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Comment: Re:Facebook lied in their privacy policy. (Score 1) 170

by Miros (#45860119) Attached to: Facebook Being Sued Over Mining of Private Messages
I'm not so sure. They clearly state that they receive messages in the "information we receive about you" section, and then clearly state that they use the information that they receive to "measure or understand the effectiveness of ads you and others see, including to deliver relevant ads to you"

Comment: Permitted under the TOS...? (Score 1) 170

by Miros (#45860017) Attached to: Facebook Being Sued Over Mining of Private Messages

While you are allowing us to use the information we receive about you, you always own all of your information. Your trust is important to us, which is why we don't share information we receive about you with others unless we have:

  • received your permission;
  • given you notice, such as by telling you about it in this policy; or
  • removed your name and any other personally identifying information from it.

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info

Have to be careful of those "or" situations.

Comment: Incentives? (Score 1) 336

by Miros (#44424813) Attached to: How Outdated Data Distorts Doctors' Pay
Aside from the question of how and when to update the 'time and motion' study data, does this setup the right incentives for the industry? It essentially says 'we will set the benchmark for adequate, and then you try to do whatever you can to beat it economically.' If the revenue at the margin is fixed, the way to drive profit is to decrease costs as much as possible. Of course, the benefits are not passed on to the consumer if the price fixer is asleep at the switch...

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