cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
Community Champion

Facebook, recidivus (again) (and yet again ...)

Right.  Facebook exposes your pics.  And sells the phone number you gave them for security purposes.  And tries to predict your movements.  And has breaches they try to hide.  And tries to ad-block even when it hurts you.  And gives you a VPN that spies on you.

 

None of this is new, of course.  Those of us in the security field are possibly getting a wee bit tired of continuing "news" of Facebook's misdeeds.  (And probably expect to be hearing the same of Instagram and Whatsapp at any moment.)

 

The thing is, Facebook keeps on promising to do better, but actions that they take appear to be minimal and feckless.  When Facebook is caught out, they seem to immediately want to turn the tables and say it is the fault of the users (or someone else).  But, if you can find actual facts, Facebook never seems to come out clean.

 

Some have posited that Facebook's whole structure and business model is simply inherently bad.  Whether that is true or not, unethical behaviour is deeply entrenched at Facebook, and, in corporations, ethics always derive from the top.  Some companies, even with deep problems with msifeasance (if not malfeasance) do manage to turn things around, but only with a housecleaning at the top.  Facebook seems completely unwilling to take the necessary steps.

 

(Another editorial with basically the same take: Facebook lies.)


............
This message may or may not be governed by the terms of
http://www.noticebored.com/html/cisspforumfaq.html#Friday or
https://blogs.securiteam.com/index.php/archives/1468
5 Replies
Community Champion

Re: Facebook, recidivus (again) (and yet again ...)


(Another editorial with basically the same take: Facebook lies.)


 

"No one likes a lying askhole..." (the original word didn't make it through the lovely censorship engine - sadly because its apropos and I rarely use that type of language!)

 

I've been in the IT world since 1984. No snarky comments about age!  My utmost goal was to always have the best reputation that is humanly possible.  This requires integrity, honesty, selflessness, "customer is always right", and value.  As a result of this focus I've been OVERLY employed for all of my career.  I constantly turn away work/referrals/job offers. 

 

Zuckerberg is that petulant child who it's very hard to apply any of the above qualities to.  His response to criticisms in the media and interviews in front of congress don't help his image either. The companies that continue to ride the advertising wave of Facebook are encouraging bad behavior by supporting him.

Neither FB nor it's advertisers deserve another penny.

Community Champion

Re: Facebook, recidivus (again) (and yet again ...)

> Flyslinger2 (Contributor II) posted a new reply in Industry News on 12-21-2018

>   I've been in the IT world since 1984. No snarky
> comments about age!

Kids. I'm surrounded by kids.

(If I take the "retired CISSP" designation, do I get kicked off this "community?")

====================== (quote inserted randomly by Pegasus Mailer)
rslade@vcn.bc.ca slade@victoria.tc.ca rslade@computercrime.org
I learned one really sad fact from my career as a columnist:
nobody changes their mind about anything. Ever. Once we form the
opinion, we become evidence processors and we just collect all
the evidence that supports our opinion and reject all the
evidence that disputes it. - Bob Metcalfe
victoria.tc.ca/techrev/rms.htm http://twitter.com/rslade
http://blogs.securiteam.com/index.php/archives/author/p1/
https://is.gd/RotlWB

............
This message may or may not be governed by the terms of
http://www.noticebored.com/html/cisspforumfaq.html#Friday or
https://blogs.securiteam.com/index.php/archives/1468
Community Champion

Re: Facebook, recidivus (again) (and yet again ...)


@rslade wrote:
(If I take the "retired CISSP" designation, do I get kicked off this "community?")

The community as a whole is open to anyone.  The better question is if "retired CISSP" keeps the CISSP badge and if they maintain access to the (lightly used) "CISSP Group" in this community.  @SamanthaO_isc2, can you provide additional insight for Rob?

Community Champion

Re: Facebook, recidivus (again) (and yet again ...)

> denbesten (Advocate I) posted a new reply in Industry News on 12-22-2018 09:04

>  The community as a whole is open to anyone.

Well, *that's* certainly true ...

>  The better
> question is if "retired CISSP" keeps the CISSP badge

Oooh!  Oooh!  So, if I take the retired designation, do I get a shiny new "Retired CISSP" badge to add to my collection?

(Or do I have to "trade in" my CISSP badge for a Retired CISSP badge?  That hardly seems worth it ...)


............
This message may or may not be governed by the terms of
http://www.noticebored.com/html/cisspforumfaq.html#Friday or
https://blogs.securiteam.com/index.php/archives/1468
Tags (1)
Community Manager

Re: Facebook, recidivus (again) (and yet again ...)

Thanks for tagging me @denbesten.  You will most definitely have access to the Community if you decide to change to a Retired CISSP Certificate, @rslade.  I am looking further into the badges, though. I am not sure of which rules the Retired CISSP has during SSO. With the holidays coming up, it may take a little time to figure this out, depending on who has time off throughout this week and next. I will follow up here when I have more information for you, though. 

 

Happy Holidays to all of you! 

Samantha O'Connor
(ISC)² Online Community Manager