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    Facebook's Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation - The New York Times

    Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook struck with some of the world’s largest technology companies, intensifying scrutiny of the social media giant’s business practices as it seeks to rebound from a year of scandal and setbacks.

    A grand jury in New York has subpoenaed records from at least two prominent makers of smartphones and other devices, according to two people who were familiar with the requests and who insisted on anonymity to discuss confidential legal matters. Both companies had entered into partnerships with Facebook, gaining broad access to the personal information of hundreds of millions of its users.
    When will people realize they are being rolled by big data collections.
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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    I participate on Facebook knowing it's one giant data-accumulation ****-show, and act accordingly. Anybody who writes anything on Facebook or on any of their other platforms that they want to be private are in for a rude awakening.

    Where it gets simply unfair is with the apps that aren't known to be owned by Facebook.

    In any case, I hope FB gets its ass nailed to the wall. It's such an unapologetically evil company.

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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation - The New York Times



    When will people realize they are being rolled by big data collections.
    Me I trust the Govt more than Big Bus on protecting my privacy
    I wonder if that's why FB is down today

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaraD View Post
    I wonder if that's why FB is down today
    And instagram.

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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    I have an account but don't use my real name or any identifiable information. Anything I post, I post knowing that it could be used by a third party. There is zero privacy there.

    Has anyone noticed that, over the years, we have basically transitioned all of our important communications - news media, personal contacts, private messages, information of all kinds - to private corporations? That's really what social media has done. I know people who won't even communicate by e-mail anymore, they do everything on Facebook. (It's the reason I have an account, so I can get in touch with these people.) Even our President "tweets" his updates now.

    How can the First Amendment really function properly in a private environment???

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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation - The New York Times

    When will people realize they are being rolled by big data collections.
    Me I trust the Govt more than Big Bus on protecting my privacy
    About ****ing time.

    Zucky lied to Congress and got away with it because he wasn't under oath. Finally someone's going to nail his ass to a wall.

    I stated here on DP that I disagreed with Fake Indian's idea of breaking Facebook up, but suggested that they (as well as Google) get put on a leash in regards to data privacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    About ****ing time.

    Zucky lied to Congress and got away with it because he wasn't under oath. Finally someone's going to nail his ass to a wall.

    I stated here on DP that I disagreed with Fake Indian's idea of breaking Facebook up, but suggested that they (as well as Google) get put on a leash in regards to data privacy.
    All data collection. But they (Congress ? will make feeble steps if anything at all. Lots of money at stake, any company of size mines your data, and shares/sells it.
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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation - The New York Times



    When will people realize they are being rolled by big data collections.
    Me I trust the Govt more than Big Bus on protecting my privacy
    Since they have more invested in "getting it right" than the government does, the "Big Business" folks tend to be more efficient than the government is.
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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    Since they have more invested in "getting it right" than the government does, the "Big Business" folks tend to be more efficient than the government is.
    Well Big Bus, data mining is to make money. FB is a perfect example, Amazon in some ways another another. Throw in Google, MS and a host of others.
    The invasion of ones life is immense. An open human market and what one can do with all that info.
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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Many people are angry these tech companies like Google and Facebook are collecting our information but let's not forget, government has been collecting our information forever.

    I trust tech companies more than I do the government. Tech companies like FB and Google have a history of making a profit. The government does not.
    “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”

    ― Stephen King

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