Facebook left behind it’s true intentions in tens of thousands of it’s virtual reality headsets. Some “Easter eggs” that stated, Big Brother is watching” doesn’t exactly bode well with a company that has been plagued with bad press for it’s obtrusive privacy policies. Statement is below.
Unfortunately, some “easter egg” labels meant for prototypes accidentally made it onto the internal hardware for tens of thousands of Touch controllers. [1/3]
The messages on final production hardware say “This Space For Rent” & “👁The Masons Were Here.👁” A few dev kits shipped with “👁Big Brother is Watching👁” and “Hi iFixit! We See You!👁” but those were limited to non-consumer units. [2/3] pic.twitter.com/po1qyQ10Um
While I appreciate easter eggs, these were inappropriate and should have been removed. The integrity and functionality of the hardware were not compromised, and we've fixed our process so this won't happen again. [3/3]
Right Facebook, we REALLY believe you. Nate Mitchell is the cofounder of Oculus, which was bought by Facebook some time ago. The Cambridge Analytica Scandal has rocked Facebook’s privacy world, being exposed to how much of it’s users personal information is getting leaked. That scandal is still having a HUGE impact for it’s user base.
Well, according to a study conducted by Pew Research Center, it’s time to reconsider the toll these events have taken. Many Facebook users have begun to rethink their relationship with the app. In fact, the report shows as many as 40-percent of U.S. users have taken a break from checking the app for several weeks on end. Additionally, 44-percent of younger users in the United States have deleted the app off of their phone entirely, a software company’s worst nightmare in the mobile-friendly world we live in.
Personally I’ve entirely stopped using my Facebook since then. For different reasons, but I’ve downloaded my data and seen what they know about me. The only REAL thing I had a problem with is that they downloaded my phones address book, and they DID have my number even though I refused to tell them it (Which Messanger reminded me every time I opened it). No thanks Facebook, please stop watching me, and asking for the government to regulate you is a sure fire way to get your users to leave in larger numbers.
What the hell did we all just watch? That was “Honk Honk” or “Honkler”, the spinoff of the “Pepe the Frog”. He/she represents the idea of clown world, a world that has become so crazy and full of nihilism, that its as if it is run by clowns. The world is a huge joke, and you should stop being so angry and just be laugh. This probably would be a bigger hit if he wasn’t derived from Pepe, since the media has spun poor Pepe so hard, he is now a figure to “Neo Nazis” (all five of them). That puts Honk Honk in the crossfire of the Pepe reputation and a new meme.
Just look up some current events and you can see all the weird and crazy news going on that makes our world seem like a clown world. Who would have thought that Donald Trump would become our president? We have straight up lies going in circles in our Congress (Search Candace Owens). We have a bunch of our states, actually taking the President off their state ballots because of tax returns (Recently Illinois is passing this). We have laws prosecuting people over Nazi jokes (Search Count Dankula).
It’s very strange but thats ok, because we get this… ummm gem?
If you are interested in more about this meme, you can go to “knowyourmeme” and read up on it. What do you guys think? Is Honk Honk just a troll meme, a meme to make everyone forget their problems, or is it the alt-right spreading their propaganda again?
PewDiePie and T-series rivalry is not just heating up on Youtube anymore. It’s spreading to the courtroom as PewDiePie’s diss tracks, “Congratulations” and “Bitch Lasagna” (Both videos found below) are now blocked in India thanks to T-series filing a take down order. On April 10th, T-Series had filed with the high court, ruling that he must “remove and disable access” the songs.
“Congratulations” itself was pretty harsh to T-series, at first glance seemingly congratulatory to them for surpassing PewDiePie’s subscriber count. But as the song goes on it digs deep and even suggests that there is some illegal activity with the company. Now neither song will just display as a “This video is not available” if tried to be accessed in India.
Why is T-Series going after Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg?
PewDiePie and T-Series have been in a subscriber supremacy battle since late last year. PewDiePie has held the position for nearly eight years, and now they seem to be in a deadlock, going back and fourth. As of this writing PewDiePie is in a slight lead.
Considering T-Series is actually pursuing legal action, they must be taking PewDiePie as a legitimate threat. I can’t imagine that going after PewDiePie in court is going to help them outside their own country, and they may start to lose subscribers (hopefully). They have previously mentioned that surpassing PewDiePie would bring national pride to the country, and it seems they are taking it a little too seriously. By the way, subscribe to PewDiePie.