Facebook announced very publicly it was deleting its trove of facial recognition data. Somehow this has been falsely reported as Facebook won’t use facial recognition. Let me be very clear here: Facebook said it will continue using facial recognition. The reports bury this fact so far down it’s highly suspicious. Why would all the headlines … Continue reading Facebook Facial Recognition Was Criminal. Deleting It Is A Coverup Story.
There seems to be a lot of similarity, yet a very notable difference, between social media ethics headlines from fifteen years ago and today. Yahoo was in big trouble in 2007: Yahoo Inc’s chief executive was verbally lashed by U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday over the Internet company’s role in helping identify a Chinese dissident who … Continue reading How Yahoo in 2007 was Like Facebook in 2021
For a long time now I have sounded warnings about how Facebook security needed to take serious action against data integrity vulnerabilities. In 2019 I wrote a detailed explanation of how the Chief Security Officer had been shooting messengers since at least 2016, showing an institutional habit of leadership inaction on genocide. Now the results … Continue reading Harms Detailed From Facebook Security Officer’s Inaction
Separating communication and contents is like saying the water utility shouldn’t be in the business of turning your taps into coke machines. That’s the whole thing in a nutshell. Status (like money, ideology and ego) is power, which is a question of authorization and consent. Very different from generic content. Nobody should want 1950s “Mad … Continue reading Simple Guide to Regulating Social Media: How to Breakup Facebook
A post called “The Fall of Facebook” is brutally honest about its executive management: The company’s pursuit of “growth at any cost,” which in biology goes under the name “cancer,” can’t go on forever. There are only two possible outcomes: either the growth is forcibly removed and destroyed, or the growth goes on to kill … Continue reading Facebook Isn’t Just Like Tobacco, It’s Cancer