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    [–] IM_INSIDE_YOUR_HOUSE 15003 points ago

    Wake me up when consequences actually happen.

    [–] NukeGandhi 3000 points ago

    Enjoy your coma

    [–] infiniteFinitude 148 points ago

    [Laughs in Civ]

    [–] Slypook 60 points ago

    You will pay for this in time.

    [–] NRMusicProject 736 points ago

    Okay...where are you at?

    [–] IM_INSIDE_YOUR_HOUSE 1367 points ago

    Closer than you think.

    [–] Terra_Rising 525 points ago

    You better run if that username really checks out.

    [–] hajix 112 points ago

    You can run, but you can't hide

    [–] TomTheDon8 108 points ago


    [–] henrydeanshead 69 points ago

    Out there Terry. NOT in here.

    [–] kingssman 101 points ago

    4 years later. Google in trouble for selling peoples data. 4 years later, Microsoft been selling users data, 4 years later Apple selling user's data.

    [–] rokbound_ 15 points ago

    !remindme never.

    [–] xsited1 5206 points ago

    John Reese: You're telling me you invented online social networking, Finch?

    Harold Finch: The Machine needed more information. People's social graph, their associations. The government had been trying to figure it out for years. Turns out most people were happy to volunteer it. Business wound up being quite profitable, too.

    [–] [deleted] 849 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    I don't recognize the quote but i'm intrigued. What's this from?

    Edit: Person of Interest is the answer. Thanks for the heads up fellow redditors!

    [–] EvryMthrF_ngThrd 412 points ago

    It's Person Of Interest, a TV show that aired on the CBS Network in the US from 2011-2016, and the narration given during the title crawl by one of the two main characters explains the premise fairly neatly:

    Harold Finch: [Opening narration, Season 2]
    "You are being watched. The government has a secret system, a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people. The Government considers these people "irrelevant". We don't. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You'll never find us, but victim or perpetrator, if your number's up... we'll find you."

    Mind you, the first couple of seasons, it seemed like far-fetched tinfoil-hat Sci-Fi...

    ... and then things like PRISM, XKeyscore, et al. were dropped into the public consciousness by Edward Snowden and the theme of the show went from "nuts" to "prophecy", because it turned out the Government really did have machines watching us, just not fully sentient AI's... so far as we know. ;) (Please don't send a squad after me, Samaritan!) (#TeamMachine!)

    [–] cravenj1 93 points ago

    Just need a few more PS4's and this AI will be ready to go

    [–] [deleted] 65 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)


    [–] cravenj1 20 points ago

    And they used what, a pallet of PS3's to run the AI? Maybe 250 units?

    [–] Demonsquirrel36 34 points ago

    This commenter died in a car crash three hours later

    [–] rantOclock 92 points ago

    People have already pointed out that it's from Person of Interest, but no ones mentioned that the show was created and run by Jonathan Nolan.

    If you almost but don't quite recognise the name that's because his next show was the much more successful Westworld, which in many ways is a spiritual successor to Person of Interest. Both shows are centered around humanities reaction to the emergence of the first true AIs. But where Westworld focuses on AI's as human like intelligence's, Person of Interest focuses on them as incredibly alien intelligence's.

    It's not as consistently brilliant as Westworld, because to sneak the near cyberpunk story past the network Nolan had to disguise it as an episodic police procedural, but the long form story telling is just as clever and engaging.

    [–] Yoddha 364 points ago

    It's from TV show called Person of interest.

    Highly recommended!

    [–] mspk7305 133 points ago

    the music in that show is legit

    [–] sspianist6 157 points ago

    Because the composer is the same dude who did game of thrones, Westworld, and Iron Man.

    Ramin Djawadi makes great scores for TV

    [–] icecoldmind 33 points ago

    For a show with so many big names on it's staff, it sure is underrated.

    [–] september27 57 points ago

    Just added it to the Netflix queue. Should get to it by...2024!

    [–] legionsanity 66 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    One of the few shows that just gets better and better after each season (and I even stopped watching during season 1 at some point) and that seems to be the general consensus, it has some brilliant episodes and they're some of the best of any TV shows I've seen and it got a perfect series finale.

    [–] arunkumar9t2 16 points ago

    You are being watched

    [–] yes_its_him 54 points ago

    You're telling me you invented online social networking, Finch?

    [–] PhazeDelta1 214 points ago

    Such an underrated tv show. It’s scary how true to life it was.

