Germany Unlikes Freedom

Posted: August 24, 2011 by Keith Stone in Facebook, Germany

Well, it’s not like Germany has ever violated anyone’s civil liberties before. The German state of Schleswig-Holstein has deemed Facebook’s “Like” button illegal because the company gets too much personal data from users that “Like” stuff. State Data Protection Commissioner Thilo Weichert contends ordered government entities to remove their fan pages and “Like” buttons. To that I say, “Mr. Weichert, put back those ‘Like’ buttons.”

Facebook says they’ve done nothing wrong and in fact their standards are pretty much the same for every tech companies. I’ve never understood this big hullabaloo about privacy on Facebook. If you don’t want people to know that your hobbies are “Neo-Nazism and hooliganism,” then don’t put “Neo-Nazism and hooliganism” as your hobbies. Who the fuck cares if you “Like” schnitzel and Rammstein?

Huffington Post

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