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    https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...tement/556187/

    I have not commented on this much.... but I am finding the rhetoric against FB a bit much. Google is much worse imo. I can understand why people are upset, I just don't think they have a right to be. If this was some government organization that had demanded information and then sold it, then yes get upset. But this is a private company that you choose to join or not and then surprised that the personal data given to the company on a 'social' media platform is then used and sold by that company? Of course there is an level of insidiousness to this all; but really are people really surprised and upset when you have happily handed out details of your personal life to a private 3rd party for 'fun' and expect them to just not doing anything with that info?

    Of course their is bigger things at play with regards to the internet, privacy issues... but don't get upset that once you handed info over willingly, that it then gets used.

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    As an exercise, how big of a monthly/annual fee would Facebook have to charge individual users to maintain its current and future valuation goals? In return of not selling their data and maybe even ceasing all ads and sponsored content etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.ag View Post
    As an exercise, how big of a monthly/annual fee would Facebook have to charge individual users to maintain its current and future valuation goals? In return of not selling their data and maybe even ceasing all ads and sponsored content etc.
    They currently have about $40b-$50b in revenue I think, so in order to spend similar amounts of money they would have to charge quite a substantial amount to replace that with mostly subscription fees, particularly given that a huge chunk of the userbase doesn't live in rich Western countries where doing that sort of thing is both logistically and financially straightforward.
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    theconversation_facebook-is-killing-democracy-with-its-personality-profiling-data

    I don't disagree with the premise of what is being said here.... but people have been warned, people are explained the dangers, people go ahead and still do it and then surprised when it happens. Where is the personal responsibilities of their own actions?

    And what will happen is that people will get upset, government will create some laws and then it will just carry on as it always has.... people don't want to be 'nanny stated' but then demand to be 'nanny stated'?

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    I think you're right that the reaction feels disproportionate in the context of 10+ years in which people didn't seem to care what happened to their data at all. Public outrage seems to work this way generally- a long period of underreaction followed by sudden overreaction.

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    Pretty sure this has something to do with putting Zuck in his place by political Elders too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.ag View Post
    Pretty sure this has something to do with putting Zuck in his place by political Elders too.
    I don't see a political angle here, but Zuck's no-holds-barred approach to growing Facebook left a trail of enemies in influential places.

    Also, let's not overanalyse it: people have a gut reaction against him. Incredibly punchable face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I don't see a political angle here, but Zuck's no-holds-barred approach to growing Facebook left a trail of enemies in influential places.

    Also, let's not overanalyse it: people have a gut reaction against him. Incredibly punchable face.
    I really don't think so. This is definitely at least partly engineered. By whom and why is debatable.

    Anyways, not something I disagree with as such. Went off FB a while ago.

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