Looks like Facebook tried to buy Pegasus from NSO Group to be able to track iOS users https://www.cultofmac.com/698979/facebook-pegasus-nso-spyware-track-iphone-users/
@cjk We have a system that works constantly to apologise for those with wealth and power so it’s not surprising. Is Facebook socially unacceptable today? No. Not by a long shot. When someone goes to work there, do they get scorn? Nope, they get praise. When someone sells their startup to FB, what happens? They get congratulated. Once, there was a cigarette in every hand. Then came the surgeon general’s report. Big Tobacco is still a thing but perceptions have changed. We need the equivalent.
@aral @cjk I've been thinking about how "responsible" investment funds exclude the various "sin" stocks like tobacco, weapons, porn, alcohol, bad human rights etc . But I haven't seen one that excludes parasitic surveillance capitalists yet...
@bigblen @aral @cjk indeed I looked up for financial products before with this kind of constraints https://twitter.com/utopiah/status/1377585949530525698 but unfortunately what you usually end up with gets meta. Typically to avoid all "bad" things you get ... banks because they themselves have apparently no impact as they just play with numbers. How convenient. I'd be curious to see analysis that go beyond 1 level of abstraction because this practice, finding labels e.g ESG, to facilitate investments looks more and more like ethics washing.
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