Glad it’s in the billions.
I see this as a good start to body checking FB but I hope Apple goes further than this.
Mere mortals can do only one thing to escape FB, which is don’t use the service.
However large platforms like Apple and Google could work harder to keep fFB from abusing users on said platforms.
So much for Google being a good actor in any of this :: https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/googles-also-peddling-a-data-collector-through-apples-back-door/
I hope Apple takes this a step further.
In the meantime – apart from making bank, it must suck to work at FB these days.
This is amazing. Between this and the FaceTime debacle – it is sometimes hard to side with Tim and Apple. I want to.
But they need to body check FB in a big way.
It is so telling that he can’t even offer a video conference.
But Facebook declined multiple invitations to send Zuckerberg, saying in a letter to the committee last week that he is “not able to be in London.” The company also said they couldn’t make Zuckerberg available via videolink.
This one baffles me a bit. I guess FB is a larger role but was assuming with the growth of HotStar and the idea that it was going to go semi-global that it offered a fairly big trajectory.
Scary how all the big companies can mop up talent at will.
I think no – it already kind of broke democracy:
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No company is perfect but out of the big ones – I still feel like Apple is trying the hardest around these types of issues.
Update: Apple provided the following statement on the removal of Onavo: We work hard to protect user privacy and data security throughout the Apple ecosystem. With the latest update to our guidelines, we made it explicitly clear that apps should not collect information about which other apps are installed on a user’s device for the purposes of analytics or advertising/marketing and must make it clear what user data will be collected and how it will be used.
Last year’s pick was Netflix. Makes sense – the operating system video.
Now he is picking Spotify – essentially the operating system for audio. Makes sense, and this is why they shouldn’t mess around with video at all.