Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Relax, Facebook Just Wants to "Harvest" Your Data!


But first they want to tenderize it some, like those friendly farmers from Motel Hell:

Alana Joy, who started the Facebookprotest.com site organizing the June 6 event, said she is more upset about the way Facebook has made changes, rather than what's changed.

``Just because you post something online doesn't mean it's for the whole wide world to see,'' said Joy, a Los Angeles-based marketing strategist who doesn't use her full legal name online or professionally because of privacy issues.

Her biggest gripe?

``They also didn't explain them in changes that my 18-year-old sister and my grandmother can understand,'' Joy said.

Lior Leser, an Internet lawyer who actually writes similar privacy policies, agreed with Joy.

``The problem is they never really present what's happening,'' said Leser, who is with the Miami Beach firm Leser Hunter Taubman Taubman. ``How about, `Hey, we're a free service, but this is how we use your information to sell ads -- that's how we make money.' ''

I printed out Facebook's privacy policy: it's five, single-space pages of type that's at least half the size of these newspaper characters.


Finally, to Internet lawyer Lior Leser -- I had no idea such a practice area exists btw -- will you be my friend?

14 comments:

  1. What if they want my metadata?

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  2. 9:46, great trailer -- I had totally forgotten about Wolfman Jack as a televangelist!

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  3. The Bates Motel kind of pales in comparsion to Motel Hell

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  4. 9:46 -- You are welcome SFL.

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  5. anyone recall "cliff" from cheers as the drummer?

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  6. I already have all of your metadata and I'm selling it to the radical North Korean Gay Mafia. Yes, there is such a thing.

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  7. 10:26, Brings up a good point-- Motel Hell was a cross between
    Psycho and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

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  8. The original T.C.M. was horror classic.

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  9. What is an "Internet lawyer"??

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  10. I give props the the orignal '74 T.Massacre. The sequel was awful and the New Generation
    with Matthew "Bongo" McConaughey was cheesy. A cross dressing Leatherface?

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  11. They can squeeze me in at 1:30 at Rivera. I'm just saying that if I call the Shumie I can get in 18.

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  12. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is one of the worst sequels.

    The Howling and Alien are tops.

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