admin at pilobilus.net
Wed Dec 19 11:32:14 PST 2018
On 12/19/18 4:40 AM, jim bell wrote:
> Facebook reportedly gave tech giants access to users’ private messages: https://nypost.com/2018/12/18/facebook-reportedly-gave-tech-giants-access-to-users-private-messages/
The Facebook gives access to more than just tech giants. Try "any
paying customer, first come first served, value added service included."
Last year, I sent a resume to a friend via Facebook Messenger. A couple
of hours later, the contact e-mail address given in the resume started
receiving spam from industrial supply and fabrication shops in China,
advertising services directly related to work I did over a decade ago.
So The Facebook read the PDF document, interpreted its content, matched
it against current client orders and sold it to (at least) one of their
actual customers in real time.
I did not think of that as especially harmful - one writes a resume with
the expectation that it will get passed around, and I only had to delete
20-some UCE messages over the span of a week or ten days.
From day one I have considered The Facebook a hotline to hostile
parties, and any expectation of privacy there a naive user error. I
count any harm that comes of exposing one's "personal information and
communications" to The Facebook as self inflicted.
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