Dear fellow European software engineers,

Don’t. Just don’t. How much can they pay you to better enslave humanity by helping them improve their panopticon? No amount is worth having to live with this complicity.

@aral Well, why not at least make good money on something that's going to fail anyways

@sturmflut @aral Because the fallout will be lots of much more localized and personalized data for Facebook.

Also enough money to burn can make a lot of things work — they’ll try to keep going long enough until they get a monopoly you must join to make a living.

Then they are the golden chains — and make their profits:

@aral The FB thinking is: Everyone has a price.

Dear @aral stop being melodramatic and judgemental. Sincerely, a Europen software engineer that shares your view.

@aral so now facebook has discovered the key bargaining chip which proofed most effective for eroding European social democracies: 10k highly skilled jobs.

I'm pretty afraid well see a lot of politicians in France fall in line with facebooks policies soon. :/

@uniq They knew it all along… that’s how they have the Irish government by the balls and why there’s practically-speaking no GDPR enforcement whatsoever to speak of.

@aral You have no idea how much i want to 🤗 you right now. I'm surrounded by people that applauded these news but i totally reacted like you.

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