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FB buys Oculus VR for $2bil

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Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#161 - 2014-03-27 20:25:42 UTC
Hoshi Sorano wrote:

Source, please? I'm genuinely asking, as I despise Facebook as a company, and I would love to have more current evidence to present to certain relatives about their unethical behavior.

I found info about the recent lawsuit over the sale of information, but I couldn't find anything stating that they actually admitted anything. If they really have, that would be gold.


http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/how-facebook-sells-your-personal-information-130124.htm

Little Dragon Khamez wrote:
You should remind your wife that right now Facebook sells female profile pics to adult dating sites, you know the sites that tell you that there's currently 20 women desperate for sex in your area whilst showing the fb pics. click here to join up.


Hoshi Sorano wrote:
Again, source? Any search I try for this just turns up a bunch of dating sites.


https://www.facebook.com/LocalSexDating?filter=2


facebook selling personal info

facebook local sex sites


Found immediately on my first Google searches with the above keys, so.......whatever. Do with it what you will.

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

Hoshi Sorano
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#162 - 2014-03-27 21:14:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Hoshi Sorano
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Hoshi Sorano wrote:

Source, please? I'm genuinely asking, as I despise Facebook as a company, and I would love to have more current evidence to present to certain relatives about their unethical behavior.

I found info about the recent lawsuit over the sale of information, but I couldn't find anything stating that they actually admitted anything. If they really have, that would be gold.


http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/how-facebook-sells-your-personal-information-130124.htm

Little Dragon Khamez wrote:
You should remind your wife that right now Facebook sells female profile pics to adult dating sites, you know the sites that tell you that there's currently 20 women desperate for sex in your area whilst showing the fb pics. click here to join up.


Hoshi Sorano wrote:
Again, source? Any search I try for this just turns up a bunch of dating sites.


https://www.facebook.com/LocalSexDating?filter=2


facebook selling personal info

facebook local sex sites


Found immediately on my first Google searches with the above keys, so.......whatever. Do with it what you will.


Disappointing; that article is over a year old, and it's the same thing that's been repeated for some time, so it's not exactly recent. Nowhere in it did I see any Facebook representatives admit wrongfully selling personal information, either.
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#163 - 2014-03-27 21:46:13 UTC
Hoshi Sorano wrote:
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Hoshi Sorano wrote:

Source, please? I'm genuinely asking, as I despise Facebook as a company, and I would love to have more current evidence to present to certain relatives about their unethical behavior.

I found info about the recent lawsuit over the sale of information, but I couldn't find anything stating that they actually admitted anything. If they really have, that would be gold.


http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/how-facebook-sells-your-personal-information-130124.htm

Little Dragon Khamez wrote:
You should remind your wife that right now Facebook sells female profile pics to adult dating sites, you know the sites that tell you that there's currently 20 women desperate for sex in your area whilst showing the fb pics. click here to join up.


Hoshi Sorano wrote:
Again, source? Any search I try for this just turns up a bunch of dating sites.


https://www.facebook.com/LocalSexDating?filter=2


facebook selling personal info

facebook local sex sites


Found immediately on my first Google searches with the above keys, so.......whatever. Do with it what you will.


Disappointing; that article is over a year old, and it's the same thing that's been repeated for some time, so it's not exactly recent. Nowhere in it did I see any Facebook representatives admit wrongfully selling personal information, either.


There are no laws making it "wrongful" at all. It's just a policy change (to not do it) they themselves made after people got upset.

You are digging where there is nothing to find.

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

Hoshi Sorano
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#164 - 2014-03-27 23:38:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Hoshi Sorano
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Hoshi Sorano wrote:

Disappointing; that article is over a year old, and it's the same thing that's been repeated for some time, so it's not exactly recent. Nowhere in it did I see any Facebook representatives admit wrongfully selling personal information, either.


There are no laws making it "wrongful" at all. It's just a policy change (to not do it) they themselves made after people got upset.

You are digging where there is nothing to find.


What makes it wrongful is selling the information of those who have specifically opted out of allowing Facebook to do so. And yes, this is illegal; telling your customers one thing (your information will not be shared if you tell us you don't want us to), and then doing the opposite (sharing it anyway without their permission) is a problem. They have done this in the past; I was hoping for a similar recent incident to show that they are repeating past performance.
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#165 - 2014-03-28 00:05:03 UTC
Hoshi Sorano wrote:
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Hoshi Sorano wrote:

Disappointing; that article is over a year old, and it's the same thing that's been repeated for some time, so it's not exactly recent. Nowhere in it did I see any Facebook representatives admit wrongfully selling personal information, either.