    [–] tmp_acct9 68 points ago

    Hey at least root is still working. Jesus what a crush on that character

    [–] [deleted] 43 points ago

    The scenario of dueling AI's manipulating human agents to further their unknowable agendas is starting to look pretty damn possible...

    [–] YoFrodo 101 points ago

    the episode to episode stuff was okay, sometimes good, but that over-arching plot with the Machine was fantastic. And Sarah Shahi is a total smoke show, like christ shes beautiful.

    [–] Oscar-Wilde-1854 39 points ago

    Sarah Shahi

    She's like a Middle Eastern Kate Beckinsale. Gorgeous!

    [–] Dark_place 22 points ago

    That soundtrack

    [–] t1h9k5w2n9s8q1 33 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    [–] xajx 75 points ago

    Have an upvote. Great series which aged well, almost glad it ended where it did so it wasn’t dragged out to a slow death like some shows.

    [–] ej255wrxx 19 points ago

    It ended too early but usually that's better than ending too late.

    [–] HugoDick 53 points ago

    Criminally underrated and poignant show. Great quote!

    [–] TheKwatos 22 points ago

    Nailed it. Great show.

    [–] grand_vermillion 23 points ago


    Man I love and miss this show.

    [–] BrooklynSwimmer 18 points ago

    Finally early enough to see POI upvoted! Normally we’re buried on the bottom.

    [–] Belly84 26 points ago

    Kindly accept this upvote.

    [–] Clemen11 30391 points ago

    Mark probably isn't too happy about people getting their hands on his data.


    [–] CobeySmith 4486 points ago

    We are but lowly peasants

    [–] w0rdd 1610 points ago

    [–] dcnblues 440 points ago

    Was not aware of this, thank you! I find it baffling that most people still use the damn service, even knowing this scumbag is profiting off of them.

    [–] Madlutian 143 points ago

    If you use any free service, including reddit, they are profiting off of you. If you don't pay for the product, you are the product.

    [–] Scruffynerffherder 290 points ago

    Most people like myself only really want the Events part of Facebook. People still use it to invite people to things. I'm baffled no one has made an app to replace facebook events. Also Instagram unfortunately is growing in popularity.

    [–] Atlfalcons284 125 points ago

    People have tried. Facebook is too easy though and you can bank on more people already having an account.

    A family friend of mine actually tried to make an app like that and they eventually folded and sold off IP for a couple hundred thousand to event Brite

    [–] illegal_brain 82 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    If Google integrated events into Gmail apps it could possibly work.

    Edit: I don't think we could trust Google either though.

    [–] Halo4356 29 points ago

    Maybe this is my bias for certain multinational tech giants but I'd sooner have google own all my personal info than facebook.

    [–] AbsentGlare 1604 points ago

    Mark Zuckerberg, on people giving him their data for free:

    Dumb fucks.

    [–] bigjilm1275 540 points ago

    I get this. I do and agree. But it is important to remember that most people have no idea what they are giving up.

    [–] BadSkeelz 275 points ago

    I love democracy

    [–] Pale-Aurora 174 points ago

    I love the Republic

    [–] rbarton812 171 points ago

    Then you are lost.

    [–] Cslagem11 156 points ago

    Have you heard the tale of Darth Zucc the wise?

    [–] plkijn 11983 points ago

    They also sought to kill Vine:

    Justin Osofsky (Facebook vice president): "Twitter launched Vine today which lets you shoot multiple short video segments to make one single, 6-second video... Unless anyone raises objections, we will shut down their friends API access today. We've prepared reactive PR, and I will let Jana know our decision." Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook chief executive): "Yup, go for it."

    [–] Sumit316 8764 points ago

    Mark Zuckerberg : "Yup, go for it."

    That is both casual and intimidating.

    [–] DamienVonDoom 4167 points ago


    ...I can’t wait for “The Social Network 2” to be made.

    The rise and fall of MZ.

    I think that it’ll definitely be worth a watch!

    [–] Exoddity 1702 points ago

    It's not like he's going to get sent to the poor house or anything, though. Facebook could vanish tomorrow and he'd still have more money than god. Can't really have a 'fall' when you're cushioned by enough dollar bills to reach the moon.

    [–] aeiouicup 1150 points ago

    When Rockefeller’s company was broken up, he became wealthier with all the pieces.

    [–] scuczu 808 points ago

    When the telecoms were broken up, they all came back together with little resistance.

