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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:31 pm

Meet the open sorcerers who have vowed to make Facebook history
The Register

Once upon a time the internet ran on open protocols, and anyone could host servers that ran these protocols. Your first dial-up internet connection probably came with a bundle of tools for groups and chat. If you weren't happy with the service from your ISP you'd point the client at another. The internet was open and federated, with tons of innovation at the client end.

But the protocol developers went to sleep for 20 years. We haven't seen much infrastructure development since the crypto protocols in the mid-1990s. Naturally, people wanted to do what they've always done, groups and chat, and so along came Mark Zuckerberg to turn the open, federated web into a private plantation. And here we all are, complaining that Mark Zuckerberg has too much power and no competition.

Technically, what a Facebook or a Slack really does underneath the slick UI is trivially simple, and if it were 1995, we would think it absurd that any company could attempt to charge money for such a service. We'd laugh the effort out of existence. An RFC would surely pop up, and it would become a standard anyone could host.

Rafael Laguna, founder and CEO of Open Xchange, is not merely trying to wake open-source developers from their slumbers. He's investing heavily in putting the pieces in place so that social networking becomes a federated service based on open protocols once again. You'll be able to host a server, or an ISP will host a server, and data will be interoperable. Just like it always should have been.

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Re: All things Facebook (Ecrasez l'infame)

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:41 pm

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Re: All things Facebook (Ecrasez l'infame)

Post by Skeeve » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:44 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Image

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Re: All things Facebook (Ecrasez l'infame)

Post by Witness » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:23 am

I think this has already been posted, but remains relevant:

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Let's just upgrade "error" to "stupidity". :mrgreen:

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Re: All things Facebook (Ecrasez l'infame)

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:34 am

https://twitter.com/oliviasolon/status/ ... 4525575168

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Re: All things Facebook (Ecrasez l'infame)

Post by WildCat » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:14 am

When Facebook gave EVERY user's complete data to the Obama campaign Obama was hailed by the press for his smart use of new technology tools.

But when the Trump campaign was given a limited set of data they were suddenly evil and getting sued by liberals.

The extreme hypocrisy of the left is nothing but consistent.
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Re: All things Facebook (Ecrasez l'infame)

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:08 am

If Facebook is part of the DeepTM State, does that mean Facebook censorship is a First Amendment issue?
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Re: All things Facebook (Ecrasez l'infame)

Post by sparks » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:16 am

WildCat wrote:When Facebook gave EVERY user's complete data to the Obama campaign Obama was hailed by the press for his smart use of new technology tools.

But when the Trump campaign was given a limited set of data they were suddenly evil and getting sued by liberals.

The extreme hypocrisy of the left is nothing but consistent.


Matched only by the extreme right.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/obama ... analytica/

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Re: All things Facebook (Ecrasez l'infame)

Post by WildCat » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:26 pm

sparks wrote:
WildCat wrote:When Facebook gave EVERY user's complete data to the Obama campaign Obama was hailed by the press for his smart use of new technology tools.

But when the Trump campaign was given a limited set of data they were suddenly evil and getting sued by liberals.

The extreme hypocrisy of the left is nothing but consistent.


Matched only by the extreme right.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/obama ... analytica/

But thanks for playing. :De_Bunk:

A distinction without a difference.

That’s because the more than 1 million Obama backers who signed up for the app gave the campaign permission to look at their Facebook friend lists. In an instant, the campaign had a way to see the hidden young voters. Roughly 85% of those without a listed phone number could be found in the uploaded friend lists. What’s more, Facebook offered an ideal way to reach them. “People don’t trust campaigns. They don’t even trust media organizations,” says Goff. “Who do they trust? Their friends.”

http://swampland.time.com/2012/11/20/fr ... ng-voters/

Those 'friends" didn't give permission or ask to be included in the Obama campaign's lists.
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Re: All things Facebook (Ecrasez l'infame)

Post by ed » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:57 pm

Do you really know what permissions you have granted?
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Re: Facebook and all those other bastards (Ecrasez l'infame)

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:55 pm

Microsoft To Ban ‘Offensive Language’ & Monitor Your Private Account (CBS)

CBS Local — Microsoft is cracking down on what people say while using their services online. According to a new services agreement written by the company, the tech giant is planning to ban accounts that use “offensive language” and will go through your private data to “investigate” users.

In a March 1 release, Microsoft is warning customers using Office, Xbox, Skype, and other products that the company is prohibiting offensive language and inappropriate content starting on May 1. “Don’t publicly display or use the Services to share inappropriate content or material (involving, for example, nudity, bestiality, pornography, offensive language, graphic violence, or criminal activity),” Microsoft warns in a portion of their new codes of conduct.

Microsoft also added that the company plans on “investigating” users who are accused of violating the new policy and will block content from being sent to other people. “When investigating alleged violations of these Terms, Microsoft reserves the right to review Your Content in order to resolve the issue” the new policy states.

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so much for "software as a service".

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Re: Facebook and all those other bastards (Ecrasez l'infame)

Post by Skeeve » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:15 am

Facebook controls leaks by deleting Mark Zuckerberg’s messages from inboxes

Facebook secretly deleted messages written by Mark Zuckerberg and other senior executives from the inboxes of former employees and other contacts.

