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Facebook: Someone May Die But We Connect People

by Oui Fri Mar 30th, 2018 at 08:32:57 PM EST

The face of purity in capitalism in the 21st century ...

Growth At Any Cost: Top Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo -- And Warned That Facebook Could Get People Killed | Buzzfeed |

Facebook Vice President Andrew "Boz" Bosworth said that "questionable contact importing practices," "subtle language that helps people stay searchable," and other growth techniques are justified by the company's connecting of people.

On June 18, 2016, one of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's most trusted lieutenants circulated an extraordinary memo weighing the costs of the company's relentless quest for growth.

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"We connect people. Period. That's why all the work we do in growth is justified. All the questionable contact importing practices. All the subtle language that helps people stay searchable by friends. All of the work we do to bring more communication in. The work we will likely have to do in China some day. All of it," VP Andrew "Boz" Bosworth wrote.

"So we connect more people," he wrote in another section of the memo. "That can be bad if they make it negative. Maybe it costs someone a life by exposing someone to bullies.

"Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools."

The explosive internal memo is titled "The Ugly," and has not been previously circulated outside the Silicon Valley social media giant.

The Bosworth memo reveals the extent to which Facebook's leadership understood the physical and social risks the platform's products carried -- even as the company downplayed those risks in public. It suggests that senior executives had deep qualms about conduct that they are now seeking to defend.

Remarks by the President at Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg and Entrepreneurs | Stanford U. - June 25, 2016 |

At the same time, working together with Cambridge Analytica to get Donald Trump elected ...

Election of Trump: Cambridge, Aleksandr Kogan, Facebook

Fans of Zuckerberg in Israel ...

Never Give Up Israel
Randi Zuckerberg to headline event for new AIPAC 'technology division'

US activists and tax money in order to run a campaign by a organization called V-15 whose goal was to oust Netanyahu from office.

Here's How Mark Zuckerberg Saved Binyamin Netanyahu

    "Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ were screaming with Netanyahu's messages that were not being aired or discussed on official press channels. If Facebook did not exist and Netanyahu wold not have had a channel to freely fight against the messages that were being published in the papers, on the TV and radio, I doubt if he would be sitting in the Prime Minister's office this morning. What the liberal left press did in the United States to help Obama take office, simply did not work in Israel."

US funds aided 2015 campaign to oust Netanyahu

Hey! Find any similarities with how Donald Trump "defeated" HRC in the Presidential election?

From my diaries in the past ....

Netanyahu's Revenge: Trump the Winner
RRR Republican Racist Rant From Jerusalem

Never mind, find the weak spot in diplomacy by starting a New Cold War 2.0 ... give support to the neocons in the Republican Party WTF!!

Soon the US and its allies will be fighting another Middle East war ...

a propos "questionable contact importing practices", Thursday the DOJ has charged Special Agent Terry James Albury under the Espionage Act. That is an aggressive bill, consistent with the previous administration's application in the matter of Chelsea Manning.

Various reporting suggests Aubry intends to accept a plea. Whether to mitigate a comparatively brief sentence or stay execution is uncertain. After all, Aubrey is an African american and has purportedly intimated that his motive to act was to reveal "race and ethnicity" prejudices encouraged by management, directed by the president.

Of course Wikileaks' capacity to receive ex rel complaints against US and other governments has been retarded by a combination of state sanctions against anonymnity and "press" freedom to attenuate competition for legitimate "open secrets" among "news outlets". So that Facebook might prosper.

Evidently Aubry "leaked" unclassified, classified, and secret FBI field manuals to publisher The Intercept foreign desk. The material instructs agents how best to infiltrate domestic organizations of national security interest and acquire informants. I skimmed some of this  Poli-Psych 101 applied to lowest-hanging-fruit of a community (or disaffected persons) .

The Intercept has neither confirmed nor denied its source(s) for the contraband. Minnesota Tribune, "Justice Dept. charges Minnesota FBI agent for leaking secret document to news outlet," broke the story of the story of facts winnowing the mainstream. One may find hotlinks redirecting to additional articles and off-shore severs.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Mar 31st, 2018 at 09:03:14 PM EST
Bad Track Record Gets Worse as New Whistleblower Outed by The Intercept

    "I am appalled that yet another whistleblower in touch with The Intercept has been outed and arrested. ... [P]erhaps The Intercept should walk away from national security reporting before its lack of journalistic professionalism ruins any more lives." -- CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou

Omidyar Part of 'Deep State'

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 31st, 2018 at 10:01:25 PM EST
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I have not forgotten Sibel Edmonds' reception at DKos, Greenwald's bankroll had.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Mar 31st, 2018 at 10:29:49 PM EST
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in a pail of water
The FBI -- `Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity' -- Still Working on Diversity
... lacking personal skills ...
The white agent said that for years he had been unable to adequately handle the questions he faced when recruiting at [Historically Black Colleges, HBCUs] -- questions Talley would soon face himself.

Did the FBI kill civil rights leaders?

Did the bureau infect African Americans with diseases?

In reading this I am reminded of Kenneth Clark's interview with James Baldwin back in '63. This was shortly after Rbt. Kennedy famously convened a meet'n'greet of civil rights celebrity activists in Harlem; memoirs of this are only in books. (CThere were four Clark segments on youtube, I think.) Baldwin recalled gentrification rising in San Francisco around that time. He called it "Negro removal" and expressed his sympathy for cynicism among black youth to the effect, para. they've got no reason to be invested in this country.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Mar 31st, 2018 at 10:18:45 PM EST
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