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Facebook just hired a handful of its toughest privacy critics

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

*worriedly checks self* Oh, phew, you mean the ones who were up for sale and never really its critics to begin with.

Also see: mastodon.ar.al/@aral/101488404

Via @foggy

@aral @foggy It has always been the case that one way to neutralize critics is to hire them. Once they're financially dependent then their criticisms are likely to become...less thorough.

@aral
You see?
Continue blaming on Google and Facebook and soon they will hire you.
:awesome:

@aral @foggy

yeah I read that article and was like... it doesn't sound like Facebook is fundamentally changing its business model soo.... they're just sellouts?

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