Facebook User Agreement English
Like all good geeks, I sometimes read patent applications, especially those filed by Google and Facebook. Here is a Facebook – US20180012146A1 – for “sentimental polarity for users of a social networking system.” It`s about how to deduce a web user`s moods by running a website. “User polarity is based on information obtained about the interaction between the user and the page (z.B. How, the report, etc.) and can be based on an analysis of a subject extracted from the text on the page. The system pours a positive or negative polarity from the user to the content of the page, and this polarity can then be associated with a second user interaction or subsequent interaction with the content of the page. It`s surveillance capitalism in action. If you explain this to a 13-year-old, you will notice that the deal is commercial: the more you and billions of others are connected to Facebook, the more money Facebook makes by selling your personal data and the more powerful it becomes. Too much power, concentrated everywhere – politics, economics, philanthropy – often ends badly. The contract consists of several parts, which makes it easily misleading. If Facebook did try to make people understand things, it would insert all its easily readable policies into a simple section. But that would be extremely difficult, given the company`s mixed news and purposes: to please advertisers, it must collect information about how you use the web, but to please users, it doesn`t have to appear as a hungry giant that makes money with your content.
“I guess most people don`t read all of this,” Zuckerberg replied. “But everyone has the opportunity to do so and agrees with it.” Senator Kennedy was not impressed. “I`m going to suggest you go home and rewrite it,” he said, “and tell your lawyer, worth $1,200 an hour, that they must be written in English, not Swahili, so that the average American user can understand them.” Last June, Facebook announced that it would begin using data from users` web browsing to launch targeted ads as such: “They may not share this information, but they collect thousands of data points and make detailed profiles of users,” says Fox Johnson. “It`s unsettling when they sell it or when they keep it.” Andrew Ledvina, a former Facebook data researcher from early 2012 to summer 2013, told the Wall Street Journal that Facebook has no plans to use an internal review board of research studies from the data science team.