THE WONDERFUL WIZARDS OF MARKETING
FB: YOU DID IT AGAIN!
Reeeeeeeally? Yes, really.
Just when we thought that the Cambridge Analytica bonfire was slowly dying away, now comes new gasoline to help start new fires for FB. According to Sarah Frier from Bloomberg), Facebook stroke deals/partnerships with “more than 60 device-makers to make FB branded apps”.
So far it sounds like regular business, cha-ching, cha-ching. But wait a minute. It was revealed by the New York Times that at least four of those partners were Chinese, and one of those was, yes, you guessed it right: Huawei!
Well, according to the NYTIMES.com the partnerships allowed Huawei and the others to invade the personal privacy of the users, thereby collecting “detailed information” of both users and all of their friends, “including religious and political leanings, work and education history and relationship status”.
And as you should know by now, Huawei has been accused by the US intelligence services as having close ties to the Chinese Communist Party (aka the Government of China), or better explained, that HWAWEI IS A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT!!!
FB motivations behind all this started in 2010, when they thought that by giving access to those 60+ companies (including the threatening Huawei) they would entice cell phone users to also use social networks, mainly Facebook. Once in FB, users would be milked from their data. Business as usual.
Boy, are they in trouble. Privacy is a serious issue, and no one should be deprived of it, much less without their consent, and that seems to be the case here. Again. C’mon Mark, you can do better than that. We ALL know that greed is one of your motivators, but you should at least have some privacy table manners and treat your users and the US with some respect. Do shoot me an email, and I will be more than glad to talk to you about what my generation thinks about privacy and other concerns. Hey Mark, I even wrote a book about it. Maybe that is a good starting point.
With the fear of being an opportunist for tooting my own horn, please, yes, PLEASE, do read my book to get a glimpse of what Facebook, big government and others are doing to your privacy, and apply all the steps I show you there to protect yourself from CYBERPARASITES.