By: ajbarse | April 22, 2018

If a Facebook post is made, and no one reads it, is it likable? Feel sold down the timeline river with advertisers? Yeah, we're gonna talk about the Cambridge Analytica thing. But hang on now, it's AJ and Chris' take on the issue- we're not your typical tech pundits. Plus, a shout out to a local favorite Fairhaven business- because nothing beats the smell of fresh crafted leather. All this on the 77th edition of the Bellingham Podcast.

Local shout out:
Found Leather Goods: https://foundleathergoods.com/

So, what about that whole privacy on Facebook thing....

“Late on Tuesday, Facebook announced (https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/04/new-privacy-protections/) the first steps it is taking to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR (https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/5/17199754/facebook-europe-gdpr-mark-zuckerberg-data-privacy), a new privacy law out of Europe designed to make sure users know and understand the data companies collect about them and consent to sharing it. Set to be enacted on May 25 (https://www.vox.com/technology/2018/4/18/17251480/facebook-privacy-scandal-changes-europe-gdpr)”

How Facebook explains how their ads work- regardless of GDPR you can restrict what advertisers get advertised to you..sort of:
https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences
Explainer
https://www.facebook.com/ads/about/?entry_product=ad_preferences

Quickly you can see if FB knows if you are an Apple user or not, a parent or not, a conservative or not, etc.  

Chris' Micro Blog

Mnmltek.micro.blog (https://mnmltek.micro.blog/) - Free/paid service. Very similar to Twitter with timelines, @ posts, and following people.

The mnmltek microcast (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chris-powell/id1372855072?mt=2) - on iTunes or your podcast app of choice. Just search for “Chris Powell”

Wordpress
AJ's Wordpress ; www.ajbarse.com

Want a Twitter like Wordpress; p2 has you: https://p2theme.com/
Want a Facebook that isn't: check out this article that has 15 themes that give you a central timeline all to yourself https://www.sourcewp.com/facebook-timeline-style-wordpress-themes/


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*Chris*: mnmltek.micro.blog (https://mnmltek.micro.blog/) or chrispowell.co (http://www.chrispowell.co/)
*Twitter Hashtags*: #bhampodcast and #quietconversation

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