Otter: He can't do that to our pledges.
Boon: Only we can do that to our pledges.
Facebook on Thursday said it had filed two separate lawsuits in the US and UK to prevent unsanctioned snarfing of people's personal data and the inflation of likes on posts. Over in the UK, the ad giant, in conjunction with Facebook Ireland, filed a claim in the London High Court against developer Fatih Haltas and his two …
.. but isn't the security and access control of Facebook's facilities a Facebook issue rather than that of a third party?
Who are they trying to fool with this deflection, or is it more because the company in question found a way to use the data without paying Facebook?
So, Mark Zuckerberg creates an advertising SDK that allowed app developers, phone manufacturers and providers to have low-level access to users data and the only protections and safeguards was a pinky swear not to abuse the access?
Mark Zuckerberg allowed Alcatel to have low-level access to users social media data and Alcatel has been creating malicious apps to spy on users and commit advertising fraud on behalf of the Chinese state:
Most recently I have seen that the Android phones that are being distrbuted by Assurance Wireless and Access Wireless through the government funded Lifeline program have started to come with stubs for Facebook Orca, Katana, Messenger, Facebook Lite and have the system apps: Facebook installer and Facebook App Manager and these phones have pre-installed malware and a pre-installed rootkit:
So Facebook with it's unlimited money and resources refuses to properly research the developers or phone manufacturers and again just moves fast and breaks things, which in this case is the privacy and security of users and the nation.
"...requested data from Facebook, including the person’s...time zone..."
Your browser tells me the timezone offset for any date. (And I could deduce it, if it didn't.) And most timezones have some historic perculiarity that uniquely identifies them. So I can probe dates to work out the timezone set on your computer.
The workarounds are either display all times in UTC or display historically incorrect times for past dates. But all in all, having properly displayed dates are probably an acceptable trade off for giving away your timezone to snoops.
Will gun manufacturers start suing the Black Lives Matter protesters for making the cops fire their guns at people getting into their cars?
It's all stupid, lawsuits like this are just stupidity on drugs - we need to change our behavior, not sue people because we're rich idiots.
Actually can't blame them for trying.
I get recruiter calls: "want to work in Palo Alto as a contractor?"
"Cambridge Analytica." *click*
Can't think of a reason they would design a consumer device that I am comfortable with.
And, never paying $4K a month for a 600sq ft. studio apartment in fkn Palo Alto.
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