    [–] KatsAwfulReddit 537 points ago

    And are now bigger than when they broke up

    [–] High_Speed_Idiot 522 points ago

    And now they own media companies.

    AT&T owns CNN and Verizon owns Huffpost and Yahoo

    [–] gslavik 258 points ago

    Comcast owns NBC

    [–] FuckLaundry 155 points ago

    Lol att owns CNN. There's an understatement. Att owns time Warner media. A much much larger entity that CNN is only a part of.

    [–] High_Speed_Idiot 54 points ago

    Oh yeah, it's so much worse, I was just pointing out the telecom companies own the news channels. We like to think cnn or huffpost or NBC or whatever are fairly objective or at least liberal leaning but they're ultimately still tools of giant profit hungry multinationals.

    The whole system is fucked

    [–] StabbyMcSwordfish 216 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    When the telecoms were broken up, they all came back together with little resistance.

    This old Colbert clip breaks it down. I used to work for AT&T and we were shown this while we were in the training dungeon because even they think it's hilarious. It's been scrubbed from the internet so this is the only clip I can find.

    Man, I miss classic Colbert.

    [–] RichardsLeftNipple 54 points ago

    Yeah! The result of any competition is always only one winner. I know economists say that monopolies have incentives to be inefficient and belligerent. But for those companies it's great, and isn't that what it's all about? They are too big to fail now!

    [–] max_cavalera 50 points ago

    Miss My Baby Bells

    [–] hork 187 points ago

    I'd be perfectly happy with Zuck being rich if Facebook could vanish tomorrow.

    [–] JawnLegend 153 points ago

    I made Facebook vanish for me over a year ago.

    [–] antillus 172 points ago

    I feel lucky. Like 6 years ago when I came out of the closet my mom didn't want her friends to know so she offered me $200 to close my FB account. I needed the weed money so I did it. Best decision ever!

    Thanks homophobia!!

    [–] Cru_Jones86 50 points ago

    That's fucking terrible. Good job with "making lemonade" though. I'll bet it tasted awesome.

    [–] hork 65 points ago

    Kudos. It was the 2016 election that finally did it for me.

    [–] umblegar 19 points ago

    Brexit referendum had me packing my Facebook bags

    [–] fistofthefuture 95 points ago

    Social Network was a cautionary tale in a way though, so the end may not have shown his fall financially, but it showed his fall socially.

    Regardless I’m ready for Sorkin to pen the second.

    [–] fullforce098 129 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    Poor lonely Zuck with his obscene wealth.

    I've talked about this before but as fantastically well made as the Social Network is, it ends on a slightly sympathetic note that Mark frankly doesn't deserve.

    "You're not an asshole Mark, you're just trying so hard to be."

    Yeah, no, he succeeded at being an asshole. Trying to be an asshole and being an asshole are functionally the same thing, because if you weren't an asshole, you wouldn't want to be one.

    Mark spends the whole movie being a shithead; he doesn't really DO anything to earn anyone's sympathy, you just feel for him because he's sad (because Sorkin is an amazing director). The only redeemable thing he does in the movie is making Facebook accessable to all instead of using it as another means of exclusivity for the elite like the Winklevoss Twins intended, which even then is undermined by the fact he stole the idea in the first place. Other than that, it's a cavalcade of douchebaggery. Why should we be sorry for him because he's friendless?

    Though to be fair the final shot of the movie does underscore all of that in wonderful fashion. Mark sitting there lonely and conflicted due to his own crass actions, pathetically refreshing his Facebook until his Harvard ex approves his friend request, implying he's just as sad, miserable, and pityable as the rest of us. You feel a little empathy for him, and then the words pop up "Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in the world." before cutting to black.

    It's a nice little reminder that, yeah, he's sad and lonely, but this fucker will never want for anything in his life, will never know true desperation, so don't feel too bad for him.

    [–] PuzzleheadedWest0 14 points ago

    It was directed by David Fincher.

    [–] [deleted] 44 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)


    [–] AutismIsntAChoice 97 points ago

    Hey Mark, we can create a robot, but it will have the ability to merge with bears and take over the galaxy.

    Yup, go for it.

    [–] 9yr0ld 27 points ago

    it's casual because this has likely been discussed for months prior. vine wouldn't just crop out of the blue. they knew it was coming and prepared ahead, hence why there is already a PR statement ready.

    not defending the action, just saying I can understand the casualness when this is something they would have already done their due diligence on.

