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Facebook chooses sides

I’m glad Facebook decided to reverse its most egregious defaults so that not clicking “yes” will now mean “no.” Good.

But in this matter Facebok overall is showing itself not to be on its users side. There is no reason not to give users a big red opt out button — making the whole thing opt in would be even better — except that FB knows we would use it. FB is choosing its own interests over its users’.

And, no, not every company does that. Sure, there’s self-interest in all that we do and all that our organizations do. But companies choose sides. Almost all companies use their customers. A few are truly on their customers’ side. Now we know where FB stands. [Tags: facebook ]

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  6. [...] Wat gebeurt er als je gebruikers vraagt om een opt-out in plaats van een opt-in voor een niet gevraagde ’service’?  Vooral als dit ten koste van de pricacy gaat. Facebook heeft deze les op de harde manier geleerd. Ik ga er maar vanuit dat de CEO nog zo jong is dat hij echt niet wist wat hij aan het doen was… Maar de schade is m.i. onherstelbaar, en ik ben niet de enige. [...]

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