How Faceberg Wants To Invade Your Privacy This Time

“oops,” said Internet power-user Mark Faceberg.

Internet power-user Mark Faceberg —a man who stole one good idea and has no others—  returns to his roots of Hot-or-Not objectifying the college co-eds:

Facebook Is Making Camera Glasses, Ha Ha Oh No

The first thing you’ll notice about Facebook’s new camera glasses is that they are not called Facebook Glasses — they are called Ray-Ban Stories. This is because they are made in partnership with Ray-Ban (a cool company that no one hates), and Facebook has had a rough couple of years in the public eye. And “Stories” because, you know, Instagram stories and Facebook stories and also Snapchat “story,” lol.

I’ll give Faceberg some awareness credit: he knows that Facebook is a toxic brand and is keeping its name below deck. But in his usual way of making something unwanted and bad  and turning into a dystopian hellscape, Facebook is thinking about building Facial Recognition into these damed privacy-peepers.

The Buzzfeed article is funny, but it is also chilling. Imagine how many times you might be tagged in other people’s “stories” whether you want to be or not.

 

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9 Responses to How Faceberg Wants To Invade Your Privacy This Time

  1. [Will Smith] Aw HELL nah![/WS]

    Only if they work like this:

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  2. sos says:

    Horse paste and anal UV lamps will be the only way to rid ourselves of this dreadful scourge!

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  3. MDavis says:

    Could be useful in DC, though.
    No, no, no, slippery slope, ew.

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  4. spotthedog says:

    Do they have an automatic primate detector alert?
    I’ve been hoping for real x-ray glasses, since I was 12.

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  5. Stony Pillow says:

    (a cool company that no one hated)
    Fixed it for ya. You’re welcome.

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  6. Actually the only way they cold be labelled worse than “Facebook Glasses” is getting called “Luxottica Glasses”

    Luxottica is a real-deal OG evil monopoly (they own ALL the brands, all the stores, etc.), and the reason glasses are so damned expensive. https://boingboing.net/2019/03/12/luxottica.html

    There was a 60 minutes story on this where Lesslie Stahl talked to the (former) CEO of Oakley, who tried to resist getting bought out, so they just refused to carry the brand in any of their stores…which, I repeat, are ALL the stores. Guess who owns the Oakley brand now.

    (Need glasses? Go Zenni. I paid ~$150 for my ‘yer-next-prescription-is-a-dog’ super high RI progressive glasses complete with coating, magnetic clip on sunglasses, etc; $400+ at cosctco and probably $1000 at LensCrafters. )

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    • pagan in repose says:

      Thanks for that. Awww, Capitalism at its ultimate end: One Corporation owns everything and defines how much it pays out and how much comes in that adds up to PROFIT, PROFIT forever and ever forever ever…and one wage for everyone else that always adds up to less than what you owe the One Corporation. One Company Store if you will or won’t, doesn’t really matter.

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    • MDavis says:

      “This was banned under classic antitrust law, until the Reagan years.”
      Figures. Dude even got a mention in Gravity Falls (2013).
      “I invented this mind control tie for Reagan’s masters.”

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