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It's the problem with that kind of speech, it's impersonal and dehumanizing.

Let's say it like it is: facebook betrays users expectations giving their data to other businesses.

Same for hacking: some people invaded system such and such and took private information.

It doesn't matter if it was a breach, a floodgate, a window, what matters is what happened, and what happened is that player X did Y. Let's just state that first and foremost.

It’s important for the public discourse that someone point this sort of stuff out occasionally. Even if this was not even the most egregious example I’ve seen this week.

Once in a while I reread http://www.derailingfordummies.com and review the definition of “horizontal aggression”. Sometimes it saves me from engaging with people who are derailing the conversation. Accidentally or willfully.

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