p2pnet view P2P:- Whether Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc, know your email addie, or where you surf, is probably no biggie.
But it is time to get angry when companies, such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc, try to trick you out of it, or grab it without asking.
They all do it, claiming they’re only trying to improve the user experience.
One of the most blatant is social network advertising company Fa$ebook, run by Mark Zuckerberg (right), with giant corporate scammer Goldman Sucks and Russian crime personality Alisher Usmanov (left) lending a financial hand.
What price your privacy with those two involved, let alone Zuckerberg’s penchant for playing fast and loose with private and personal user data?
Now, “Facebook is working to shape its image on Capitol Hill and avert measures potentially damaging to its information-sharing business”, says USA Today.
It’s “increasing its Washington office, spending more on lobbying and meeting with lawmakers, congressional staff and privacy experts who question whether the company is adequately protecting the personal information of its 500 million users”, says the story.
The sentence is disingenuous. There’s absolutely no question Fa$ebook routinely hijacks user information, or that “lawmakers, congressional staff and privacy experts” are fully aware of it. All that remains is: what, if anything, do they plan to do about it, and when?
“Facebook recently hired its seventh Washington employee and plans to move into new, 8,000-square-foot office space in late April”, says the story, going on >>>
It is also looking to hire a public policy expert.
They’re all signs that one of Silicon Valley’s most influential companies wants to cultivate influence in Washington and shape privacy policies that could define its business. And it hopes to do so much earlier than tech predecessors Google and Microsoft did.
“We need to be here to define ourselves before someone else does it for us,” says Tim Sparapani, a former privacy expert for the American Civil Liberties Union who joined Facebook in 2009. “It’s clear we need to be part of the new thinking of Washington — and early in the company’s maturation process.”
Flash to Sparani: Fa$ebook has already been defined — as an unprincipled data thief.
Not coincidentally, “Facebook is contemplating selling stock to the public next year”, adds USA Today.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
World War III will be a global information war with no division between civilian & military participation ~ Marshall McLuhan
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