Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Facebook Hamstrung In France; India Outlaws Its Free-Net Service
France's privacy authority has ordered that internet social media monster Facebook must stop collecting French users' information without their consent, and transferring data to the US.
A decision published by the CNIL (French commission for information protection) underlined how Facebook's practice of tracking non-users' Internet activities without their consent failed to comply with EU privacy regulation.
The CNIL also stated that Facebook's collection of data "concerning the sexual orientation, religious views and political opinions" of its users and the subsequent transfer to the US was in violation of the law. It added that the social network's password policy did not ensure maximum security to users.
The decision builds on a landmark EU ruling that last year struck down the Safe Harbor Pact, a transatlantic agreement that allowed American companies operating in Europe to send some information offshore. The verdict is thought to have been heavily influenced by Edward Snowden's revelation about US surveillance activities in Europe.
A new agreement, Privacy Shield, has been negotiated to replace the defunct Safe Harbor, but it is not in force yet and has been dismissed as the EU regulator as 'just words'. EU data protection authorities are still assessing its impact on transatlantic data transfer but Facebook has a track record of signing privacy protection agreements and then simply ignoring them.
Ahead of France's decision, Facebook had declared that it was in compliance with the EU regulation, and that it did not rely on Safe Harbor as the legal basis for moving data offshore.
Now, France's ruling, which sets a precedent other EU nations are likely to follow, will force Facebook to review its policies within three months.
Is it possible to eradicate all diseases?
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have dreamed up this great money making scheme. They have announced they will try to eradicate all diseases by the end of the century. It follows down the same path of greed and self interest previously trodden by Bill and Melinda Gates and their Gates Foundation which has been so sucessful in its efforts to eradicate disease and poverty that it now gets $2 from governments and the United Nations for every $1 it spends ...
Shock, Horror! Millennials Safe Space Violated As Facebook Algo Accident Exposes Them To Diverse Ideas
Late last month (August 2016,) the Zuckerbugger's zoons put an algorithm in charge of the Facebook “trending” feature, to select the most popular topics, articles and keywords on the web in a narrow timeframe and with due respect for the 'safe space' of millenials who can be traumatised if they encounter microaggrrrrressions in the form of controversial ideas or unorthodox opinions ...
Google, Facebook, Amazon: algorithms will soon rule our lives so we'd better understand how they work
One of the most interesting announcements in last week's Budget – well, for me at least, as someone who has no savings and doesn’t play bingo or drink much – was the new Alan Turing Institute: £220 million of government support will be invested into "big data and algorithm" research.
Silicon Valley Business Model Threatened As Wireless Carriers Start Blocking Online Ads
It looks like the founding hippy's insane business polan for the internet, get rich by giving stuff away, is finally about to foll apart. Typoically of the Californin dope head culture of Silicon Valley, the tech companies were stealing other peoples' resources to make their ad revenue.
Facebook Privacy Piracy
Facebook's founding megalomaniac
Facebook acting like Nazis
Google surveillance society
Intrnet privacy theft
Technolgy: We created a monster we cannot control
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