Thursday, 10 December 2020

FTC sues to break up Facebook, sell off assets like Instagram and WhatsApp

quote [ The FTC's suit asks a federal court to force the sell-off of assets such as Instagram and WhatsApp. ]

About damn time. Fuck Zuckerberg.

In the thumb, the more lifelike face is the wax figure.

More info here:

The Smoking Gun in the Facebook Antitrust Case
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[by hellboy@4:55amGMT]


bbrack said @ 6:45am GMT on 10th Dec [Score:2 Underrated]
While I completely support this, it's clearly politically motivated and because of that approach probably won't actually be good in the long room. Google's use of data and clout is insanely more insidious and damaging to consumers.
hellboy said @ 6:55am GMT on 11th Dec
I hear you, and Google is indeed fucking evil. But this is super bi-partisan, and Letitia James is definitely not motivated by the belief that Facehook is censoring right-wing commentary.
thepublicone said @ 4:15am GMT on 12th Dec [Score:1 Insightful]
".......and Google is indeed fucking evil."

Which is so very ironic, don't you think?
hellboy said @ 12:57am GMT on 14th Dec
Exactly. Though it's very much in keeping with my policy of assuming that anyone who constantly posts on social media about how happy they are is probably borderline suicidal.
Ebichuman said @ 4:45am GMT on 13th Dec
Honest and non-trolling question: Why is Google's use of data and clout more damaging to consumers?

I ask because out of all the tech megas - Facebook, Apple, TikTok, Microsoft, etc - at least Google generally seems to be trying to do "the right thing." They don't always get it right, but I mean, they left China and still won't do business there (despite some reports of potential backsliding). They mostly get flak for shutting down ventures when users still use them, at least that I can recall. Privacy brushes include the wifi data collection thing which they had a plausible explanation was a mistake, shut down completely, and compared to Facebook seems like nothing.

Facebook on the other hand is actively destroying democracy, creating an almost perfectly machine-accelerated radicalization system. They routinely introduce privacy-damaging features, and even their walk-backs after backlash are half-hearted. Facebook seems plainly awful. But I (with an open mind to be convinced) don't get the Google hate,
steele said @ 6:45pm GMT on 10th Dec [Score:1 Interesting]
C18H27NO3 said @ 9:17pm GMT on 10th Dec [Score:1 Classy Pr0n]
Remember when facebook, myspace, and twitter were just trends?

Remember when autoplay was bad? Remember when you could actually control your work flow and data?

steele said @ 6:40pm GMT on 10th Dec
Awesome, but I'm not holding my breath. I'll be curious to see how this turns out after Biden takes over.
hellboy said @ 7:00am GMT on 11th Dec
The good news is, there are two suits, the FTC's and another one from almost all of the state Attorneys General, which won't be affected by whatever Biden does.
hellboy said[1] @ 7:47am GMT on 11th Dec
C18H27NO3 said[1] @ 11:12pm GMT on 14th Dec

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