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Once in a blue moon: Facebook is actually right about something

There are few things the Macalope hates more than Facebook.

Hoof in mouth disease. Showing up to a technology mascots reunion and finding Clippy is already drunk. Just Clippy in general. But high on that list is Facebook.

At least partly because Facebook is the anti-Apple on several important scales, not the least of which is privacy.

As you may recall, Facebook had an app that paid teenagers to let the company have root access to their phones. What could go wrong with that? Probably fine. Just for science. When that got outraged out of existence the company then made an app that just paid adults for the ability to track what apps they use and for how long and to potentially access a bunch of other stuff they said they won’t look at. That app was only on Android, fortunately, because Apple slammed the door on them.

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