Happy Hour News Briefs
So… Jump for Jeebus, Josh Bernstein has an unusual take on how the Fourth Amendment works. Let’s listen, shall we:
Um, Josh, bro, Dude, Facebook ain’t the gubmint. They can ask all the questions that they want, and you can choose to answer them or not. You are not compelled, and in fact, you can quit the service anytime you want.
Faceberg explains what was up with the prompt:
“After Business Insider published a story on the unusual pop-up, a Facebook spokesperson said that this was supposed to be inoccous and family-friendly question about what people’s sleeping habits are. Do they tuck in at night with a teddy bear, for example, or a hot water bottle, or a comforter?”
OK, granted, it was ham-handed, and let’s face it: Facebook is all about finding out everything about you that an advertiser might want to know (the Build-a-Bear people would love to know about, well, you know) because YOU are the product that they sell to advertisers.