Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Vox Popoli: Facebook doesn't SELL your data (They GIVE it away!)

They just GIVE IT AWAY to all their SJW social media buddies:
When he stood before Congress in April, following yet another scandal at Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg declared 'We don't sell data to anyone'.

That may technically be the case, but a new New York Times expose has revealed that Facebook gave 150 companies access to hundreds of millions of users' data without their knowledge or consent. Records obtained by the Times reveal that the amount of data Cambridge Analytica received from a Facebook app paled in comparison to the access that was granted to the social media giant's biggest partners, including Amazon, Spotify, and Netflix.

Facebook gave Netflix, Spotify, and the Royal Bank of Canada the ability to read, write, and delete Facebook users' private messages and to see all participants on a thread, according to the internal records. It also allowed Microsoft's search engine, known as Bing, to see the name of all Facebook users' friends without their consent.

Amazon was allowed to obtain users' names and contact information through their friends, and Yahoo could view streams of friends' posts. As of last year, Sony, Microsoft, and Amazon could all obtain users' email addresses through their friends.

It must be that amazing 115 IQ that has enabled Mark Zuckerberg's astonishing success. It can't be because he is a shameless, amoral deceiver who doesn't even hesitate to ever-so-cleverly dazzle and confuse his inquisitors with his astonishing verbal skills.

Of course, it's hardly surprising that the morons in Congress didn't think to ask him any follow-up questions concerning the obvious variations and permutations on the privacy-violating theme in order to pin the evasive alien down. This revelation should be sufficient to shut down Facebook permanently for its repeated mass violations of privacy.