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Facebook's "GDPR bypass" gets validated by the Irish DPC.

The Irish Data Protection Commission just validated Facebook's "unusual" reading of the GDPR. Facebook having its European HQ in Ireland doesn't inspire faith in their impartiality, of course.

Max Schrems:

The DPC developed the 'GDPR bypass' with Facebook, that it is now greenlighting as a regulator. Instead of a regulator, it acts as a ‘big tech’ advisor.

It's probable the other European DPCs won't let this pass but it's more proof the system needs an overhaul.

Linked on the 13th of October, 2021 Details

Facebook's role in brexit

British journalist Carole Cadwalladr gave an impassioned speech at the TED conference where she took on the silicon valley big guys for their role in the brexit mess. Predictably, their reactions weren't very warm.

Published on the 1st of May, 2019 Read full post

The medium is the message

It's common knowledge today that social media has a tendency to amplify negative emotions, often based on falsehoods. The New York times recently published a piece about a study showing how Facebook fuelled anti-refugee attacks in Germany.

Published on the 23rd of August, 2018 Read full post

Facebook accused of introducing extremists to one another through ’suggested friends’ feature

Not The Onion.
Linked on the 7th of May, 2018 Details

Facebook previews GDPR privacy tools and, yep, it’s the same old BS

“Facebook gives people the appearance of choice and then carefully directs users to making the right ones”.
Linked on the 20th of April, 2018 Details

Jaron Lanier: How we need to remake the internet

We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is through a third person who wishes to manipulate them.

Published on the 15th of April, 2018 Read full post