This smells like FB is gearing up for some ad revenew.
Just today, the main stream media is reporting that both Russia and China are working on targeting American voters. I thought I saw one the mentioned FB but can't find it now.
Facebook has cut off independent reviewers of political ads that run on its platform, citing security concerns. That's a claim the reviewers have rejected. The social media giant has added code to its system that prevents third parties from automatically grabbing information on ads that appear on its platform, while also …
Security. The web browser has to be able to stop a rogue script clicking on a "new window" link, but allow the user for example. Once you've done that then there's a way for the website to determine if a click was by a user or not. I'm not saying that's how it's done, but there's no point in hiding the source of a click if there is a way to find it out.
Then they could partner up with some academics - or news organisations they choose to trust.
But this is Facebook, and they aren't trying to be open and honest. They're a bunch of lying sacks of shit, led by a lying sack of shit. So that's how they'll operate. Until they get a good shafting by governments, which can't come soon enough.
Why do all these x86-lovers still get all huffy about the VAX? I mean, yeah, it almost defined the term "CISC", what with "Polynomial Evaluate", but at least you could expect to survive having a paper copy of the architectural spec thrown at you. Let's have a little perspective.
Wait, do you mean those following in the wake of Wakefield?
1) Consolidate Whatsapp, Instagram, Messenger
2) Op-ed in the press about how good FB is, and upcoming "zuck-talks"
3) Block independent researches
Evidently, they see their whole business model suddenly and thoroughly in danger...
Is ElReg going to review the upcoming "Zucked!" book (hope the title is right).
Facebook has cut off independent reviewers of political ads that run on its platform, citing security concerns.
I've noticed that this rubric of "security" (an updated derivative of "Won't somebody think of the cheeeldren!") is starting to permeate the lexicon of large, fatass corporations whose primary business is productizing and monetizing its users' data. This is being used to make some of its less transparent operations more palatable to the illiterati, because, well, who isn't against "improving" security, right?
I call bullshit. Any company that hides something under the blanket of "security concerns" should have to pass the same smell test that Micros~1 did (and still must) when it starts spouting its classic BS line about "improving security".
Hey! There is a pattern here...it goes back even farther that I thought!
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