Oh boy, popcorn time. Looks like Satya and Comrade Smith finally got caught.

Microsoft / Consultant nutsy
Dec 19, 2018 28 Comments

https://apple.news/Aav6mLVL1QAGG4dlio69u7Q

“Facebook allowed Microsoft’s Bing search engine to see the names of virtually all Facebook users’ friends without consent, the records show, and gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read Facebook users’ private messages.

The social network permitted Amazon to obtain users’ names and contact information through their friends, and it let Yahoo view streams of friends’ posts as recently as this summer, despite public statements that it had stopped that type of sharing years earlier.”

Hello Zuckerberg, say Hello to GDPR fines you MoFo!

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  • Amazon / Eng
    onMyWay

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    onMyWaymore
    Can we go a week without learning of Facebook data leaking? Honestly.
    Dec 19, 2018 7
    • LinkedIn / Eng
      Gill Bates

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      Gill Batesmore
      Apparently Amazon's hiring bar does not require being able to set up email filters.

      But sure, I'll do that as soon as you get rid of all the Chinese fakes due to inventory commingling, fix the "two day shipping," and have customer service that's actually empowered to fix issues.
      Dec 19, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

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      onMyWaymore
      Evidently a requirement to work at LinkedIn is to struggle with differentiating between eBay and Amazon. Admittedly getting tougher by the day.
      “Two day shipping” is similar to setting email filters (or any other notification vector setting for that matter). It works sometimes, and not other times. If there’s one thing amazon is known for, its poor customer service.

      I’m rooting for you guys though, hopefully one day you’ll contribute something meaningful to society. Y’all have the backing of Microsoft now, so muster something.
      Dec 19, 2018
    • Microsoft / Consultant nutsy
      OP
      LMAO - Best sub thread ever
      Dec 19, 2018
    • LinkedIn / Eng
      Gill Bates

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      Gill Batesmore
      Since you bring up eBay, you know that your customer support is about on par with eBay and PayPal: completely useless outsourced nonsense. It's cute that you're telling Sanjay in India to call himself John, but you're not really fooling anyone.

      And since you're so smart, show me exactly how you can filter by prime two day shipping on Amazon. You can't, because you can only filter by Prime, and that's not two day shipping (unless Amazon uses Mercurian days as their two day shipping unit). This fine article was on the front page of fast company today, you might want to read it: https://www.fastcompany.com/90283658/amazon-prime-is-getting-worse-and-its-making-me-question-the-nature-of-reality

      But hey, congrats, you're still shipping faster than AliExpress and the goods are of comparable quality too. Enjoy your congratulatory banana. 👍🍌
      Dec 19, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

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      onMyWaymore
      Actually, the vast majority of CS people work remotely from within the US. I don’t actually expect you to know much outside of your premium membership to LinkedIn, so I’ll excuse you on this point.

      I never claimed you could filter, I was merely saying that two day shipping with Prime is about as reliable as the notification settings on LinkedIn.
      It’s great that you’ve found article written by someone clearly not happy with Prime, there’s bound to be a few in the 100 million or so members.

      I’ll let you know my thoughts on LinkedIn Premium when it makes even a little bit of sense to get.

      In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you! Head over here: https://www.amazon.com/feedback and leave some feedback. It’s a pretty complicated form, so let me know if you need help.
      Dec 19, 2018
  • LinkedIn / Eng
    Gill Bates

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    Gill Batesmore
    Did that affect any European users? If so 🍿
    Dec 19, 2018 0
  • New stuY17
    Why is everyone so shocked or shocked but not 😂? Of course your data will be sold, rebranded, rewashed, sold to banditos, falsified, modified, stolen 5 times and the process repeated. Don't give it away. Your life will continue in greater happiness if you don't use social media or any media for that matter. Read a book. Send your grandmother a postcard and an album of pictures. "I didn't know it was going to do that" -- you deserve your dick pics to be posted on blind 😂
    Dec 19, 2018 5
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      Buy dicpics and user Data ,cross reference sell it to Tinder . We have a new feature . Go ahead use it Tinder devs it's free advice.
      Dec 19, 2018
    • Amazon wFOC46
      I smell a startup
      Dec 19, 2018
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      Did pics are pretty low res. We can scale them down , ask ladies focus group what the optimal pic size must be . Use some machine learning to interpolate sizes and plot it on a girth length graph. Free users will get the quartile range and perhaps the placement on graph. Power users can see the graph with actual percentile numbers . The first few months we rent additional server nodes from aws or some cloud to handle free promotional requests . Later we can add or subtract based on the reapons to the campaign. Male users for a certain fee can apply touch ups to the dicpic. Dimension won't change . Argument : nobody posts on insta w/o makeup . Did pics can be photoshopped too hence.
      Dec 19, 2018
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      Best post
      Dec 19, 2018
    • Microsoft / Consultant nutsy
      OP
      Tinder incidentally runs on AWS and Azure 😂
      Dec 19, 2018
  • Dropbox drl/food
    I'm shocked! (I'm not)
    Dec 19, 2018 0
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

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    FUPayMemore
    Good! Fuck Facebook!
    Dec 19, 2018 0
  • Microsoft SIRM47
    Before GDPR came into effect, derp...
    Dec 19, 2018 1
    • LinkedIn / Eng
      Gill Bates

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      Gill Batesmore
      "as recently as this summer"

      GDPR was in May iirc
      Dec 19, 2018
  • Microsoft Isnsbsu
    "To be clear: none of these partnerships or features gave companies access to information without people's permission, nor did they violate our 2012 settlement with the FTC (Federal Trade Commission)," Facebook said in the blog post
    Dec 19, 2018 0
  • Amazon lolwhat
    If they made 10 billion profit from this and the first gonna be 10 million, then they're laughing at us. That's what happened when Europe fined Google that time.
    Dec 19, 2018 0
  • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
    Facebook fucks anyone that touches it.
    Dec 19, 2018 0
  • Google amzng123
    Who cares
    Dec 19, 2018 0
  • Amazon kmcY20
    The press already reported on the labor policies and desk crying. It turns out people care more about free 2-day shipping. Facebook is the same. The press could report they're using child slaves and it wouldn't stop people from using it.
    Dec 19, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Consultant nutsy
      OP
      Meanwhile somewhere else (with due credit to the artist)
      Dec 19, 2018
  • New
    TinyGirl

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    TinyGirlmore
    Whops!
    Dec 19, 2018 0
  • Splunk / Eng
    wkcapital

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    wkcapitalmore
    Nobody cares, unfortunately.
    Dec 19, 2018 0