There are no laws making it "wrongful" at all. It's just a policy change (to not do it) they themselves made after people got upset.

You are digging where there is nothing to find.


What makes it wrongful is selling the information of those who have specifically opted out of allowing Facebook to do so. And yes, this is illegal; telling your customers one thing (your information will not be shared if you tell us you don't want us to), and then doing the opposite (sharing it anyway without their permission) is a problem. They have done this in the past; I was hoping for a similar recent incident to show that they are repeating past performance.



Welp, the NSA has it all anyway, so what does it matter ? Lol

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

Aerethir El-Kharisti
#166 - 2014-03-28 00:51:01 UTC
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:

Welp, the NSA has it all anyway, so what does it matter ? Lol


I totally thought of the NSA and Facebook workshop, when I saw this: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/03/facebook-drones/?mbid=social_fb

With great power comes great electricity bill.

Kitty Bear
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#167 - 2014-03-28 13:57:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Kitty Bear
Val'Dore wrote:
You guys are looking at this all wrong. FB is going to pioneer the first completely virtual world with social networking and virtual reality combined.

Think of it like real life, with no dirt.


but dirt is how you gauge how much fun you had.

more dirt = more fun
IDGAD
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#168 - 2014-03-29 04:14:49 UTC
It saddens me greatly to see the rift has been bought out by facebook. No matter what happens, the rift will without a doubt be tainted by Facebook's horrid business practices in some way. What had promise to be a glorious multi-platform and open VR device is now most likely going to be closed, ad/monetization infested, and stealing your personal information at every turn it can.
Hoshi Sorano
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#169 - 2014-04-02 18:27:34 UTC
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Hoshi Sorano wrote:
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Hoshi Sorano wrote:

Disappointing; that article is over a year old, and it's the same thing that's been repeated for some time, so it's not exactly recent. Nowhere in it did I see any Facebook representatives admit wrongfully selling personal information, either.


There are no laws making it "wrongful" at all. It's just a policy change (to not do it) they themselves made after people got upset.

You are digging where there is nothing to find.


What makes it wrongful is selling the information of those who have specifically opted out of allowing Facebook to do so. And yes, this is illegal; telling your customers one thing (your information will not be shared if you tell us you don't want us to), and then doing the opposite (sharing it anyway without their permission) is a problem. They have done this in the past; I was hoping for a similar recent incident to show that they are repeating past performance.



Welp, the NSA has it all anyway, so what does it matter ? Lol


At least the NSA isn't interested in sending me spam (or selling my info to those who will).

On the other hand, that might be a good way for them to build up some revenue and become self funding. Would people be willing to get more spam in exchange for lower taxes....
Little Dragon Khamez
Guardians of the Underworld
#170 - 2014-04-02 20:36:07 UTC
Worse than any other fact, is the fact that crowd funding has been damaged by this event, when something good comes along in the future many crowd funders might take the attitude of once bitten twice shy and not bother just in case some evil empire company buys it up.

I know I probably will be reluctant to crowd fund anything unless some legally binding assurances are made that they won't sell out.

Dumbing down of Eve Online will result in it's destruction...

Slade Trillgon
Brutor Force Federated
#171 - 2014-04-02 21:36:23 UTC  |  Edited by: Slade Trillgon
Hoshi Sorano wrote:


On the other hand, that might be a good way for them to build up some revenue and become self funding. Would people be willing to get more spam in exchange for lower taxes....


Most definitely! I use a bogus alternate e-mail for junk stuff. Shhhh don't tell the feds though Lol oooops (/.*)
Slade Trillgon
Brutor Force Federated
#172 - 2014-04-02 21:39:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Slade Trillgon
Little Dragon Khamez wrote:
Worse than any other fact, is the fact that crowd funding has been damaged by this event, when something good comes along in the future many crowd funders might take the attitude of once bitten twice shy and not bother just in case some evil empire company buys it up.

I know I probably will be reluctant to crowd fund anything unless some legally binding assurances are made that they won't sell out.


That is how venture capital works. It is a risk. Crowd funding has just brought the option to assist start ups to the common man.

EDIT: This was supposed to be an edit above, but i will leave it here none the less.