Facebook’s messaging services . . . run on closed standards and don’t play nice with platforms created by third parties.
Is there a way out? Pranesh Prakash – a Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society, as well as a Fellow at the New America think tank – believes that the answer lies not in breaking up Facebook over privacy laws, but in competition, and regulators at the government level should demand Facebook use open standards for its messaging platforms.
Phi Beta Iota: #GoogleGestapo (Amazon, Facebook, Google, MeetUp, Twitter, YouTube and lesser others including Reddit, WordPress/JetPack/VaultPress, Wikipedia) have done us all a huge favor by demonstrating their perfidy in violating the 1st Amendment and Title 7 with such grotesque impunity. There is a need for an open standards open source everything. In passing this creates the truth channel and direct democracy network we all need, with the absolute rights of anonymity, identity, privacy, and security. Below are the starting points.