#19: What Facebook Means When Facebook Says Privacy
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What was the Facebook blog post released in March by Mark Zuckerberg about? 02:18

The blog focused on what the Facebook staff needs to do in order to make Facebook feel private and trusted by its users. This includes changes with private interactions, reducing permanence, and feel secure about their data storage and private interactions.


What is one of the most used apps on iPhones? 06:11

iMessage is the most used app for users.


What triggers an ad to pop up coincidently on your social media feed of a store you just visited, even if it’s the first time ? 12:50

Katie Bindley, one of the reports, tested her theory of why ads pop up to things relevant in our lives. She started looking up random stuff outside of her targeted demographics, men's items, urns, and pregnancy. It wasn't until she downloaded a pregnancy app that she began seeing ads. Within half a day, she saw an ad about pregnancy, even when she turned off her iOS ad tracking.


What changes will need to be made for Facebook to be trusted again Will anything change? 19:46

Ultimately, Facebook doesn’t need to know or keep our data in messages to know what we say, where we’re going, or what we’re buying. All this will continue to be tracked by any app we download if we give permission. Then, that data will be ingested by Facebook ads engine.


Should we feel encouraged that Facebook might get rid of all our data over time? 20:56

Facebook could be in a good position because if the government asks for any of its data, Facebook won't have any to present.


Would you pay $250 for a trashcan, or even $80 for a soap dispenser? 27:26

Frank Yang, the CEO of Simple Human, thinks you might. He believes that it's possible to take everyday objects, and make them a lot better.


Who is Frank Yang? 27:32

He is the founder and CEO of Simplehuman. His goal is to take everyday objects, things you never want to think about, and make them better. When things are in order and working well in your home, you feel more relaxed and calmer.


What is Frank Yang’s view on technology? 29:35

Yang believes that since the technology is becoming smaller and more integrated, that technology used in a home should present itself at the right time, when you need it, do what you need without being tethered to a phone to command it.

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