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Please stop and read this. It’s from the Republican-led bipartisan Senate Intel Report Volume 5. It’s important we recognize what is happening. It was a landmark report and many of the same actors are still active and engaged.
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We’re tired of trying to get our cousins on board with any of the other apps available for messaging overseas, and tired of realizing every time that it’s simply infeasible. ... gizmodo.com/how-whatsapp-swa…
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meanwhile reading through the just-posted transcript from the pension funds suing Facebook for overpaying $5B to FTC according to their allegations to avoid liability for Zuckerberg, insider trading, et al. You don't say - Zuckerberg, Sandberg, Andreessen and Thiel? /1
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Based on all evidence, I would certainly think it's a really good argument that Facebook doesn't have an independent board either. /2
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whatever evidence they were able to secure from the communications between the board and leadership, they allege it puts the board at risk, too. A couple key board members resigned ahead of the settlement. Not a bad move probably. /3
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one of the plaintiffs never even heard back from Facebook's board so the debate in the transcript was whether they had decline their responsibility or if they're futile because of all sorts of issues. /4
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when your business plan is called illegal... /5
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none of the plaintiffs seem like lightweights so if you want to get sunlight into this thing to uncover the cover-up, this seems like one of the best avenues outside of the ongoing lawsuit by attorney general of DC. /6
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This seems like an extraordinary conflict of interest considering Wilmer Hale's role in anything and everything Facebook tries to sweep away. /7
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hmmm, this made me pause to reflect. /8
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I mean this certainly all smelled pretty bad to me. /9
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these allegations are also interesting and relevant for a number of complex reasons. /10
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Thread broke so adding here.
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wherever these cases go, this point will stand. We can't have a company with this power, size and influence over global democracy with near-zero accountability to anyone. /10
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Jason Kint retweeted
Google comes out from hiding behind its front groups to lie directly about what it would mean to make its self-preferencing in the local search market illegal. Elimination of maps? ❌ Quality increases for almost half of all search? ✅
Luther Lowe
Our statement on the American Innovation and Choice Online Act: “We operate in a fast-moving, rapidly changing, competitive industry that pushes us to constantly improve our services for consumers.
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Whose parents & grandparents?
Couric writes that she wanted to protect RBG and so she edited out RBG saying that those who kneel during the national anthem are showing 'contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life.'  dailymail.co.uk/news/article…
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meanwhile reading through the just-posted transcript from the pension funds suing Facebook for overpaying $5B to FTC according to their allegations to avoid liability for Zuckerberg, insider trading, et al. You don't say - Zuckerberg, Sandberg, Andreessen and Thiel? /1
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Based on all evidence, I would certainly think it's a really good argument that Facebook doesn't have an independent board either. /2
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whatever evidence they were able to secure from the communications between the board and leadership, they allege it puts the board at risk, too. A couple key board members resigned ahead of the settlement. Not a bad move probably. /3
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one of the plaintiffs never even heard back from Facebook's board so the debate in the transcript was whether they had decline their responsibility or if they're futile because of all sorts of issues. /4
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when your business plan is called illegal... /5
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none of the plaintiffs seem like lightweights so if you want to get sunlight into this thing to uncover the cover-up, this seems like one of the best avenues outside of the ongoing lawsuit by attorney general of DC. /6
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This seems like an extraordinary conflict of interest considering Wilmer Hale's role in anything and everything Facebook tries to sweep away. /7
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hmmm, this made me pause to reflect. /8
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I mean this certainly all smelled pretty bad to me. /9
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wherever these cases go, this point will stand. We can't have a company with this power, size and influence over global democracy with near-zero accountability to anyone. /10
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ps I found this related mention of another case to be a pretty accurate description of market power abuse to arbitrage on data. /11
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here is a link back to a thread on the original cases filed which I know got a ton of attention. /eof /12
!!! news. mother of all lawsuits quietly filed last month vs Facebook in Delaware. I'll explain why it avoided notice until now in a bit but Zuckerberg, Sandberg, CFO, board inc Peter Thiel and Palantir are defendants - it's a result of sealed docs between FB execs and board. /1
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this is the lawsuit. and yes, it can also have shrapnel damage for Facebook, in particular, Sheryl Sandberg so sunlight is a good decision.
OK, whew. I've now read all 130 pages of state AGs suit v Google. In three words, Google is royally screwed. Expect... Press headlines: Facebook and Google colluded! Deeper dives: Google turned open web into a walled garden of tying, exclusionary tactics, and privacy fixing.
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