Forgetting that the sole reason this app exists is for a humongous #advertisement moloch to get at even more of their personal data. All to increase their dominance and power and ability to enrich themselves.
Meta says it’s deleting all Oculus accounts at the end of the month.
You’ll lose all of your games, purchases, and store credits if you don’t migrate to a Meta account by March 29th.
Just so we're clear, #OpenAI is trying to kill copyrights laws, Amazon is trying to kill labor laws, and Meta and Google are pulling the rug from under legitimate news media everywhere.
How will #Meta’s refusal to pay for news affect Australian journalism – and our democracy? https://theconversation.com/how-will-metas-refusal-to-pay-for-news-affect-australian-journalism-and-our-democracy-224872 @TheConversationUK
Meta Says It's Deleting All Oculus Accounts At the End of the Month
Australia government and Big Media companies (notably the Murdoch empire) discover that extortion doesn't always work. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/mar/01/facebook-news-tab-shut-down-end-australia-journalism-funding-deals
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Meta says it's deleting all Oculus accounts at the end of the month
DeSantis Vetoes Blanket Social Media Ban for Youths Under 16 - The statute, passed by the Florida Legislature last week, would have required sites like ... - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/01/technology/desantis-florida-ban-tiktok-instagram.html #childrensonlineprivacyprotectionact #firstamendment(usconstitution) #computersandtheinternet #mobileapplications #tiktok(bytedance) #netchoicellc #instagraminc #desantisron #socialmedia #facebookinc #florida #privacy #meta
“Consent" to being stalked or "pay” is not a business model. It's extortion. #privacy
Now the EU is asking questions about #Meta’s ‘pay or be tracked’ consent model https://techcrunch.com/2024/03/01/meta-rfi-dsa-ad-free-subscription/ @TechCrunch @riptari
#Facebook will remove its News tab and stop paying publishers for news #Meta https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/29/24087220/facebook-news-tab-united-states-australia @verge @richard_lawler
EU requests information from #Meta on ad-free versions of #Facebook and #Instagram https://www.reuters.com/technology/eu-requests-information-meta-ad-free-versions-facebook-instagram-2024-03-01/ @Reuters
If Meta's intransigence isn't enough, AI poses an even greater threat to journalism | Margaret Simons
Meta to phase out Facebook News in US and Australia, despite agreements - Meta has announced that the Facebook News tab will be removed for U.S. and Austral... - https://readwrite.com/meta-to-phase-out-facebook-news-in-us-and-australia-despite-agreements/ #facebook #social #news #meta
Meta will stop paying for news in Australia, Germany, France
> Meta said on Friday it will not enter into new commercial deals for traditional news content in #Australia, #France and #Germany.
[..] we will not enter into new commercial deals for traditional news content in these countries and will not offer new #Facebook products specifically for news publishers in the future," #Meta said in a statement. https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/meta-says-it-will-no-longer-pay-for-news-in-australia-germany-and-france-1.6790430 #SocialMedia
#Meta on collision course with Australian government after announcing end to journalism funding deals - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/mar/01/facebook-news-tab-shut-down-end-australia-journalism-funding-deals this is the fruit of #copyright extremism
Meta to shut down Facebook news tab and end deals funding Australian journalism
With Meta saying they're not renewing the deals struck with Australian news companies that originally avoided them being 'designated' (ie targets) of the News Media Bargaining Code, the question now is whether the current Labor government will dust off the NMBC and actually use it or not! #Meta #NMBC #News #Australia
Wsadzę kij w mrowisko. W nawiązaniu do dyskusji gdzie indziej - mam facebooka i nie zamierzam z niego rezygnować. Mimo wszystkich jego wad. I chociaż samej Mety nie trawię, to lubię na fb zamknięte grupy z fajną atmosferą, informacje - których nigdzie indziej nie ma, pogaduszki ze znajomymi - nawet, jeśli są tylko internetowi, możliwość pisania o pierdołach czy ważnych dla mnie rzeczach w sposób może nie stricte prywatny, ale przynajmniej ograniczający widoczność.
Algorytmy rekomendujące treści w komercyjnych #socialmedia nie są budowane tak, by wyszukiwać użytkowników z problemami psychicznymi. Są jednak optymalizowane na jak największe zaangażowanie.
Konsekwencją tak postawionego celu jest żerowanie na emocjach użytkowników – i to emocjach głównie negatywnych.
Ale media społecznościowe mają też pozytywne strony.
Meta's pay-or-consent model hides 'massive illegal data processing ops': lawsuit
Consumer groups from eight EU countries lodged complaints on Thursday against #Meta, accusing the US company of illegally processing users' data and using its "pay or consent" system as a "smokescreen" for privacy breaches -AFP
Under the #GDPR terms, consent or refusal for processing and selling personal data must be given freely.
Users must always be in control of their data and decide what they want to share, without paying fees for this freedom.
You can’t give users a choice between breaking the law (by taking away the possibility of choosing what can be shared), or asking users to pay a premium for law compliance.
Just like thieves don’t get contracts along the lines “you can steal from these shops, and if shop owners want to keep you away from their goods then they have to pay an antitheft fee to make up for your lost theft revenue”.
#Meta’s “privacy tax” is just like Apple’s alleged “3rd-party store tax”: users are not supposed to give a single fuck about the “likely financial loss” that a business will go through if a regulating body finds their practices to be illegal and requires the business model to change.
If revenue acquired through illegal means was never supposed to be there in the first place, then there are no losses to be charged to the consumers.