Words of Advice:

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

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Zuckerberg's Latest Scam

Flogging Whatsapp as a security tool:

First off, anybody who cares that their texts aren't "private" should have downloaded Signal. Full stop.

Second, people have been sending unsecured emails to one another since email was developed. There have been add-on programs for most email programs that provided end-to-end encryption and guess what? Damn few people ever bothered to use them.

This, ask yourself, why is Facebook, excuse me, Meta, flogging Whatsapp so heavily? The reason is the number of users of Facebook has begun to decline. Add to that the recent change in iOS privacy policies, where users have to opt-in to seeing ads, have hit Facebook hard. Scaring the rubes into downloading Whatsapp is one way for Facebook to claim it has more users for advertisers to reach, even if none of the new Whatsapp users ever bother to go to Facebook.

So, basically, it's all a Zukerbergian shell game. Don't play it.

1 comment:

Tod Germanica said...

Anything for a buck for turncoat Zuck. I refuse to use the new stupid name for Zuck's vile and traitorous corporation- Zubin Mehta. It will always be Evil Google to me.