We're up to a couple hundred people in this Twitter Space including the technologists who discovered the Facebook vulnerability, the 500 million personal data records, and others who have spent careers trying to get Facebook to be a better company. twitter.com/i/spaces/1RDxl…
Thnx all, that⬆️seemed to be a great use of @TwitterSpaces. We had privacy researchers: @ashk4n, @intidc, @UnderTheBreach, journalists covering it: @lilyhnewman, @NicholasVinocur, @daithaigilbert, and a few hundred listeners, inquirers including very senior regulators. 1/2🙏🏾
Again, my only hope, in light of Facebook's (poor) messaging, was to get closer to truth, ID'ing public harms and solutions. A ton of press were listening in, too, and then of course we heard from @carolecadwalla who has very closely witnessed how Facebook covers up stories. 2/2
awesome, grateful for everyone's time. as the amazing @mariaressa has encouraged me, getting to facts in a world where misleading info can be more quickly accelerated than truth, often requires unnatural sharing of work, insights and info across press, govt and even borders.🙏🏾
And a special thank you again to @ashk4n for his expertise and insights and making himself available to press and regulators as this unfolds while at the same time researching it further and multitasking with live attacks using his exposed phone #. 🤦🏾‍♀️

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9 Apr
hey hey, this is cool. I launched that Twitter Spaces session yesterday and now it made news in WSJ. ht @bborrman @kayvz wsj.com/articles/faceb… Image
ps this is a very bad take including the fact it wasn't just a phone number alone but the name, Facebook ID and other information that goes with it. For over 1/2 a billion people. Image
this was the topic of the session ICYMI. I actually think this is a bigger deal than the current press attention. @Galloway @karaswisher also discussed on their podcast this week, more shoes will drop on it. The inconsistent answers to Ireland DPC 👀 .
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9 Apr
“Why would you trust a Facebook device at this point?” - @karaswisher, super interesting points on @PivotPod this week itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/piv…
“The next five years is going to be a lot harder for Facebook than the last five years.” - @karaswisher
“I think Facebook is the most vulnerable of all of them because they don’t control the end consumer experience and they have the most people gunning for them.” - @profgalloway with a timely comment as Apple is about to kneecap a majority of Facebook’s data surveillance.
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8 Apr
ok Eric, I follow to be certain we’re not missing anything, listened to this session (and Kara’s). I couldn’t disagree more with your arguments - I could glean. Noteworthy, like Facebook’s campaign, you’re wrongly applying terms “targeted” and “personalized” ads as impaired.
After Apple rolls out ATT, which limits tracking, an easily good development for consumers (Cook did a masterful job and doesn’t need to present empirical research on a NYT podcast), targeting can still happen. Ads can be targeted without tracking or surveillance of users.
Towards end you make point 1st party data collection/use is no worse for users than tracking by 3rd parties - an odd point I often hear from adtech lobby. I can choose not to use an app if I don’t like its data practices (putting aside monopoly concerns for a minute).
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6 Apr
Happy Easter. Pope Francis was *Zucked* ... sorry @Pontifex, take it up with Menlo Park.
Who wants to tell @SenWarren? I nominate @SenMarkey.
Narendra Modi. No biggie.
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5 Apr
This is absolutely insane. Including that we haven’t heard from Congress today. If Facebook’s breach is seen as old news then certainly 500 million people’s personal data now being posted for free and everything the company failed to do to avoid this outcome is damn important.
It’s also worth noting that Facebook has argued to Canada, UK, even local US regulators that they have no jurisdiction over Facebook’s failures to protect its user data. So who the F is in charge here? ⬆️ so far America is allowing Facebook to wreck the world.
Here is the spin by Facebook comms shared across their team and pushed out aggressively to press over the weekend to gaslight whether this is news or not.
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5 Apr
Great get, @karaswisher interview of @tim_cook. Lean-in at 8:20-16:30 as Cook brilliantly discusses why privacy is “bedrock” - “one of top issues of 21st century.” We believe data policy extends to enforcement of competition policy with Googl and Facebook. podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/swa…
Cook spends time answering why any tracking company (ahem, Facebook) would be treating privacy enhancements as existential. He reconfirms iOS 14.5 (see ATT) to enhance choice to not have apps track across apps rolls out in next two weeks. 🙏🏽 and he avoids company specifics...but
it’s the right point that it’s not existential for Facebook. It just constrains Facebook’s revenues and profits from mining your behaviors when you’re not choosing to use their apps. this is a good thing, no negative effect on users. Only FB’s stock. And don’t even get me...
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