Of course this statement is correct. But the thing is: People read these consents — not all but many—and they feel exploited by Facebook Inc. They will still use the product for obvious reasons but if you ask them, many don’t feel comfortable doing that.
Thanks for collecting these great examples, Nadya. I totally agree with you and am glad that GDPR exists, alone for that reason (besides all the other amazing user, privacy features).
From founding our own service I know how hard it is to write nice, readable terms of service. But it certainly is possible.
Thanks for this lovely read. I’m hoping that this spreads way beyond the tech industry and insiders but to normal users who are using all the centralized tech because they just don’t know better (which is totally understandable, and at least partially due to us not caring enough in the past).
Jason, thanks for writing about it. This is something that bothers me for a long time already and I myself can’t exclude myself from the people who like to have a glimp at such statistics if they’re available to see if an article is ‘successful’ or not.
When I see these statistics, I always have to think of this findings by YouTube developers who found out that decisions based on the current user base don’t make any sense in regards to web performance. http://blog.chriszacharias.com/page-weight-matters
I’m sorry but I still don’t understand why the graphic doesn’t feature any of the apps that are really secure and privacy-driven. Whether it’s Signal, Threema or Wire doesn’t really matter — all of those should be listed as the most secure apps.
The reason for this is quite simple: Whether you take “main” apps of Facebook…
Hey, thanks for sharing this and explaining why you’ve built this system in the team. However, I wonder if my experience is true:
I just visited waltmart.com for the first time (means no cache) and the timeline is pretty horrible, even though I’m on a fiber connection here with 100Mbit. I mean, you say you increased the load…
Please bear in mind that analytics cannot reflect your goals, since a lot of factors are left out in those data. See also http://blog.chriszacharias.com/page-weight-matters as example on how YouTube missed out a big mass and accidentally found out about it. Another factor is people blocking analytics (this is a lot lately), so please treat such results carefully.