Screenshot of my Facebook feed with a sponsored post

Well hi there, the Facebook! Thanks for noticing that I posted something about how your efforts to become the central authentication service for everything is not a good thing, and showing your appreciation by showing me an ad for, you guessed it, an ad for passwordless secure authentication. I’ve attached a screenshot for the light slaves, but for the blinks, the relevant text is this:

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Yet another advantage to owning my own data: I can share the text of screenshots as text. 🙂

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I know that for you Facebook-having people, this is no big deal. You have resigned yourself to the idea of Facebook owning your data.

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No, we haven’t all resigned ourselves to Facebook owning our data. But too many people have, or don’t understand why owning their data is important. So for the Facebook crowd, one more reason to own your data. Facebook wants to be the “one authentication service to rule them all”, and this is not a good thing because it means that should you choose not to have a Facebook account, you’ll lose access to other completely unrelated services. I’m picking on Facebook, but this would be just as bad if anyone else tried to do it. This is an example of social networks overstepping their bounds, and they wouldn’t be doing this if they didn’t know they have millions of users who will gladly log into whatever with their Facebook account because it’s perceived to be quick and convenient, turning over all their data, (including personal information), to a for-profit company that will gladly sell it to the highest bidder.

I hate Facebook chain letters, and I normally don’t copy and paste them, (no matter how guilt-inducing the originator tries to make them), but this one is (a) too good not to share, and (b) too good to live on just Facebook. Plus, I want to see if the Facebook will accept webmentions. From my friend Denise:

Copy and paste to your status if you know someone or have been affected by someone who needs a foot up their ass. People who need a foot up their ass affect the lives of many. There is still no cure for someone who needs a foot up their ass, except a foot up their ass. Please help raise awareness as 93% of people won’t re-post this. Why? Because they need a foot up their ass too.. LOL!!!