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Apparently It Was a ‘Shocker’

Posted on May 8th, 2014 at 1:48 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Two weeks ago, when Moves announced their acquisition by Facebook (with a happy little exclamation mark in the headline):

For those of you that use the Moves app — the Moves experience
will continue to operate as a standalone app, and there are no
plans to change that or commingle data with Facebook.

Again, yesterday:

Moves, the fitness-tracking app recently acquired by Facebook, has
changed its privacy policy to allow broader sharing of user data,
including with Facebook.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away:

“I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.”

  1. The real issue is not Farcebook. It is the users that put up with it and use it without caring that they are being tracked, their personal data shared, etc. If user’s would vote with their feet and simply leave, then the issue would solve itself. No one really needs Facebook. It is designed as a seductive and convenient place for your stuff. It is free. It is too good to be true. In fact it is neither good nor true. It is a honeypot which ensnares you and drains you of all private data that is sold on to the advertisers.

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