Your Private Facebook Posts May Have Been Public For Days – Yahoo News

How much clearer can we be but to say that we are not the customers of Facebook we are the product that Facebook sells. There’s no other way around this and if you believe otherwise then you have been fooled by their marketing. Sure they have this feel good marketing campaign telling us how they’re going to go back to the way they used to be, is that going to be any better? The way they used to be was the way that got us Trump in the White House, that guy that sold to the highest bidder.

Do me a favor. Delete Facebook app from your phone. I’m not telling you to deactivate your Facebook I’m just telling you to delete it from your phone. Try it for a week. If at the end of the week you don’t feel better then put it back on and they cost you nothing because all you need to do is log back in. But I promise you you’re going to feel better and you’re going to see that Facebook is one of those things that we’ve gotten used to but we really don’t need. We did really well until 2004. Yes 2004 is when Facebook was just a little bit of an idea and Mark Zuckerberg mines. We did well and we survived so it’s time that we stop letting them have all of our information for free.

AVB

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House panel in April over the company’s use and protection of user data

It’s OK to leave Facebook – TechCrunch

Yes, this is my second blog post in a row about Facebook. And what this article says makes so much sense. Basically he says that one should think about Facebook like a car. I have a car, I don’t commute to work but use the car occasionally. Some people have a car and they needed to commute to work everyday and use it all the time. Facebook is the car. Use it when you need it but don’t rely upon it all the time unless you desperately need it.

He suggests deleting Facebook from your phone as opposed to deleting your Facebook account. I deleted my Facebook account but I’m one of those people that doesn’t like incremental steps. Deleting Facebook from your phone just means that you’ll have to access Facebook from a laptop which would limit your FaceTime on Facebook and that would be good for you. I actually talk to my friends now as opposed to just interacting over the internet. And my friendships have gotten stronger from it. I hope you will at least delete Facebook from your phone and at the end of the day if you’re not happier, just put it back on your phone and everything will go back the way it was.

AVB

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo credit Vox

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier – The Guardian

I have been telling anyone who will listen to me how my life has become happier since I deleted my Facebook account on November 11th of 2017. It started a whole series of events including opening up my social life I am back to the weight that I should be at and wearing the same as I did when I was 32 at 64 is pretty good. But beyond that the hatred that was everywhere on Facebook is no longer in my life. When I don’t like something on television I change the channel. I don’t like Facebook anymore so I deleted my account. Sure, family and friends are annoyed at me and think that I’m being obstinate. But if I’m anything I’m a man of my principles and my principles tell me that I need to get out of Facebook and so should you.

Their new campaign telling us that they’re changing so that Facebook becomes what it was meant to be is only there to stop the Hemorrhage of users that are deleting their accounts. Their stock price has tanked and is not recovering. I’m hoping that Facebook is the next Myspace or even better Friendster, and it will disappear into the Dust heap of terrible ideas.

AVB

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Ambien maker Sanofi: ‘Racism is not a known side effect’ – CNN

Amazing how Rosanne Barr has given a backbone to corporations across the country!

Bravo Ms. Barr, your racism is making a difference.

Now for the sad part. Roseanne Barr and her big mouth has caused people to lose their way of making a living. When you are the star of a TV show you do not have the right to go and speak your mind out on public forums and not take into consideration the fact that you are going to affect other people and their way of making a living.

Shame on Roseanne Barr.

AVB

CNN CONTENT HERE

Congress sounds bipartisan alarm as Trump deals on ZTE – NBC News

I recall hearing, even recently, at Trump rallies the cry drain the swamp. I think instead of draining the swamp, he’s put radioactive material into it and now we have swamp monsters. In an era where bipartisan voices from Congress are rare it is refreshing to see this happening over the case of this pay-for-play situation with the White House. It’s very clear that Trump organization received favorable treatment by the Chinese government and now the result is letting this Trojan Horse into our country.

Quid pro quo is what puts you in jail.

AVB

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Black Cube: Inside the shadowy Israeli firm accused of trying to undermine the Iran deal – NBC News

Israel was a country that I had and have deep roots with.

My dad worked for the State of Israel for 18 years.

My paternal grandmother lived and is buried there.

The first fundraiser that I ever had chaired as an adult was for Israel.

Most of the family I have on Earth live there.

So, you can understand how difficult this post is for me to write.

Israel is run by an oligarch. Benjamin Netanyahu belongs in jail. He is a blight on the Jewish people. He has created a country in His image filled with people who are willing to skirt the law for their own benefit. A country willing to risk dealing with Patrick series just in case there is some money to be made. He is the Donald Trump of Israel. So this story about a company that does dirty tricks, a la Cambridge Analytica, is not surprising. If it had not happened I would have been surprised.

There is a group of American evangelicals and believes that Israel must be destroyed and I war with the Arab states in order for the Rapture to begin. This is superstitious mumbo jumbo but they truly believe this. Benjamin Netanyahu and his cohorts play into their hands and it disgusts me.

AVB

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Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps – The Guardian

On November 11th 2017 I deactivated my Facebook account. So here I am, seven months later and 55 pounds lighter.

Sure, there is some inconveniences not to have Facebook but I truly believe that they do not outweigh the infringement upon our privacy and upon the way we think that Facebook is trying to achieve. Deactivating your account is made very difficult by Facebook and the procedure takes about 45 minutes but at the end of the day I don’t miss a single moment of the social media platform.

AVB

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Here’s the Name of Every Senator Who Voted Against Net Neutrality—and When to Vote Them Out – Gizmodo

If you’re reading this it’s because although I have a tiny blog the company that provides your access to the internet is not filtering me out. And reading my blog is not important to you in most cases but that’s not the point here. Net neutrality means that everyone has the ability to reach out to others equally. How would you like your phone company to be able to charge those who call you more so they can call you while others can’t? I think you would hate that. Especially if they’re your in-laws.

It is important that we make our Senators, representatives and especially this toxic White House understand that net neutrality must become the law of the land.

AVB

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