Facebook updates with post on logged-out data collection

Galtero Lara
Abril 17, 2018

It's a proposal that is winning favour among technologists.

Facebook on Friday filed with the Securities and Exchanges Commission a proxy statement the outlines the announcement of the annual shareholders meeting and what the agenda of the meeting will be. But a million federal regulations later, Facebook will still be more powerful in shaping culture than the Congress who imposed them.

Facebook, which got the case moved to San Francisco from IL, argued the users hadn't suffered a concrete injury such as physical harm, loss of money or property; or a denial of their right to free speech or religion. "The profits are all based on the user's info, but the users get none of the profits back". Facebook is now alerting users with two notifications: one if you were affected and one if you weren't. It is also, as he once told tech journalist David Kirkpatrick, "more like a government than a traditional company".

The general strategy has been to charge for special features, so users feel like they're getting something extra for their money.

In its current, free, version, Facebook has made it deliberately user-unfriendly to remove people you haven't interacted with in years. LinkedIn, the social network for job-seekers, lets paying users see who has viewed their profile.

Many disabled people have said they would like to delete social media but feel they would be socially isolated if they did.

That's because the core function of Facebook - connecting people - is something that can be done elsewhere without having to pay.

The proposal asks for a report on the social media platform's policies as they believed its "content policies appear reactive, not proactive".

It has refreshed its bookmarks menu for the users to navigate and access and make changes accordingly to the privacy settings.

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Simply put, the majority of social media users either don't really understand - or don't care - how their information is collected and used, said Ryan Detert, chief executive of Influential, a Los Angeles start-up that uses artificial intelligence to match advertisers with social media influencers.

Critics said that Zuckerberg has not said enough about the extent and use of the data. "I'm on the older side of Millennial and even I don't particularly care whether someone has my data". With only 1 in 5 stations being fully wheelchair accessible and care packages being reduced all the time, it is extremely hard to get out and about when you're a disabled person. "Do I love the product?" he said.

Facebook opposed both, saying they "believe that our success is due in large part to the leadership" by Zuckerberg in its rebuttal to the "one vote per share" proposal.

Mind you, most information which Facebook or other websites collect are vital to render meaningful services.

In dismissing the case, US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn had said federal law regulating internet content shielded defendants such as Facebook from liability for failing to remove harmful or offensive content.

Facebook's critics have long said the company's harvesting of personal information makes it a singular danger to digital privacy.

Facebook has not always provided as much information as it does now.

That means any movement away from a data-driven business could undermine its success.

Rather than trying to elect more technocrats, we should come to terms with the fact that in an increasingly complex world, politicians will be unsuited to regulate most industries, which is why they should do so sparingly.

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