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December 19, 2018

#MuhPrivateSurveillanceMonopoly: FaceBook Permitted Its Monster Tech Partners Like Netflix and Amazon to Read Your Personal Messages to Friends and Lovers

Whatever we do, we must protect an out-of-control hypercorporation's cherished right to ignore contractual promises made in terms of service agreements and invade you privacy at will.

Because hypercorporations have, as they must have, full immunity from any law.

That's what the troops in Iraq were fighting for -- a complete freedom from law for Google and Facebook.

That's the #TrueConservativeWay, at least as practiced in the DC Corridors of Grift.

Facebook let tons of companies get info about you, including Amazon, Netflix, and Microsoft


Facebook said in a blog post Wednesday it allowed other big tech companies to read users' private messages, but denies it did so without consent.

The post came in response to a New York Times investigation published Tuesday that said Facebook granted tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix and Spotify special access to users' personal data including private messages and contact details.

Facebook said it enabled partner companies like Spotify to access users' private messages after a user had signed into Facebook through the partner company’s app.

Facebook has admitted it allowed other big tech companies to read users' private messages, but denies it did so without consent.

Does the terms of agreement say "We reserve the right to share your private, intimate messages with whoever"? The thing is, it just might.

Should that be permitted?

The response came in a blog post by the firm Wednesday after a New York Times investigation found that Facebook gave companies including Netflix, Spotify and the Royal Bank of Canada the ability to read, write and delete users' private messages. The report on Tuesday also said it permitted Microsoft's Bing search engine to view the names of nearly all of a Facebook user’s friends without consent.

Facebook said it enabled partner companies like Spotify to access users' private messages after a user had signed into Facebook through the partner company’s app.

Spokespeople for Spotify and Netflix told the Times they were unaware of the broad powers Facebook had granted them, while an Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) spokesperson disputed the bank had such access.

Facebook stock was down more than 2 percent on Wednesday morning, as most other tech stocks were rallying.

The Times report, citing hundreds of internal documents and interviews with more than 50 former employees, also said Facebook allowed Amazon to obtain users' names and contact information through their friends, while Yahoo was able to view streams of friends' posts as recently as this summer. The report suggests Facebook's sharing of personal data extended well beyond what the social media giant had previously disclosed.

Netflix issued a statement saying they have not read any of your messages, but who knows? Can they speak for every one of their employees? They say they didn't even know they had this power; maybe some of their more tech-savvy workers did know, and used that power.

And now, let us summon the cucks to defend the Monster Tech companies that are surveilling Americans, invading their privacy, monetizing their personal lives, and deliberately Colluding to Interfere in United States elections. And let their defense be so doctrinaire and yet impassioned that you'd get the sneaking suspicion they're being paid for it.

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