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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by Nereus » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:12 pm

I'm not going to post the complete article, its too long:
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Parents can inherit dead daughter's Facebook account: German court

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/ ... recent_box

KARLSRUHE, Germany: Germany's top court ruled Thursday that Facebook should grant a grieving mother access to her dead daughter's account, in a landmark judgement for how social network data is treated after its owners pass away.

Judges at the Federal Constitutional Court found that the daughter's contract with Facebook was part of her legacy and should be passed on to the mother, giving her full access to the daughter's account including her posts and private messages.
"The contract covering a user account with a social network is transferred to the heirs of the original owner of the account," the Karlsruhe-based court ruled.

Those heirs "have a claim on the network operator for access to the account including communications data," the ruling continued.
The mother has battled Facebook through a years-long series of appeals after her 15-year-old daughter was killed by an underground train in 2012.

The plaintiff hopes the data will shed light on whether the death was an accident or a suicide.
As well as offering emotional closure, court documents show, the information could clear up whether the train driver is owed compensation -- as he might be if the daughter did kill herself.

Diary or data?
The mother argued the contents of her daughter's Facebook account are legally identical to a private diary or letters that might be inherited by loved ones after a person's death.
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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by Pleng » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:35 am

PeteC wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:03 am
They are advertising to these dead people and subsequently reporting these advertising statistics to their clients to justify or increase their rates. Great business model if you can get away with it! :shock: :banghead: Pete :cheers:
They're not advertising to them, though, are they? Unless they're somehow managing to log-in from the after life....

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Facebook has worst day in Wall Street history

Post by JWWhite » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:05 am

Facebook has made stock market history on Thursday — for all the wrong reasons.

The social media titan lost nearly $119.4 billion in value in one day as investors, spooked by a “startling” slowdown in the company’s growth, ran for the exits.

Facebook shares tumbled 19 percent, to $176.26.

Investors in pension funds, hedge funds and mutual funds will surely feel some pain — but none greater than founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, whose net worth fell by roughly $16 billion.

That was enough to bump the tech mogul from the No.3 richest person in the world down to No. 6, at $67 billion
https://nypost.com/2018/07/26/facebook- ... -719297472
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Re: Facebook has worst day in Wall Street history

Post by Dannie Boy » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:14 am

It really is amazing how a Company that in reality has little in tangible assets can have a book value so high - my heart bleeds for Mr Zuckerberg.

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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by handdrummer » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:29 pm

Only $67 billion. I'm going to take up a collection for Mr. Z and start a crowdfund for him. I'll do that tomorrow, right after I take a dump.

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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by JWWhite » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:52 am

How to permanently DELETE Your Facebook Account – 2018 Update
1. Delete linked apps
2. Remove activity history
3. Backup data
4. Deactivate account
5. Delete account
Surely you didn’t think Facebook would let you go that easily, did you? Even though you have managed to unearth the hidden link that will allow complete deletion of your account, Facebook will hold onto the information and postpone the deletion for 14 days, in the hopes that you will change your mind and hurry back into the Facebook fold. If you should access Facebook or any affiliated site during these two weeks, the deletion request will be automatically removed and you’ll once again be a Facebook follower.

So, find your footprint, get rid of it and swap your virtual stories and Facebook friends for real life and physical friends who can actually give you a hug, rather than sending a half-hearted emoticon or a thumbs up!
https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/how-to-d ... ly-update/
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Re: The scourge of Facebook

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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by caller » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:23 pm

Yes, I have to say that it's all beginning to smell of censorship. Maybe if English wasn't the common language, they'd be okay?

On saying that, I think Alex Jones is a prat.
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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by buksida » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:25 pm

Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify ban Infowars, touching off censorship debate
In a move presaged by weeks of mounting pressure, Apple, Facebook, Google's YouTube and Spotify cracked down on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars media empire, removing wide swathes of content or terminating his accounts entirely. All the actions seemed to happen within 24 hours.

Was it a long-overdue crackdown or a conspiracy of censorship? That depends on who you ask. The truth -- wait, does that still exist? -- is probably neither. But in a hyper-divisive era, the opaque manner that tech companies enforce their community standards leaves them open to being villainized by both sides, even those straining at opposite ends of a political tug-of-war.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-faceboo ... sts-dream/
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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by handdrummer » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:06 pm

If those internet platforms are censoring material then they are in the publishing business and open to being sued. As it now stands they're exempt from lawsuits because they claim to be an open forum where anyone can post anything. It will be interesting to see if they're challenged on it.

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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by JWWhite » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:28 am

WASHINGTON — Facebook is being asked to change rules that restrict how journalists and scholars conduct research on the site — a request that raises unresolved issues about how the First Amendment applies to the social media era.

In a letter sent Monday, lawyers for a group of researchers and journalists asked Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and chief executive, to alter the agreement that people must adhere to to use the site. They want Facebook to create a news-gathering exception to its bans on creating inauthentic accounts and on using automated tools that scrape public data about users for large-scale analysis
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/us/p ... dment.html

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