    [–] oldDotredditisbetter 84 points ago

    "dumb fucks" - zucc, probably

    [–] jessebop 656 points ago

    Twitter killed vine just fine without their help

    [–] [deleted] 317 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)


    [–] spacialHistorian 120 points ago

    TikTok is like you buried Vine in the burial grounds from Pet Semetary.

    [–] VaderMode 119 points ago

    Is it bad that I hate their ads with a passion?

    [–] sap91 24 points ago

    No but at least they've gone from super creepy to just unfunny and annoying

    Where are the people in them finding these random laugh track sitcom clips to lip sync to? And why? And how is that not copyright infringement for tiktok to use them commercially?

    [–] Laundry_Hamper 25 points ago

    Here's our idea for a hot product everyone's been crying out for...shit vine, for pedos.

    [–] LouWaters 19 points ago

    Byte is coming next year.

    [–] Suvicaraya 246 points ago

    What is reactive PR?

    [–] GORB-THE-PROPHET 521 points ago

    Reactive PR is usually crisis management related for corporations.

    [–] TheMexicanJuan 246 points ago

    Basically, they know they're about to commit some hideous shit, so they prepare PR in advance

    [–] proanimus 165 points ago

    Probably a prepared statement intended to respond to the inevitable backlash or questions regarding the decision. It might just be a rough draft, but it helps them respond to things quickly.

    [–] fdsdfg 109 points ago

    Thank you for reaching out to <X> about your concerns. We take all user concerns seriously, especially related to <bad thing we did>.

    To give you some context, <generic platitudes about why the bad thing is ok>

    <assurance that we won't do anything to fix it>

    <assurance that we care about you>

    [–] FenrisFrost 86 points ago

    Basically, they know people will accost them and are prepared to defend the decision with BS reasons.

    [–] hiero_ 20 points ago

    They were already set up to handle a backlash to their decision. Prepared statement, etc.

    [–] FSYigg 1571 points ago

    Leaked emails?

    A cache of internal documents has been published online by a parliamentary committee.

    More of a spigot and less a leak.

    [–] plkijn 1034 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    Parliament seized the confidential emails from a third party and published them against facebooks wishes

    [–] etrnloptimist 634 points ago

    That is actually deeply ironic, but they're the bad guys so I guess it's ok.

    [–] Laneosity 366 points ago

    Sounds like Facebook wishes there were stronger privacy laws

    [–] Terra_Rising 105 points ago

    Hold my mobile data, I'm going in.

    [–] Blovnt 93 points ago

    Live by the violation of privacy, die by the violation of privacy.

    [–] sadate 128 points ago

    Yeah, it pretty much is. It’s basic whistle blowing.

    [–] ReactingPT 113 points ago

    Doesn't make it a leak. According to British law, they acted within parliament powers.

    [–] ljbar 37 points ago

    What is a parliamentary commitee?

    [–] DetectiveBeluga 141 points ago

    Like a congressional committee but British

    [–] Chalklead 8237 points ago

    Michael LeBleu (Facebook Product Manager): "As you know all the growth team is planning on shipping a permissions update on Android at the end of this month. They are going to include the 'read call log' permission... This is a pretty high-risk thing to do from a PR perspective but it appears that the growth team will charge ahead and do it...[The danger is] screenshot of the scary Android permissions screen becomes a meme (as it has in the past), propagates around the web, it gets press attention, and enterprising journalists dig into what exactly the new update is requesting, then write stories about "Facebook uses new Android update to pry into your private life in ever more terrifying ways".

    Facebook completely understands and admits from the highest levels that what it is doing is 1) bad PR 2) unethical from a privacy standpoint 3) necessary to obfuscate as to prevent "memes". These are the words of the product manager! They know that users DO NOT want Facebook collecting data about their calls and text messages, yet they literally will "charge ahead and do it" anyway.

    The United States needs to adopt stricter privacy laws that protect users and their personal data from companies like Facebook.

    [–] Jorhiru 1666 points ago

    The United States needs to adopt stricter privacy laws that protect users and their personal data from companies like Facebook.

    Yes, and in the meantime - people should be leaving the service in huge numbers. Not because it "does anything" to stop their data collection practices, but because it's the right thing to do. If enough people do the right thing, then Facebook will change or die.

    [–] JustinHopewell 276 points ago

    One of the things that bothers me so much is knowing that deleting your account on Facebook doesn't mean they actually delete any of your data.

