Facebook Inc did not notify the more than 530 million users whose details were obtained through the misuse of a feature before 2019 and recently made public in a database, and does not currently have plans to do so, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

Have you said your daily “fuck Facebook” today?

Ephera
102M

I really hope they get sued hard for this bullshit.

  • It’s a horrendous number of users that are affected.
  • They really dropped the ball on this one. A child could’ve thought of that vulnerability.
  • They don’t follow the most basic GDPR etiquette, i.e. notifying the data protection commission or affected users.

As much as I’m against the death penalty for any humans, for corporations (considered “people” under the law), it should be given out regularly and liberally.

Yes, and it doesn’t happen nearly as often as it should.

fatboy
32M

Such assholes

@yogthos
-32M

Makes sense, it’s not like anybody who cares about privacy uses Fb in the first place.

Many people who use FB services still care about their privacy. They can’t get away though because of the network effect.

@yogthos
12M

they can, but they choose not to

Sometimes it’s not a choice though. Every time there’s a group project at my university, Facebook Messenger and Google Docs are what everyone defaults to. I’ve tried convincing people to use alternatives, but no one cares, so if I don’t use them, I can’t complete course assignments.

@yogthos
32M

It’s true sometimes you don’t have much choice when it’s things like work or school, but I would never use it for anything personal.

@joojmachine
creator
22M

It depends a lot, whatsapp for example

I´m pretty paranoid about my privacy, but I still need to choose between having to use it or not having a job, since my work group is on there with no alternatives, just like pretty much any small workplaces in Brasil.

@leanleft
42M

ha! yeah you’re probably right.
but seriously: i think that is the exact reason that it’s so important.

A place to discuss privacy and freedom in the digital world.

Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.

In this community everyone is welcome to post links and discuss topics related to privacy.

Some Rules

  • Posting a link to a website containing tracking isn’t great, if contents of the website are behind a paywall maybe copy them into the post
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