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Linked – If You’re Pissed About Facebook’s Privacy Abuses, You Should Be Four Times As Angry At The Broadband Industry

This is something that I have also found, lots of people are upset this week, because of something that really has gone on for years at places other than Facebook.

“And while this outrage is well-intentioned and certainly justified, a lot of it seems a touch naive. Many of the folks that are busy deleting their Facebook accounts are simultaneously still perfectly happy to use their stock smartphone on a major carrier network, seemingly oblivious to the ugly reality that the telecom sector has been engaged, routinely, in far worse privacy violations for the better part of the last two decades. Behavior that has just as routinely failed to see anywhere near the same level of outrage by consumers, analysts or the tech press.”

I think there are two things driving this outrage.

1. It’s now popular to blame Facebook for everything.

2. Secondly, and probably most importantly, it involves Trump. Everyone gets outraged just at the mention of the name. Nevermind that the government has been using social media and ISP data to do far, far worse things, that was then and this is Trump.

If it bothers you, you can either completely unplug, or support laws and legislators who are for privacy. Right now, we have almost none because the laws favor these companies. If you want some back without having to go off the grid, then you’re going to have to fight for it.

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