Facebook: The fuckups of the tech community.

Dec 21, 2018 15 Comments

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  • Google / Eng big💰
    Lol why do ordinary people think their data is that important? What could Facebook have on Sally that abusing her data is worth the repercussions (stock, fines, pr etc)? Also the latest 'scandal' is FB giving access to partners when users explicitly allow access. Sending songs directly thru the Spotify app using messenger will require permissions to your messenger which you explicitly allow.
    Dec 21, 2018 5
    • Apple / Eng Serialized
      “Explicitly”

      _everyone_ knows that users are sheep and will click “allow” or “agree” or whatever affirmative button is thrown in front of their face immediately without reading the prompt 99% of the time.

      In my view, saying that the user agreed and taking data like that is just plain wrong. No matter whether you personally think the sharing is of any consequence is irrelevant, the fact of the matter is that many people are not okay with this and many more people would be too if they fully understood what is going on.
      Dec 21, 2018
    • Google Cerulean
      I felt bad for those kids who got their Harvard acceptances rescinded bc of memes they put on a FB group chat. Shit I posted as a kid would be verboten now for totes.

      Always frightening to see a Google SWE spout the “why care if you have nothing to hide” BS
      Dec 21, 2018
    • Google / Eng big💰
      @Serialized Except this isn't that malicious. Users explicitly want to be able to send things in Spotify thru messenger so fb let them. If fb didn't people would scream monopoly and the government would step in (similar to how Google can't use search to promote Google shopping).
      Dec 21, 2018
    • Google / Eng big💰
      @Cerulean nobody from Facebook's side leaked that information and there wasn't a breach of that data, people in that group told Harvard. Also Google collects as much data if not more, we just haven't had our Cambridge analytica yet.
      Dec 21, 2018
    • Google Cerulean
      I know my point was that there’s plenty a normal person would have on FB that they don’t want leaked out.

      Agree Google is much scarier. The G+ thing was a pseudo Cambridge analytica except nobody was affected.
      Dec 21, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng Ccdz88
    I ask if they've read more than the click bait headlines.
    Dec 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon what¿
    NYT gives the same kind of response they keep attacking others for. Maybe they should investigate themselves first. Every company that had access responded with the limited ways of use.

    "The New York Times

    The Times, one of nine media companies named in the documents, developed a social-sharing application called TimesPeople in 2008.

    The tool incorporated Facebook friend lists and allowed people to share articles and make recommendations to other readers. The feature was shut down in 2011, but The Times continued to have access to friend lists until 2017. The Times spokeswoman said they were unaware of the continued access and were not receiving any data for the feature from Facebook.
    "
    Dec 21, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng
    B13captain

    Facebook Eng

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    B13captainmore
    At least I work for a company worth listing on my Blind profile. Do you even have a job?
    Dec 21, 2018 3
    • OP
      One word dude: OPSEC.
      Dec 21, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      B13captain

      Facebook Eng

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      New grad with 10yoe
      B13captainmore
      Whoa! BAD. ASS.
      Dec 22, 2018
    • OP
      Fuckyah. Better than Fuckbook.
      Dec 22, 2018
  • Amazon odVN70
    It's a job that pays well and has a lot of potential for career growth. I think you're blowing this out of proportion.
    Dec 21, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng PureWin
    My family is smart enough to know the news is bullshit, otherwise I wouldn’t be working there in the first place.
    Dec 22, 2018 0
  • eBay / Eng
    tcyoegtfo

    eBay Eng

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    tcyoegtfomore
    I spend my vacation with your wife instead OP
    Dec 21, 2018 0