Robert Steele: The Death of Facebook … and Twitter and YouTube — the post #GoogleGestapo Internet is Emergent

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Robert David STEELE Vivas

A day does not go by that I do not receive inputs from citizens all over the world, generally of remarkably high quality and focus. Below the fold is a death notice for Facebook, which will probably not be able to rise to the European Community mandate that all end users must own their own data and be able to transfer it freely among applications; and a couple of related items.

As a side note, I continue to view with disdain all the lawyers now working cases in isolation against pieces of #GoogleGestapo.  They are simply not rising to the possibilities of creating an orchestrated Title 7 Discrimination class action lawsuit against Twitter (Roger Stone ++), Facebook (David Icke ++), YouTube (Prager ++) and AdSense (Alex Jones ++). It is as if all the lawyers are deliberately not serving their clients’ best interests.

Facebook Death Notice

You should check how GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) laws will change in May 2018 in the EU. https://www.eugdpr.org
If I understand it correctly, this is huge, users of Facebook and other platforms will have the right and the tech giants need to provide the ability to do exactly what you are writing, to move their data from one app to another and not be held hostage. This opens a huge chapter in social media. Facebook has to improve in so many ways to maintain their leadership, or they will loose more and more users. It might not happen in one year, but I believe the coming 3-5 years will show a huge shift away from centralised social media solutions.
For users real data protection and more important real data ownership comes with more responsibility and technical understanding. The current gap between centralised systems and solutions for decentralised cloud storage, decentralised news, decentralised search engines, decentralised social media platforms, etc, etc is closing rapidly and this process will depend mostly on how fast the scalability issue of decentralised applications is going to be solved and how intuitive and adoptable interfaces turn the complexity of blockchain technology seamlessly into the smartphones and web browsers of the average (non tech nurd) user.
2018 will be the first year where we will see mass adoption of solutions. Billions have been flooding into blockchain start ups and its just beginning. Many of these young companies are extremely cashed up to grow rapidly into big tech companies. Surely money is not the only factor to guarantee success, but the burden of not having enough is not a problem in the crypto / blockchain world, a huge advantage.
Decentralising social media (as this is the area your comment / question is about) is also targeted by multiple start ups from various different angles. Here are a few promising projects / solutions.
www.steemit.com (decentralised Blog with integrated reward system)
https://status.im (decentralised mobile OS for Ethereum DApps + messenger + wallet)
www.akasha.world (decentralised facebook)
www.datawallet.com (data monetisation of existing social media platforms)
https://www.propsproject.com (decentralised youtube + more)
www.sether.io  (decentralised social media marketing)
https://socialx.network (decentralised social media incl. reward system)
https://www.reddcoin.com (data monetisation of existing social media platforms)
https://nexus.social/  (decentralised facebook)
https://friendz.io  (decentralised social media marketing)
https://indorse.io/ (Decentralised LinkedIn)
And a few other solutions on decentralising data storage / ownership:
https://ipfs.io (Decentralised Internet Protocol with many related features)
https://sia.tech (decentralised dropbox and reward system for providing storage)
https://storj.io  (decentralised dropbox and reward system for providing storage)
https://filecoin.io (decentralised dropbox and reward system for providing storage)
https://holo.host  (decentralised data storage oriented multi functionality solution incl. hardware)
I could go on and on, but I think this small list outlines a bit what a big shift we have in front of us.
Competing View on Facebook’s Potential
Comment on Scraping Facebook and How It Blocks This

I suppose it is possible to pull down the Facebook pix, messages, contacts, videos, and metadata. I heard at the TechnoSecurity Conference in September 2017 that Facebook intervenes if its system discovers this type of data extraction. The reason is that Facebook wants “members” aka slaves to stay in the Facebook walled garden.

My hunch is that there is a workaround. I don’t know of either a commercial or open source tool for the job.

If one had access to a software tool like ImmunitySec or the complete FinFisher system, a developer could find an exploit, insert malware on the Facebook system, and simply instruct the Facebook server from a superuser account to put the data for a user in a tarball and ftp it someplace.

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