Re: Motivations Was Re: [newtech-1] Facebook interactions on standalone websites

From: EddieN
Sent on: Monday, January 28, 2008 3:28 PM
florian:

On Jan 28,[masked]:55 AM, florian fangohr <[address removed]> wrote:
It made me want to delete my information on fb, but if you read the
article, you'll know that's not an option.

Interesting quote from that article:

"For Thiel, PayPal was all about freedom: it would enable people to skirt currency controls and move money around the globe."

So, what, does that mean that Thiel set up PayPal as a means to help money laundering or something? ;)

I don't know what all the fuss is about...after all, who said that all one's information on facebook is accurate? I have plenty of friends who set their date of birth on fb to January 1, 1970 -- yes, they're all UNIX-heads :) That article though interesting seems to be another manifestation of the "the CIA/NSA/vast right-wing conspiracy is out to get us all!!!!!" scaremongering that has long followed Microsoft* and Google**.

Eddie, who believes along with Henry Kissinger that just because you're paranoid, that doesn't mean that someone isn't out to get you :)

* http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/01/nsa_helps_micro_1.html
** http://www.google-watch.org/bigbro.html

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Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. -- Bill Gates

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