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Zuckerberg whips himself with a wet noodle before the Senate: Senate applauds

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:50 AM

SIGNYM

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The part of Zuckerberg's testimony that caused me to gag?

It was a mistake... it was MY mistake, and I'm sorry"

Good grief. It wasn't a "mistake" it was a DECISION. Not only was it a decision, FB decided to allow data scraping in order to make more money, so it was a conscious financial decision: Zuck traded YOUR information for money.

If the Senate had suggested any real consequences .... like breaking up FB or writing privacy regulations or insisting that Zuck resign... Zuck would have responded with But ... but ... CHINA!. Well, just because China allows total privacy invasion doesn't mean that we have to compete in that arena too, does it? It's like my mom used to say: If all of your friends were jumping off a cliff, would you follow them?

But Zuck needn't have worried; the Senators really don't care about our privacy and they weren't about to do anything significant. All they wanted to do was posture in front of a camera and pretend. Data harvesting/ scraping has been going on for decades, and not just at FB! None of the politicians have done a damn thing about it. They don't mind throwing us to the wolves (insurances, lenders, health professionals, advertisers) and the only thing that triggered a response on their part is that THIS time the information was used in politics for someone they don't like (Trump) and that want to make sure that THAT never happens again. After all, it might affect their election chances!


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:08 AM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Mark Zuckerberg’s Own Data Disclosed After Senate Hearing: His Notes

A photographer captured two pages of Mark Zuckerberg’s notes for his appearance at a Senate hearing on Tuesday. Once highlighted on Twitter, the image was retweeted thousands of times.

To many commenters, the paradox was clear. On a day Mr. Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, faced lawmakers’ questions about whether his company adequately protected users’ data, he experienced a disclosure of his own.

The talking points gave a detailed view of Facebook’s extensive preparations for the appearance before Congress of its billionaire founder. While some of the notes matched what he said on Tuesday, others reminded him what not to say or anticipated questions that were not raised. Mr. Zuckerberg will appear Wednesday for another day of testimony.

One section of the notes suggested responses in case Mr. Zuckerberg was asked if he would step down. He was not asked that question, but the suggested reply indicated he planned to stay.

“Resign?” read the notes, which were written in an abbreviated form. “Founded Facebook. My decisions. I made mistakes. Big challenge, but we’ve faced problems before, going to solve this one. Already taking action.”
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The notes also included what Mr. Zuckerberg should say if asked whether Facebook should be broken up. “U.S. tech companies key asset for America,” was the suggested reply. “Breakup strengthens Chinese companies.”

Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, asked if Facebook was a monopoly. But he did not press Mr. Zuckerberg on whether the company should be divided, and the answer citing Chinese competition was not used.

“You don’t think you have a monopoly?” Mr. Graham asked.

“It certainly doesn’t feel like that to me,” Mr. Zuckerberg replied.

MORE AT https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/us/mark-zuckerberg-senate-hearing-n
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:58 AM

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I'd say "wow", but really, nothing you posted here surprises me at all.

Well... if he actually got applause, that seems a bit over the top, even for Congress.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:10 PM

SIGNYM

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A BAD LIP READING of Zuck's testimony ....



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Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:09 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


I think he was made to look like Data, down to the pasty skin and red-rimmed eyes.









So anyway ... anyone up for a rational, fact-based, and civil discussion about the topic?

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 7:10 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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lol... I never noticed that before.

He's like a cross between Doogie Howser and Data with a pinch of Evil Mastermind.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 8:34 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


I honestly think they did it on purpose. Notice his ears aren't the same color as his face.

Ever since a black-stubbled, scowling, sweating, thuggish-looking Nixon lost the TV popularity contest to a youthful, smiling, exuberant - and handsome - Kennedy, public people have been looking for *the* effective image that will win them friends and give them an advantage. (Which is why so many actors and anchors look so manufactured.)




So anyway ... anyone up for a rational, fact-based, and civil discussion about the topic?

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 9:05 PM

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Originally posted by 1kiki:
I honestly think they did it on purpose. Notice his ears aren't the same color as his face.

Ever since a black-stubbled, scowling, sweating, thuggish-looking Nixon lost the TV popularity contest to a youthful, smiling, exuberant - and handsome - Kennedy, public people have been looking for *the* effective image that will win them friends and give them an advantage. (Which is why so many actors and anchors look so manufactured.)



All very true.

Hell Kiki. I think the only reason that Z was able to be the Face of Facebook and make the money he has is because Geek is IN and a guy that looks like him is a perfect fit for a purely online company like Facebook. Plus, in most photographs where he isn't intentionally made to look evil, he's so meek and unassuming looking that nobody would be afraid of him. It's a lot easier to trust somebody you know you could beat the shit out of if you had to.

I honestly don't think that Facebook would be nearly as popular if it was created by some billionaire playboy/jock type.


Looks are everything these days. I think the music scene is a great indicator of that. I know back in the 80's when I was a kid we saw quite a bit of it because of MTV "killing the radio star". Most of the popular music of that day didn't include any real instruments, but at least the people could sing. That still left quite a lot of stars of the day not nearly up to the standards of beauty that you see in music today.

Now most of the pop music kids listen to don't even require any of the "artists" to sing either. They don't write their songs. They don't play any instruments. They don't sing. But they're all amazing looking on stage and in the videos, and sex sells better than anything else.


The good news is, things are pretty cyclical in the music industry. The 90's saw the rise of the "alternative" rock scene just destroy the 80's mode of thinking, and we also saw the rise of Rap music, which originally was very meaningful and not at all represented by what that scene has morphed into today. Sure, there were pretty people, but there was a lot of pretty ugly faces in the 90's too. That was part of the draw. People were tired of looking at perfection and wanted to listen to some music that actually meant something. Dirty, raw and uncut.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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