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Facebook Shops: Online stores open on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook Shops: Online stores open on Facebook and Instagram

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52726268

The covid 19 crisis, has highlighted massive inequality when it comes to technology, the above online stores are clearly aimed at those who have access to the technology, the more we move on line, the more people who don't have access will fall behind, what is worse when they are able to get online they will feel even more pressure to use Facebook and other centralised, data grabbing systems, which then collect data, generate ads and more pressure to buy buy buy.

Covid 19 could easily kill off cash, which could affect many other parts of our life, not that the big corporations or banks seem to care.

If you undertake a course aimed at total beginners facebook is part of that course, as it gets free promotion with no mention of the alternatives and therefore denies free choice.
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In a related story
Canada Facebook fined $6.5m over 'false' privacy claims
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52640785

The price paid for being on widely used social network(s)

The following story is currently on the daily mail, basically the wives of two footballers (well Wayne Roony seems to be an exfootballer) are arguing with each other and throwing accusations around all over the place over sharing of personal information.

WAG war two! Footballers' wives line up to blast Rebekah Vardy and back Coleen Rooney

https://tinyurl.com/y59lz69y

Right now I find a lot of the content on the fediverse here to be intelligent, engaging. I really hope, that as the fediverse expands, we don't end up with stuff like this.

Instagram influencers: Have we stopped believing?

Instagram influencers: Have we stopped believing?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49450655

This is an interesting story. However another question I would ask is why the helmet was removed, I was under the impression from first aid courses is you don't remove a helmet in case there is an known neck injury and the helmet may be keeping the neck in one place. When the emergency services arrive they are the ones who should assess and then remove helmet if safe to do so.

I really hope the people who follow these influencers don't start taking peoples helmets off after accidents.

Maybe I am wrong on the above, advice may have changed but there was a good reason given for not removing a helmet.

With this story it seems people will just accuse you of publicity even when there has been a genuine accident and real injury. Not really producing a safe world to live in.

Instagram removes ad company after 'data grab'

Instagram removes ad company after 'data grab'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49277889

I guess credit to them for doing something but what part of the terms and conditions for working with social media giants is hard to understand, shows we all need clearly set out rules, clearly defined boundaries.

I am sure, while we don't hold user data, then the Fediverse can learn from this to ensure our systems work better and control stays in the right place(s).

Edward Snowden is back in the news

From twitter :
Free Software Fndn.
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Whistleblower Edward Snowden is back in the news, announcing plans for a memoir as well as his opposition to corporate surveillance by Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube: (link: https://u.fsf.org/2v-) u.fsf.org/2v- A good time to revisit his # 2016 keynote speech: (link: https://u.fsf.org/1ti) u.fsf.org/1ti

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https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-says-facebook-instagram-spying-on-customers-wants-to-help-combat-surveillance.html

Facebook and Instagram go down as thousands of users worldwide complain they cannot log in or upload pictures

Facebook and Instagram go down as thousands of users worldwide complain they cannot log in or upload pictures.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7319873/Facebook-Instagram-thousands-users-worldwide-complain-log-upload.html

What a shame?

Credit to all the admins etc running the Fediverse for keeping everything going well over the years, Thank you and well done.

A good reason not to use instagram ( Bianca Devins murder images flood Instagram )

Bianca Devins murder images flood Instagram

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49001706

We need social media regulation NOW, Who are the people sharing these images?, hand over their data and prosecute them.

Meanwhile
Virgin Media probes why it blocked giant Gif site Imgur

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48990721

So they block imgur, due to alegations of hosting child abuse images, where as Facebook etc are known for it, why not block Facebook and Instagram.
I agree, here in the UK we have various laws that cover things like misuse of telecommunications. We need to enforce existing laws fully and make amendments so the law keeps up with technology.

Tech companies know who these people are and could help but won't citing human rights or the first amendment or ironically privacy.

We have a problems in the Uk, knife crime, attacks on emergency services and nothing happens that sends a clear message to say it won't be tolerated, so unless that happens it is a free for all, as you know you can get away with it.
I like the comment about being "licensed to get online." good idea, maybe people need an IQ test first, anyone sharing a pic of a dead child with their throat slit really needs their head looking at.

Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

Just to make people aware this is happening, thankfully here on the federation we can already do share messages between services, only the main differences is we are not sharing huge amounts of collected data at the same time. @Replace Facebook Community

BBC NEWS
Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47001460
RIP Privacy - well at least for those who still don't get it.
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