The Facebook saga continues

Anyone who still uses Facebook in spite of that company’s highly unethical practices, such as meddling in the US elections and mood manipulation experiments without the users’ consent, has to look at himself or herself in the mirror and ask questions. There are other platforms that allow people to stay in touch with friends and family, if that is why he or she uses Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg’s failure to show up recently as part of an international inquiry showed contempt.

Facebook had been aware that an update to its Android app that let it collect records of users’ calls and texts would be controversial. “To mitigate any bad PR, Facebook planned to make it as hard as possible for users to know that this was one of the underlying features,” Mr Collins wrote.

This comes from this BBC article:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46456695

I have said it before.

https://angelinasouren.com/2014/06/30/facebook-in-trouble/

https://angelinasouren.com/2014/06/29/facebook-in-for-a-major-battle/

https://angelinasouren.com/2014/07/05/facebook-getting-away-with-it/

There are many alternatives, such as Diaspora. Read more on Wikipedia about Diaspora.

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