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Why No One Trusts Facebook To Power the Future 218

redletterdave (2493036) writes "Facebook owns virtually all the aspects of the social experience—photos (Instagram), status updates (Facebook), location services (Places)—but now, Facebook is transitioning from a simple social network to a full-fledged technology company that rivals Google, moonshot for moonshot. Yet, it's Facebook's corporate control of traffic that leads many to distrust the company. In a sense, people are stuck. When the time comes for someone to abandon Facebook, whether over privacy concerns or frustration with the company, Facebook intentionally makes it hard to leave. Even if you delete your account, your ghost remains—even when you die, Facebook can still make money off you. And that's not behavior fit for a company that's poised to take over the future."
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Why No One Trusts Facebook To Power the Future

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  • by PolygamousRanchKid ( 1290638 ) on Saturday April 05, 2014 @04:02PM (#46671793)

    And ironically, replace "Facebook" with "Hollywood" in the summary above.

    And comically, replace "Facebook" with "Slashdot" in the summary above.

    Or "Obamacare" . . .

  • by m.dillon ( 147925 ) on Saturday April 05, 2014 @04:09PM (#46671845) Homepage

    I had no choice but to deinstall it on all of my Android devices. The old version no longer works and the new one wants permission to access pretty much everything I own... all my contacts, all my accounts, location, phone numbers, make phone calls and texts, god knows what else. Everything.

    It's insane. I will not give Facebook access to all of that stuff. They can go stuff it. Nor will I give third party sites FB access for validation since that also means they can snarf my friends list.

    I'm still able to run the FB app on IOS because that at least allows me to deny FB permission the access. Android though is out of the question.


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