Thursday, 27 January 2011

Politics: Buying And Selling Human Flesh

It seems that the modern day human meat market is well and truly open for business...

What? You haven't heard already that Facebook is selling you, together with your photo, as well as your moves and likes, in order to spam your friends with advertising? No? Well, no wonder, really, since they didn't even bother to announce it. They just turned it on - quietly. It's hard to miss, though. Sadly, it's not only hard to turn off or opt out of - it is literally impossible. By the very fact you have signed up for Facebook, you seem to have opted in the company using you, your image, your location, and your preferences for propping up and fattening their bottom line. Yes, yes, I know they offer a "free" service, and that they have to make money somehow to keep it running. But surely there are ways of doing it that are not blatantly trampling on their own users?

So, yet another reason to re-consider the most popular social network there is...