last, are the cheap skate who bought a cheap ticket. This intimidation uses techniques of propaganda to persuade you to buy a higher priced ticket on your next flight.
Verizon purchased Yahoo for $4.83 Billion in 2017 and in 2018, has chosen to write down the value of the asset by $4.6 Billion.
Facebook continues to hemorrhage active users in the U.S.
FB is increasing its share buy back program to address this years sharp drop in their share price.
For a company built on “friends”, Facebook is not a nice company. They’ve operated the largest invasive spying operation in history scooping up everything from users and then re-selling their insights to whoever would pay.
Google patents product concepts to use cameras to scan every room and person in your home, to identify the types of clothing you wear, to associate that with potential products, and to understand the types of furniture you own, and using that to estimate your income. Google also patents a system to monitor your children, and which would detect the use of foul language or engaged in other inappropriate behavior in your own home.
It’s 1984 in America and the world.
Facebook’s head of PR admits to developing a program to slime others with negative propaganda messaging. He had already submitted his resignation.