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Facebook Says it Will Stop Operating in Europe If Regulators Don’t Back Down

https://vice.com/en_us/article/...

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  • 36
    I pray the regulators don't back down
  • 23
    I pray the regulators don’t back down
  • 21
    I pray the regulators don’t back down
  • 14
    Oh I hope they wont, suck a cock Facebook
  • 14
    Fuck Facebook
  • 9
    @iiii Face Fuckbook
  • 6
    @alexbrooklyn Fecebook 😐
  • 5
    why would they threaten to do them a favor?
  • 14
    On the other hand, would facebook risk seeding a big market to a future potential competition?

    I actually do not think so, its most likely just an attempt to scare politicians.

    The EU marker as such is bigger than the US market, so the investors and advertisers would not like it to much
  • 15
    @Voxera Just read some updated news, facebook has in a clarification of their law suit said that they do not really intend to leave, but that it was to emphasize that they need to be able to transfer some data to fulfill their services when people interact with people from other countries.

    The root of the problem is the american law that states that any american company MUST on demand turn over any data they have in their systems without regard to if this is foreign people without connection to the US.

    The same type if law that US accuse the Chinese to leverage on Chinese companies and why Trump want to ban tiktok and wechat ;)
  • 14
    That would both be a good and a bad thing.

    Good: Facebook gone out of the EU.
    Bad: Having to admit that Facebook made a good decision for the first time... 🤢
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  • 1
    @alexbrooklyn yeah actually lmfao
  • 3
    E2EE

    Anything else is a bad idea.
  • 1
    @Root what does that mean?
  • 2
    @OmerFlame End to end encryption
  • 2
    @Root ohhhh now I understand.

    Thanks!
  • 1
    @Root how would that stop them from reading my data? And how do I trust them that data is encrypted end to end?
  • 5
    @F1973 If it’s encrypted and decrypted on the client, it never leaves your machine in clear text.

    However, Facebook? You don’t trust them. Their “end to end encrypted” data is indeed encrypted, but with a backdoored encryption algo to which they have the keys. How do you know this? They’re mandated to by the US government. They also serve ads based on it, so either they’re scanning it on the client for advertising purposes (possible but high-cost, doesn’t allow re-scans, and difficult to maintain); transmitting it to their servers in clear text (which they say they aren’t); or reading it on their servers (easiest and cheapest, and therefore the most likely).

    The only way you could ever trust them to encrypt things securely is to audit their code, and somehow verify that said code is actually running in production (Not exactly possible), and witness them fighting against the wiretapping mandate in court.

    Privacy and facebook do not go together. Oil and water.
  • 2
    @Root so back to praying...
  • 6
    "The decision Facebook’s referring to is a preliminary order handed down last month to stop the transfer of data about European customers to servers in the U.S., over concerns about U.S. government surveillance of the data."

    I cant wait to the same happens to many of the governments of the member countries. Like look at Denmark as an example, it got exposed that intelligence service of our military has been secretly cooperating with NSA, by illegally spying on us.

    Its cool to know that some units of our military of defense are traitors.
  • 1
    Good news everyone!
  • 1
    So..

    Time for a better Facebook !
  • 3
    This is insanely good news. I hope this happens in Canada asap
  • 3
    Fuck it bring back myspace. At least we could have custom intros and if I remember right we could do html and css as well. How the fuck did we go from that to fucking facebook. Fuck you Mark.
  • 2
    Best news of the year!
  • 1
    Frak facebook
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