Privacy groups ask regulators to halt Facebook's $19 billion WhatsApp deal

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OnTheGround wrote:

Facebook is a spy network closely aligned with the NSA. Wake up folks!

Mar 06, 2014 10:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ANZUS wrote:

Uninstalling it right now

Mar 06, 2014 10:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
njglea wrote:

I agree with privacy advocates. However, to say “WhatsApp users could not reasonably have anticipated that by selecting a pro-privacy messaging service, they would subject their data to Facebook’s data collection practices,” reads the filing.” Why not. Mark Zuckerberg did the same thing with Facebook and cheated millions of Americans and people around the world of privacy when he gave it up to Wall Street. There is no question in my mind that “regulators” are simply rubber-stampers and will allow this sale to take place. Until we voters hire/elect decent Congress, State, County and City politicians who care about average Americans the only thing that can stop the the insatiably greedy monsters at the top of our financial systems is for everyone to abandon Facebook, get your money out of Wall Street 401Ks and put it into IRA accounts with local, trustworthy credit unions and banks and starve the beasts that have been created.

Mar 07, 2014 8:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
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