Ordinary users do not have the ability to remove messages from other people’s Facebook inboxes and there is nothing to allow for this in the social media and publishing company’s terms of service.

However, it appears that in this case Facebook made an exception, fearing further leaks after old messages from Mr Zuckerberg, its co-founder, calling users “dumb f***s” for trusting him with their privacy were made public.


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Those messages resurfaced recently amid the backlash over the leak of 87 million users’ data to Cambridge Analytica, the British data company that is accused of electoral meddling.

Another leaked message revealed that Andrew Bosworth, one of Mr Zuckerberg’s lieutenants, told staff in 2016 that “ugly” consequences, including terrorism and deaths due to bullying, were justified as long as Facebook kept connecting more people.


What can anyone say to that I wonder...
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Post by Skeeve » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:21 pm

Facebook To Begin Letting Users Know If Their Data Was Harvested By Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is expected Monday to begin notifying users whether their personal information may have been mined by Cambridge Analytica.

All users will receive a link at the top of their News Feed outlining which apps they use and what information each app uses, Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer said in a statement. Users whose data may have been improperly harvested by Cambridge Analytica can expect to receive an additional message like the one below:

“We have banned the website ‘This Is Your Digital Life,’ which one of your friends used Facebook to log into. We did this because the website may have misused some of your Facebook information by sharing it with a company called Cambridge Analytica.”

Well. That's real white of 'em...
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Monday’s alerts come as Facebook CEO and founder Mark (Zuck the cuck) Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress this week. Zuckerberg has also scheduled additional meetings with lawmakers on Monday, Reuters said.

The social media giant admitted last week that data from up to 87 million of its users may have been shared with Cambridge Analytica ― although that figure, according to whistleblower Christopher Wylie, could be even higher. The data firm denied Facebook’s estimate, claiming that it had licensed data for “no more than 30 million people.”
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Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:05 am

The biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook is fake

For at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia, a review of the page and associated accounts and websites conducted by CNN shows.

The page, titled simply "Black Lives Matter," had almost 700,000 followers on Facebook, more than twice as many as the official Black Lives Matter page. It was tied to online fundraisers that brought in at least $100,000 that supposedly went to Black Lives Matter causes in the U.S. At least some of the money, however, was transferred to Australian bank accounts, CNN has learned.

Fundraising campaigns associated with the Facebook page were suspended by PayPal and Patreon after CNN contacted each of the companies for comment. Donorbox and Classy had already removed the campaigns.

The discovery raises new questions about the integrity of Facebook's platform and the content hosted there. In the run-up to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress this week, Facebook has announced plans to make the people running large pages verify their identity and location. But it's not clear that the change would affect this page: Facebook has not said what information about page owners it will disclose to the public -- and, presented with CNN's findings, Facebook initially said the page didn't violate its "Community Standards."

Only after almost a week of emails and calls between CNN and Facebook about this story did Facebook suspend the page, and then only because it had suspended a user account that administrated the page.

The discovery also raises questions about Facebook's commitment to change, and to policing its platform, even in the midst of its PR offensive leading up to Zuckerberg's testimony. Not for the first time, Facebook took action against a major bad actor on its site not on its own but because journalists made inquiries.

Indeed, Facebook was told of concerns about the page some time ago. Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, told CNN that Black Lives Matter had, suspecting the page was a scam, contacted Facebook about removing it a few months ago.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:18 am

Meanwhile, the "real" Black Lives Matter "movement" is paid for by this guy:

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Post by Rob Lister » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:58 pm

Zuckerberg is talking to Congress. He's wearing a suit. It is to laugh.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:46 pm

Seen today in downtown Chicago, across Wacker form the Opera house:

A sidewalk level billboard for Facebook, telling us they are our friend and will will protect us from fake news. :lmao:
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Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:00 am

Haven't actually read it yet, but Reddit is also "doing its part" to weed out "suspect accounts".

Reddit’s 2017 transparency report and suspect account findings
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Post by Carr » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:38 am

Anaxagoras wrote:but Reddit is also "doing its part" to weed out "suspect accounts".


Them accounts have got user IDs on them. You'll remember your user ID and only post from your user ID!

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:34 pm

The Register on Reddit versus the Russians.

While Zuck squirmed, Reddit revealed it found and killed 944 Russian troll factory accounts

I will point out Reddit always was no more than a collection of moderated forums, not a leaky repository of members' personal data nor an arm of The DeepTM StateTM.

So the two are not directly comparable.

Note: "Karma" is something like having lots of "likes".

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“Of the 282 accounts with non-zero karma, more than half (145) were banned prior to the start of this investigation through our routine Trust & Safety practices,” he wrote. “All of these bans took place before the 2016 election and in fact, all but 8 of them took place back in 2015.”

“This general pattern also held for the accounts with significant karma: of the 13 accounts with 10,000+ karma, 6 had already been banned prior to our investigation—all of them before the 2016 election. Ultimately, we have seven accounts with significant karma scores that made it past our defenses.”

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