In This Episode: Facebook has been hit with a lot of bad press lately, and we discuss whether you should be worried about your privacy. Should you #DeleteFacebook? SpaceX and Tesla did. And new lower-cost tablets from Google (Chrome OS) and Apple (iPad).
This Week’s Hosts
- Randy Cassingham, founder of This is True and the Internet Spam Primer.
- Leo Notenboom, “Chief Question Answerer” at tech education site Ask Leo!
- Gary Rosenzweig host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.
- Longer Bios on the Hosts page.
- Leo talked about the fundraiser he did for an animal rescue charity (WASART), and we did find a pic of the t-shirt he mentioned (but the tie is still TBD).
- We talked about how Ars Technica thinks it blew the lid off a Facebook scandal: Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones …but did they?
- See Facebook’s full-page apology ad on Twitter
- CNBC’s headline Monday morning was “Facebook stock craters after FTC launches data leak investigation” but later, they changed the head to a little less alarmist “Facebook stock slides after FTC launches probe of data scandal”. The problem? Monday’s FB stock price was actually up (by 66 cents/share)! (CNBC)
- As Randy noted, you can see what Facebook thinks you’re interested in here.
- CEO Elon Musk deleted the Facebook pages for his SpaceX and Tesla companies (Gizmodo), giving a new push to the #DeleteFacebook trend
- Gary talked about the new Chrome OS Tablet (TechCrunch) and word that Apple will respond with a new iPad that’s priced to compete (MacRumors), and may support a (new? cheaper?) Apple Pencil (tech2 News)
- Randy mentioned the amazing (but long!) bio of Alexander Hamilton.
3 Comments on “TEH 017: Facebook (Pro, Con, & In Between)”
My Facebook account was deleted by the company after it was hacked. This occurred on December 21st and I really do not miss it.
I am a strong athiest i do not like either major party but they call me a conservative.
I assume you’re talking about Facebook’s classification of your interests. It can be wildly inaccurate, as we discussed. And Google STILL thinks I want to see sports stories. Nope!