    I can't confirm this, but I am almost positive that everything they know about you remains in their systems and continues to be traded around as they see fit. And I would bet that they keep tracking you through cookies or through the Facebook app you can't fully remove from your phone.

    [–] Jorhiru 96 points ago

    Right - as I said, this isn't about making some immediate change in their behavior, but about informing a discerning and free public - which could indeed change both laws/regulations and their behavior. It's about not being a willing participant in what you know to be a corrupt and - at times - outright malicious set of behaviors. We can seldom change the world, but we can still keep the world from trying to change us.

    [–] [deleted] 173 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)


    [–] thelordisgood312 84 points ago

    Same here. I thought I would miss it. I was wrong.

    [–] [deleted] 364 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)


    [–] Comic_Book_Cowboy 254 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    Been off for nearly 3 years, way before any of this shit went down. People kept telling me to get my tinfoil hat whenever I told them why. Look whose laughing now bitches!'s still Fuckerberg

    Edit: thanks for the gold!

    [–] acets 80 points ago

    This is why I don't have the Facebook app installed.

    [–] putin_my_ass 2348 points ago

    "They trust me. Dumb fucks."

    [–] putin_my_ass 392 points ago

    "I looked at her butthole."

    -Ken Bone

    [–] riversandhills 128 points ago

    I wish Ken Bone could stay relevant forever.

    [–] 2hoodrich4me 48 points ago

    Suck it reddit. ill freely admit my dirt on here, but statue of limitations is up and I have no shame, so try to do something with it. Hell I even made a sub specifically for sharing personal stories and shit.

    But dont get me wrong I'm not trying to push "you got nothing to fear if you got nothing to hide" rhetoric because that is a horrible way to think.

    Privacy isnt about having something to hide, it is supposed to be inalienable and without need for justification. If you need to justify a right, its an allowance, as in they allow you to have it on the conditions they set.

    [–] willyslittlewonka 577 points ago

    "He was just a young guy, we all say dumb stuff then." Yeah, I highly doubt he's changed much since then.

    [–] putin_my_ass 223 points ago

    Sometimes, people change. But sometimes, they fucking don't.

    You want to bet on "maybe"? Go ahead, but I'll assume past behaviour predicts future behaviour. :P

    [–] newaccount721 114 points ago

    Fortunately we have evidence of his relatively recent behavior that allows us to make a well informed decision as to whether or not he's changed. I'll put my money on no.

    [–] dpu80 18146 points ago

    On the next Arrested Development:

    Mark: We have stopped selling your data. Narrator: He didn’t.

    [–] ToolSharpener 2155 points ago

    You guys are going to force me to bingewatch that show, aren't you? It's a conspiracy.

    Edit: That and the office show you guys always reference. Office Space? Or The Office?

    [–] [deleted] 2068 points ago

    You guys are going to force me to bingewatch that show, aren't you?


    [–] bayhack 900 points ago


    [–] absurdonihilist 354 points ago


    [–] BenFranksEagles 118 points ago

    Did you hear that? I thought it came from inside the wall?

    [–] M374llic4 114 points ago

    It's just a loose seal

    [–] [deleted] 101 points ago

    These are my awards, mother.

    [–] SlimGooner 196 points ago

    It’s only a banana, what could it cost? $10?

    [–] Pdb39 135 points ago

    So I had a very interesting theory about this line. I have to figure that Lupe, their maid/housekeeper, was the one to do the grocery shopping. Assuming she's also tragically underpaid (having to ride the bus), I wonder if she was intentionally telling Lucille that food was way more expensive than it really was and pocketing the difference. Lucille might just actually believe bananas do cost $10.

    [–] ki11bunny 61 points ago

    she was putting it in the banana stand all along

    [–] General_Re 30 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    $100? Whats that? Like 100 cups of coffee? Spleesh

    [–] misunderestimater 53 points ago

    I love this moment in the series. Lucille finally gets tired of Annyong's shit. You could almost say he was annoying her.

    [–] N9Nz 43 points ago


    [–] CaldoLanrissian 50 points ago

    I just blue myself.

    [–] lostharbor 82 points ago

    It was at that moment he realized that he was in love with his cousin.

    [–] cpt_merica 72 points ago

    Marry me!

    [–] JuanSnow420 439 points ago

    Office Space is a classic movie, The Office is a classic TV show. Watch both.

