(LINK) Tech and Liberty – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

Interesting – Ben makes the case that FB is right to continue taking political ads.

Tough one. I am on the fence but do agree that the bigger problem is FB’s overall lack of accountability in general.

Tech and Liberty – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

(LINK) Libra Cryptocurrency: Facebook set to bet high on Libra crypto

Libra Cryptocurrency: Facebook set to bet high on Libra crypto:

Blockchain enthusiasts are also questioning whether Libra truly hews to the spirit of decentralized technology represented by crypto currencies worldwide. Facebook’s plan to comply with common regulatory requirements mandated by central banks like information about the user and usage of government backed securities, is in order to drive initial adoption of the cryptocurrency and the wallet according to Ramani Ramachandran, cofounder and CEO of ZPX, a Singapore-based blockchain startup.

“This is the opposite of true crypto. It is completely KYC-driven, regulated by local laws and influenced by anyone who wants to pay up to $10 million and be a validator node,” he said.

Nice quote from Ram of ZPX.

A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking | Facebook (bullshit)

I threw up a little in my mouth while attempting to read this :: A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking | Facebook

I couldn’t bother to finish it.

Problem is he or his platform is long past its due date when it comes to the trust label.

I don’t think it will ever come back.

My family and I have been enjoying https://www.marcopolo.me

I wish they would just charge for it, lock it all down and go big.