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Facebook updates privacy policy to simply read “LOL”

News you can use! Facebook has replaced its long and complex privacy policy to the simple three letter term “LOL.”

“We wanted to be more forthright with our users,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters. “We could give you this boring tome of legalese, or we could simply put it in terms everyone can understand. The popular internet abbreviation for ‘laughing out loud’ is an accurate, concise summary of how we feel about your private data.”

“It’s short, sweet, and to the point,” he added.

Users joining the site for the first time are asked to read the three-letter privacy policy in its entirety before clicking “accept” to acknowledge that the social networking company just laughs its collective keister off at the notion of any Facebook user having any kind of privacy whatsoever.

It is said that for humor to work, it must be based on truth. I think this is a good example.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.

2 comments

  • Lee S

    An amusing Micky-take, but to be fair…. I find Facebook a useful tool for keeping in contact with friends and family over the globe, and I am totally happy with them having the information on me that they have… I never share anything or state anything I wouldn’t in “real life”, and to be honest, I have bought a couple of items that have popped up in my Facebook and Instagram feeds…
    I feel that the use of Facebook and their data mining of my “likes” is a fair trade off…
    Admittedly many people are unaware of the bargain they are signing by clicking “yes”… but anything that keeps me in contact with my freinds and fam back in the U.K. In such a real time fashion, and also keeps me in contact with my like minded peers, and honestly keeps me in discussion with those I disagree with , is not a bad thing..,
    More contact intellectually with other thinkers is generally a good thing…. and as long as everyone knows we are the resource that makes “free” internet services profitable, I see no problems…
    Conduct yourself the same on the internet as you would in your local bar…. no problems…

  • Lee S.:

    Well said.

    “. . . and as long as everyone knows we are the resource that makes “free” internet services profitable. . .”

    A salient point and routinely overlooked. The online privacy war has been fought and lost. I do, however, feel slightly more secure abut my data with private companies than I do with government.

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