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originally posted by: jedi_hamster
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: Phage
Not exactly. Those entities were given the same access to your account as your "friends" are? Subtle difference, not sure it matters.
Facebook gave access to private messages. That's way beyond standard friend access.
not only that, but access to SENDING private messages in some cases.
honestly, as a programmer, i don't get it. when someone wants their service integrated, there are APIs for that. app access and stuff. you give a certain app access to your account, facebook tells you what that app can do, you either give access or you don't, period. you can revoke it at any time as well.
now, the question is, is this all some kind of FUD being spread about companies that got access BECAUSE USERS PERMITTED IT, or did facebook give them access behind the door, with users having absolutely no control over it.
if it's the latter, facebook is the most moronic corporation on this planet and will go down in flames, fast. knowing how people (and the government!) love to create a sh..storm out of nothing to gather attention (for whatever purposes), i have my doubts.
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
cui bono ???
ok - if " they " have 9 years worth of my online data - how has it benefitted them ????????????
seriously - how ?????????????