Well, a few months later, I go and look at my page which I never really used, and found my driver's license picture sitting in a public album on the page. I deleted it immediately.
Back then, you could directly email the company. I received a response a short time later that they had patched the bug and thanked me for bringing it to their attention.
I should have that email somewhere. It seemed like a pretty substantial glitch but I didn't do anything about it at the time.
Then in the 2000s comes social media. We can find people online who we actually like hanging out with. Like-minded people didn't have to live isolated from each other. You could be whomever you wanted to be -- identity was seen as virtual, easily-changeable -- and this was seen as good.
Nowadays, the very same centralized mass media are demonizing being able to more easily choose your friends. They portray "like-minded people" gathering online as some kind of criminal or terrorist activity that threatens to destroy society in some not well explained way. Being able to express yourself using different personas is now seen not as a creative endeavor, but the work of shady operatives trying to stay hidden as they manipulate the already-willing into doing things they already agree with.
Forgive my skepticism if you feel it's unwarranted, but all I see in this article is a concerted effort by centralized mass media to regain its influence over society, and what that gets us is what we had for most of the 20th century, and that's not good.
And man, does tech sure like it's careless and simplified approaches. Every day I am a little bit more convinced that we tech people are the only ones convinced of our genius
On Facebook, Mr. Weerasinghe posted a video that showed him walking the shops of a town called Digana, warning that too many were owned by Muslims, and urging Sinhalese to take the town back. The researchers in Colombo reported his video to Facebook, along with his earlier posts, but all remained online.
Over the next three days, mobs descended on several towns, burning mosques, Muslim-owned shops and homes. One of those towns was Digana. And one of those homes, among the storefronts of its winding central street, belonged to the Basith family.
Abdul Basith, a 27-year-old aspiring journalist, was trapped inside.
“They have broken all the doors in our house, large stones are falling inside,” Mr. Basith said in a call to his uncle as the attack began. “The house is burning.”
The next morning, the police found his body.
In response, the government temporarily blocked most social media. Only then did Facebook representatives get in touch with Sri Lankan officials, they say. Mr. Weerasinghe’s page was closed the same day.
This gets pretty close:
site:http://facebook.com inurl:posts maiden "social security number" ssn phone 2018
On the one hand, I don't think noname blogs should be held responsible for every single thing posted in their comments section. On the other hand, when it comes to giants like Facebook, come on. Facebook obviously doesn't take this stuff seriously and if they won't take stuff down like this without public shaming, it seems clear that they just don't care.
No, it absolutely will convince Congress to scale back safe harbor. It's already happening! It's how we ended up with SESTA/FOSTA on the books-- Backpage gave everyone the finger instead of policing itself.
4chan polices itself better than most of these commercial entities. It's a sad state of affairs.
Safe harbor isn't about self-regulation (in fact, it specifically is about relieving intermediaries of the need to do that), it's about content c
rules being directed at contract providers, not intermediaries; removal of safe harbor forces, rather than abandons the idea of, self-policing by intermediaries, which is rather the point: to get intermediaries to censor content on the threat of exposing them to public and private liabilities if they do not.
Isn't it thus beneficial to have a tangible platform that can be regulated accordingly? That would make this an argument for a platform like Facebook, not against it.
Do you think that Facebook should have the right to arrest criminals? Under which jurisdiction?
Imagine that Facebook is able to find commonalities between several posters, do you think that law enforcement is responding appropriately?