This will hurt them

EU says sites using Facebook’s Like button are responsible for your data

The highest court in the EU has issued a ruling that affects websites using Facebook’s Like button plugin. It determined sites should obtain the consent of visitors before the plugin captures and sends their data to Facebook, whether or not you click the Like button.

The repercussions of FaceBook’s abuse of us all over so many years are finally being recognised by highly influential global legal systems.

Not a moment too soon.

This I hope will reduce their exposure, their bottom line and their credibility.

Not a moment too soon.

I shudder to think what the outcome of them foisting a global cryptocurrency on us would have been, well done to those who blocked it.

Facebook as many commentators have declared is a criminal conspiracy, it does not need breaking up, it needs banning.

If necessary replace is by open source, grass-roots run, federated services that meet the needs of the users, this stuff is no longer rocket science.

Advocacy groups are already questioning FaceBook getting away with a mere $5B fine (it’s pocket money, they’d already written it off)

The public has a right to know what laws Facebook violated,” said Color of Change Senior Campaign Director Brandi Collins-Dexter. Corporations should face consequences for violating the public trust, not be given a rubber stamp to carry out business as usual.

Tags