Yes, If you’re sending a message to a random person on Facebook, they’ll charge you $1 to skip the spam filter and actually have the email delivered into the inbox. But if the recipient has a lot of followers, Facebook will charge you $100.
Facebook says they’re just testing the service to see if they can get away with it.
No, the recipient doesn’t get a penny. The recipient gets the spam and Facebook/Zuckerberg gets the money.
In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought the photo-sharing site, Instagram claims the right to sell users’ photos without payment or notification. Oh, and there’s no way to opt out. To all you “Instagram Artists” – you’re fucked. [please click on headline to read article].
Seems that our friends at Facebook have exercised their muscle and made some changes to the Instagram Terms and Conditions. Back in April, when I told you all about the purchase of Instagram by FB, I made the prophetic comment that “the internet slowly moves to becoming an all knowing and all privacy-invading monopoly”.
If i was wrong about anything, it’s only because I said “slowly”.
Seems every month they discover new ways to piss off their user-base, but I honestly believe that 99% of that user-base is unaware of what’s going on.
Yes, it’s long been known: Facebook makes money off of you.
But a report in the Wall Street Journal has raised new privacy concerns, suggesting the social network is going even farther to provide users’ personal information to its advertisers. According to the newspaper report, Facebook is “selling access to its users” by allowing advertisers to target ads based on users’ email addresses and phone numbers.