Day 3 Talk2Facebook ~ Human Rights & Transparency

Listers,

A development that has been reported by Bloomberg: Facebook accused of
watching Instagram users through cameras
www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-18/facebook-accused-of-watching-instagram-users-through-cameras

*Kind Regards,*

*David Indeje *
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On Fri, 18 Sep 2020 at 06:23, Twahir Hussein Kassim via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Good morning Listers,
>
> Friday is the best days of week 😊. My *comments inline* below
>
> On Fri, Sep 18, 2020, 6:02 AM Kelvin Kariuki via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Greetings!
>>
>> It’s a Furahiday, Day 3 of Talk2Facebook, today we scrutinize Facebook
>> from the Human Rights & Transparency angle!
>>
>> Some of the basic human rights include freedom of expression,
>> association, opinion amongst others. Transparency of FB with regard to how
>> it handles user data is paramount to achieving these human rights. . Share
>> your comments, experiences, and challenges with regard to Facebook Services
>> along the following themes:
>>
>> a) Do you feel Facebook may share your posts with state actors under the
>> various surveillance regimes in a way that threatens your ability to
>> express yourself online?
>>
> *Facebook and all other data handling institutions across the board DO
> share our data with state agents within and without the country. This
> brings out the issue of internet governance to the fore, to strike a
> balance between personal privacy and the general good of the Global
> citizenry. Many a time the call for general good is abused at the detriment
> of a person’s privacy.*
>
> b) Do you get regular Transparency reports on how many times FB has
>> legally shared user data with State Agencies?
>>
> *Unfortunately I don’t think many a user are even aware that such reports
> exist. This calls for corporate responsibility from FB to its users.*
>
> *This also revolves around the FINE PRINT during sign up. FB would defend
> itself that such and such is stated in terms and conditions of use. This is
> where A LOT of dishonesty from the corporate world is perpetrated.*
>
>> c) Some Terrorists have broadcasted their heinous crimes on FBLive. Do
>> you think FB has acted swiftly to address these and other types of crimes?
>>
> *I doubt if all such acts have been swiftly cut off. On this I don’t think
> we can pin FB down on this as human nature is rebellious and despite
> controls some smart guy would evade and go through.*
>
>>
>>
>> Tomorrow we wrap up on the “Connectivity” topic, we look forward to
>> hearing from you today on Human Rights & Transparency!
>>
>> Feel free to comment on any of the previous topics under their respective
>> thread. Thank you for the interaction so far!
>>
>>
>>
>> Happy Furahi Day!
>>
>>
>>
>> Rest of the Program:
>>
>> Day 4: Connectivity & Wrap Up
>>
>>
>>
>> Warm Regards,
>>
>> Tr. Karis
>>
>> Walu
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