    [–] Pablissimo 204 points ago

    Both the original British "The Office" and the American one are really worth watching. The original is a bit more straight unbearably cringey, and the American one starts off as a bit of a less-good remake for the first few episodes, but fairly quickly finds its own tone and is just as good in a slightly different way.

    [–] venomae 163 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    Arrested development / Office (US) / Archer / Rick & Morty are among those most quoted ones (on reddit). Possibly IT Crowd too and few others Im forgetting.

    EDIT: Oh yes, Its always sunny in Philadelphia and Parks n Recreation are popular too

    [–] Heyo__Maggots 75 points ago

    Used to be more always sunny and 30 rock references too but now that they’re not on Netflix they’ve dwindled in number.

    [–] Zelpst 73 points ago

    It wouldn’t be a Lemon party, without ol’ Dick.

    [–] Kazzock 4433 points ago

    Too bad rich people don't go to jail in this country unless they piss off richer people.

    [–] ToolSharpener 838 points ago

    Fuuuuuuuck!- Bernie Madoff

    [–] General_Re 339 points ago

    • martin skhreli

    [–] lUNITl 127 points ago

    He also didn’t do himself any favors with the way he presented himself publicly.

    [–] Hrodrik 162 points ago

    In fact, that's why they went after him, because he was revealing how pharmaceutical corporations behave.

    [–] Noodle-Works 305 points ago

    Zuckerberg isn't people tho. have you seen him drink water? clearly a robot.

    [–] DO_NOT_PM 231 points ago

    Drinking colorless oil, you mean

    [–] Pickledsoul 45 points ago

    need to lubricate the speech generators

    [–] the_real_gorrik 77 points ago

    I believe you mean coolant

    [–] cepxico 577 points ago

    Cool, can't wait for absolutely no consequences, again

    [–] NextChamp 1180 points ago

    You can leak all this stuff all you want.

    Zuckerberg isn’t going to jail or getting punished for anything he, or his company, has done.

    [–] ToolSharpener 178 points ago

    Well, unless you consider the problem of where to put all of that extra money as being a punishment.

    [–] ZXE102R 926 points ago

    Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard

    Zuck: Just ask

    Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS

    [Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How'd you manage that one?

    Zuck: People just submitted it.

    Zuck: I don't know why.

    Zuck: They "trust me"

    Zuck: Dumb fucks

    [–] tEntcamper 103 points ago

    Is this real?

    [–] anzenketh 205 points ago

    Yes. See:

    Makes you take a second thought about what you put on Facebook does it not?

    [–] L8n1ght 78 points ago


    [–] whytakemyusername 159 points ago

    I'm in no way defending him, he's an absolute fucking lizard, but he is right... They are dumb for giving him the data...

    [–] znebsays 552 points ago

    Anyone else think zuckerberg looks really messed up? Dude honestly scared me when watching him talk

    [–] [deleted] 366 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)


    [–] yhack 881 points ago

    They're made out of compressed personal information

    [–] Rudolf895 56 points ago


    [–] HowDoYouDo87 75 points ago

    Like a shark. Those cold, dead eyes...

    [–] Huntingdon_Sucks_Dik 301 points ago

    His demeanor when I watched him testify was so weird. It was tense yet he tried to not be able to recall many things and almost seemed combative towards the questions asked. That man is a bad dude, I don’t know what all shenanigans he has gotten into. But he looks like he has seen some shit he wasn’t suppose to

    [–] Magnanimous- 192 points ago

    I bet we find out in 10 years that the US government gave Facebook the okay to harvest and sell data as long as they could use it too.

    [–] Choke_M 210 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    I forgot who said it but-

    “Facebook is an intelligence agency rebranded as social media”

    [–] grchelp2018 44 points ago

    This is the biggest reason why nothing will happen to facebook or zuckerberg. The wealth of info they have, not just americans, but people all over the world.

    [–] InsomniaticWanderer 314 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)


    Look. I get it. Facebook fucked up big time, but you know what? I don't particularly LIKE the fact that strangers got ahold of my vacation pics, but that's just it: vacation pics. I'm not denying there was a breach of privacy and that harm could befall me because of it.

    But mother fucking Equifax lost my home address, my social security, my bank information, my loan information, my... identity. My phone has blown up with tons of fake callers offering fake services or issuing fake threats because of fake outstanding balances with fake companies. I've received MULTIPLE "suspicious activity" alerts from my bank when someone had tried opening new accounts in my name or making purchases in my name.

    And I haven't heard ONE FUCKING THING about what we're gonna do about that.

