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[TechCrunch] We dismantle Facebook’s memo defending its “Research”

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Facebook published an internal memo today trying to minimize the morale damage of TechCrunch’s investigation that revealed it’d been paying people to suck in all their phone data. Attained by Business Insider’s Rob Price, the memo from Facebook’s VP of production engineering and security Pedro Canahuati gives us more detail about exactly what data Facebook was trying to collect from teens and adults in the US and India. But it also tries to claim the program wasn’t secret, wasn’t spying, and that Facebook doesn’t see it as a violation of Apple’s policy against using its Enterprise Certificate system to distribute apps to non-employees — despite Apple punishing it for the violation.
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HardOCP: Facebook Paid Teens to Test Even More Invasive Apps

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TechCrunch: Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

Business Insider: Chaos has reportedly erupted inside Facebook as employees find themselves unable to open the company's apps on their iPhones

9to5Mac: Facebook says Apple has restored its access to enterprise certificates, bringing internal apps back online

Business Insider: Facebook defends paying people to monitor them through its controversial app in a leaked memo to employees

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Sheer craziness in the name of profit. What a wild world we live in.


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That data centre in Utah needs to be filled.

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figure out which apps were gaining momentum and either bring them in or box them out.
I especially love when they talk about boxing out competing services. Anti-consumer for the win!
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Users only found out Facebook was involved once they started the sign-up process and signed a non-disclosure agreement prohibiting them from discussing it publicly.
That fact that they need to sign an NDA to begin with is very suspect. The only reason to sign an NDA is to protect trade secrets. Are these people now consider to be trade secrets of facebook?
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TechCrunch has reviewed communications indicating Facebook would threaten legal action if a user spoke publicly about being part of the Research program. While the program had run since 2016, it had never been reported on. We believe that these facts combined justify characterizing the program as “secret.”
Legal action against anyone who outs them. Seems shady to me. That's without remembering that the app people installed could even break encryption on their device.

Why does the US not have data protection laws yet?!
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That data centre in Utah needs to be filled.
Sshh, we don't talk about that. (;
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Why does the US not have data protection laws yet?!
The US does have such laws, as every Western state does, they just protect the state not you.

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Sshh, we don't talk about that. (;
Didn't they make up a story that some minor Earthquake or Tsunami disrupted HDD manufacturing overseas and caused an HDD price hike, when in reality it was just the NSA buying up like the entire supply of HDDs for a few months to fill that Utah data center?

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I especially love when they talk about boxing out competing services. Anti-consumer for the win!

Why do you think that Microsoft insists on not giving up the basic telemetry setting in Windows 10 for consumers? (Enterprise customers are able to go one lower on the telemetry scale, to the "security" level.) One of the objectives is the same, when they get sent everybody's list of installed programs.


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Social Media has become a platform for foreign propaganda and collective espionage. Everyone would do well to consider removing their profiles and/or deactivating their accounts. There are other means to share your life with people and the damage organizations have done/are doing isn't worth the cost to our society.

I hate to say it, but Social Media has made a strong case that the common man can't be trusted with the free flow of information.
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Social Media has become a platform for foreign propaganda and collective espionage. Everyone would do well to consider removing their profiles and/or deactivating their accounts. There are other means to share your life with people and the damage organizations have done/are doing isn't worth the cost to our society.

I hate to say it, but Social Media has made a strong case that the common man can't be trusted with the free flow of information.
You blame the common man for the psyops that are ran on social media? Good going. Next you blame common Italians for Operation Gladio.
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