Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Can Facebook Be Any More Venal?

Users are complaining that the phone number Facebook hassled them to use to secure their account with two-factor authentication has also been associated with their user profile — which anyone can use to “look up” their profile.

Worse, Facebook doesn’t give you an option to opt-out.
Even worse, Facebook has been gleefully selling those phone numbers to advertisers. So what users were encouraged to do 'for better security" was nothing more than a ploy by Mark Zuckerberg to get more information on people in order to sell that off.

Guess Zuckerberg thinks he doesn't have enough money.

And yes, the $5 billlon fine that Facebook is paying was, indeed, a slap on the wrist.


0_0 said...

Everyone wants your phone number- for your security if you forget your password, of course.

CenterPuke88 said...

There is, of course, the recollection that we used to put DL #’s, or even SSN’s, on checks...it was a common practice at one point. Not excusing, just noting this stupidity has been going on for ever.