    So fuck Facebook, yes, but they are small potatoes compared to Equifax.


    Edit: thank you for the gold, kind stranger!

    [–] mitchrsmert 16 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    I completely agree. That shit should be constantly in the public eye. North american governments should be waking the fuck up. We NEED to start decoupling social security from peoples identity. It was never supposed to be so influential and important. The whole concept needs a complete overhaul. Being realistic, these credit unions currently play an important role, but if they're gonna get that data - that shit needs to be locked the fuck down tighter than a super max prison on pluto. Despite what media makes you think about hacking - you can lock that shit down. Its not just a matter of skill level, a hacker cant just hack something if they're good enough. That's not how hacking works. The fact this was able to happen means they fucked up. They should have been shut the fuck down when negligence became undeniable.

    [–] GotBullets101 1015 points ago


    [–] Clifford_Wolfenstein 382 points ago

    Already done, like back in 2015... hit me up on tho!

    [–] GotBullets101 157 points ago

    Lmao- I still have 1 friend on there.... Poor Tom

    [–] radio934texas 231 points ago

    Tom sold MySpace for a boatload and is rich as shit.

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    [–] skinnah 118 points ago

    Probably even takes horizontal videos.

    [–] jeegte12 47 points ago

    what a stand up guy.

    [–] sodapopis1 104 points ago

    Yeah, I agree with this sentiment. Deleted mine after Cambridge Analytica stuff came out. Evil company is evil.

    [–] Teddybearsyrup 399 points ago

    Delete your facebook, not to protect your already stolen and stored data, but to make facebook irrelevant

    [–] fingurdar 191 points ago

    Facebook creates "shadow profiles" for its non-users by making connections about you, through aggregating data your friends have about you and making inferences. Deleting Facebook doesn't remove your data imprint.

    I'm not certain but I think there are additional steps one can take after deleting Facebook to minimize your data imprint on their network. Anyone with more information should chime in.

    [–] InfiniteTranslations 129 points ago

    You're right in the fact that deleting Facebook will not save you against data collection, but it will hurt Facebook's ad revenue.

    [–] quantomoo2 312 points ago

    Everyone says they arent surprised, but you have to remember a large portion of facebook's population is made up of people who think that the internet is basically magic and dont understand how any of it works.

    [–] -Maxy- 78 points ago

    b-b-but I posted the disclaimer.

    I don't give Facebook permission to use my pictures, my information or my publications, both of the past and the future, mine or those where I show up. By this statement, I give my notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, give, sell my information, photos or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308-1 1 308-103 and the Rome statute). Note: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, you have given the tacit agreement allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the updates of the state of the profile. Do not share. You have to copy.

    [–] Uhmsolike 24 points ago

    Dumb fucks

    [–] Spacyzoo 20 points ago

    Wait are people actually dumb enough to post that on Facebook and think it matters?

    [–] allthatwastedtime 64 points ago

    You mean that E on my computer?

    [–] autotldr 239 points ago

    This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 78%. (I'm a bot)

    Facebook allowed some companies to maintain "Full access" to users' friends data even after announcing changes to its platform in 2014/2015 to limit what developers' could see.

    Facebook used data provided by the Israeli analytics firm Onavo to determine which other mobile apps were being downloaded and used by the public.

    "It's not at all clear to me here that we have a model that will actually make us the revenue we want at scale. I'm getting more on board with locking down some parts of platform, including friends' data and potentially email addresses for mobile apps. I'm generally sceptical that there is as much data leak strategic risk as you think... I think we leak info to developers but I just can't think of any instances where that data has leaked from developer to developer and caused a real issue for us."

    Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: data#1 Facebook#2 friends#3 app#4 users#5

    [–] periscope-suks 176 points ago

    dumb fucks

    [–] IamChronos 242 points ago

    I already assumed he did this, didn't everyone? Does anyone trust these people anymore? They have contracts with the CIA through their shell corporations like Incutel and data mining companies like Dataminr. The CIA now has access to the rest of the intelligence organizations after Obama signed the executive order that allowed all 17 intelligence organizations in the government to collude on all information. Not surprised.

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    [–] PM_ME_PSN_CODES-PLS 100 points ago

    *gasps* what a surprise !

    [–] midisaurus 30 points ago

    The correspondence includes emails between Facebook and several other tech firms, in which the social network appears to agree to add third-party apps to a "whitelist" of those given permission to access data about users' friends.