John Gruber über Facebook

Wenn jemand (außer mir) Facebook wirklich nicht mag, dann John Gruber. Seine Posts zum Thema sind bissig, besonders im letzten Absatz. Ich habe hier ein paar dieser Beiträge zusammengestellt.

One day, traffic from Facebook suddenly dropped by 90 percent, and for four weeks it stayed there. […] Who believes this was a coincidence? Anyone?

15 Months of Fresh Hell inside Facebook

Again I will say what few in the media seem willing to: Facebook is a criminal enterprise.

Facebook Says It ‚Unintentionally Uploaded‘ 1.5 Million People’s Email Contacts Without Their Consent

The fact that they announced this update number the same day the Mueller report was released is not a coincidence. PR is PR and every company looks to put bad news in as good a light as possible. But most companies don’t outright lie the way Facebook continuously does. They completely lack credibility at this point.

Facebook Updates Month-Old Post, Now Admits Millions, Not Thousands, of Instagram Passwords Were Stored in Plain Text

Bindley’s piece ran under the headline “Why Facebook Still Seems to Spy on You”. I get that the Journal wants to be cautious, but there’s no “seems to” about it. They spy on us.

Turnaround Time on Facebook’s Spying: 12 Hours

This is surely the least surprising thing you’ll read all day, but in addition to being an abuse of users’ privacy, it’s pernicious in terms of security practices. The lesson some people are going to take from this is that enabling two-factor authentication is for suckers.

Facebook Is Allowing Anyone to Look You Up Using Your Two-Factor Authentication Phone Number

If this is what it takes to moderate Facebook, it’s an indictment of the basic concept of Facebook itself. In theory it sounds like a noble idea to let everyone in the world post whatever they want and have it be connected and amplified to like-minded individuals.

In practice, it’s a disaster.

The problem isn’t the “everyone can post whatever they want” — that’s the nature of the internet […] The disastrous part is the “be connected and amplified to like-minded individuals”. That’s the difference […]

There is something fundamentally wrong with a platform that — while operating exactly as designed — requires thousands of employees to crush their own souls.

Life as a Facebook Moderator

Always bet the Over when Facebook announces something like this. They’ll admit it’s 750 million or more soon.

Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years

They’re just fucking with us now.

Facebook Demanding Some New Users’ Email Passwords

I think it’s very fair to say we should all assume the worst with Facebook all the time now.

Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge‘ — Harmless Meme, or Training for Age-Progressive Facial Recognition?

Treat Facebook as the private walled garden that it is. If you want something to be publicly accessible, post it to a real blog on any platform that embraces the real web, the open one.

Fuck Facebook

Was wirklich traurig ist an der ganzen Sache: Die Posts und Zitate wirken wie eine Hasstirade – sie sind aber nur Kommentare zu tatsächlichen Ereignissen rund um Facebook. Vielleicht ist das Unwohlsein, das auch ihr bei Facebook spüre, Resultat eines stark online orientierten Lebens. Auf Facebook sein fühlt sich ja auch so an, als ob man täglich bei Junk Food essen würde.