Humor: Facebook Messenger formally introduces itself to everyone
posted by Maxwell R. / Aug 13, 2014, 9:22 PM
The move will not affect everyone, but if you are in a developed market, and have a high-end smartphone, expect the changes to be made and expect the uninformed to wail about the sky falling.
It took a few days before Facebook shared some information to calm the masses, but even with that, the scare tactics continue to fester. Such things happen all the time, but for Facebook, the world’s largest social network, and a company known to dance along the edge or privacy, or so it would seem, the fear mongering made for some great popcorn entertainment for those that know better.
The reason for the divergence in apps is due to the enhancements in functionality of Messenger itself. By not have a humongous ubiquitous app, updates will be easier to manage, performance will be more stable for each app, and there can be deeper features sets implemented.
That said, in the wake of all the hoopla, you can imagine what it would have been like for Messenger to take center stage in a formal introduction. Would you have brought tomatoes?
source: The Joy of Tech
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posted on Aug 13, 2014, 11:08 PM 1
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Regardless of whether people think the response to their ridiculous privacy requests is overblown, I don't want to be advertised to based on my personal conversations. It boils down to ads and I'm already fed up with Facebook's non-stop ads, so I'm not letting them monitor what products I might be interested in based on what I have private conversations about. People that don't think there's anything wrong with it are part of the problem, and are probably the same people that called us crazy for saying the government spies on it's citizens. How'd that one work out for you again?
posted on Aug 13, 2014, 11:13 PM 0
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If people are going to complain about the Facebook messenger app being "Big Brother" then they should uninstall Facebook too. If you look, the Facebook app asks for almost the exact same permissions as the messenger. They both ask for your GPS location, read your text messages, taking pictures and recording audio, among MANY other things.
posted on Aug 13, 2014, 11:23 PM 1
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