Facebook sued by the US FTC, might be forced to sell Instagram and WhatsApp

10 December 2020
The US Trade Commission and a group of 46 states accuse Facebook of using its dominance to crush smaller rivals.

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AnonD-789801, 14 Feb 2021Install a firewall and block the fqdn. I had the same issue... moreThanks for the response. I already did.
I'm using Netguard, a free and open source firewall which blocks net access to all the apps, and then allows for some I manually select. It uses built in VPN feature of the Android 10.

Although I do wonder how and when Facebook got so powerful...

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Samath N8 808 owner, 14 Dec 2020I wish to say something. On my LG G8x, Facebook was preinst... moreInstall a firewall and block the fqdn. I had the same issues with samsumg cloud, bixby, amazon and more

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abigfanoftechs, 15 Dec 2020Because LG is a shitttty company, exposing their users'... moreMy samsung same problem

Samath N8 808 owner, 14 Dec 2020I wish to say something. On my LG G8x, Facebook was preinst... moreBecause LG is a shitttty company, exposing their users' data for money.

greenarcher02, 12 Dec 2020Yeah, the file transfers are what draw people to Telegram m... moreIts the fault of the users, not Telegram 😅

I wish to say something. On my LG G8x, Facebook was preinstalled which I removed instantly.
Still, there're two facebook related system apps which are not removable.. some com.facebook.system and com.facebook.manager or something...

Can anyone tell me how did they end up preinstalled on my brand new phone? And why're they non removable? Its just a social marketing site, right?

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Thats why my phone always pre installed FB dan IG? Oh my god.

Chrissie, 11 Dec 2020Telegram is what we switched over too. Whatsapp has changed... moreWhat kind of words?

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Finally the culprit!

Swordman, 11 Dec 2020Idk why that's the case in Philippines. WhatsApp is EX... moreI did not know that. Now it puts things into context. Thanks.

Vishnuimpreza, 11 Dec 2020Here in India, no one has heard of any messengers apart fro... moreYeah, the file transfers are what draw people to Telegram mostly. Though sadly people use it for piracy.

Boggy-Stefy, 11 Dec 2020Is the same in Czech Republic, many people use only Messeng... moreYeah I think it depends on the country. I also prefer Telegram over Viber and Messenger. But I have no choice but to use the two since that's what most people use over here.

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Chemist83, 12 Dec 2020No, you are wrong. It was free for one year and then a doll... moreI never paid for whatsapp... i olso would never pay, as they already get payed harvesting my data.

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Anonymous, 11 Dec 2020You are mad at someone's success?FaceBook is a threat to mankind , it must be banned and turned to ashea

onesujeet, 11 Dec 2020No , you are wrong, Whatsapp has been free from day1. I hav... moreNo, you are wrong. It was free for one year and then a dollar per year after that. When facebook took over. I mean a dollar a years is almost free. I first downloaded it in 2014 so the policy could have changed between 2009 and 2014.

I am in the US but it was similar

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/whatsapp-go-completely-free-and-drop-annual-subscription-price-a6818971.html

  • Anonymous

FTC approved these acquisitions , when they happened. Recent flop or as to put with softer wording "change of mind" is nothing but political.

Monopolies are essential American thing, if FTC actually cared and/or tried to dissolve any of monopolies it could be disbanded overnight by aggressive lobby.

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Boggy-Stefy, 11 Dec 2020Is the same in Czech Republic, many people use only Messeng... moreWell, how do you think whatsapp and other crapp came into play? You really think the mass knows what it wants? Or is told what it should want?.

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greenarcher02, 11 Dec 2020Is WhatsApp really that popular? We've only ever used ... moreStat on 2014 (https://vulcanpost.com/13682/facebook-messenger-philippines/) and 2019 (https://www.talkwalker.com/blog/social-media-statistics-philippines) all showed the dominance of Facebook... That like worse than WhatsApp, selective wording?

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onesujeet, 11 Dec 2020No , you are wrong, Whatsapp has been free from day1. I hav... moreActually, when WhatsApp wasn't banned in China, it was a pay only service.

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Anonymous, 10 Dec 2020They got the most patents in the world, wise guy! US propag... moreWrong US does. If your 3rd and 4th industrial evolution a thing, it all involving in tech which US do hold most critical patent. From x86/64, ARM to DRAM/NAND fabrication. Huawei was bragging left and right how they made 80% of their phone, and look how far US sanction went?

Open RISC-V? Yep, another open-source the Chinese enterprise relay on, much like 80% of their commercial solutions, including Huawei. I laugh at so hard, that in their marketing Huawei tried to hide the fact their HCI solution was in fact based on OpenStack. HarmoneyOS? Let not get there. But do any of the Chinese follow the GNU/GPL guideline? No, because in their mind open-source = free.

You are selling China's propaganda, thinking a closed market that innovate and caught on what the other world do in 80 years within the span of 15 years without any infringement of existing Intellectual Property. And let not forget, how Huawei settle our of court with Cisco on their enterprise networking gear that helped Huawei become the likes of today. I bet Cisco is regretting that every moment now of settle in one lump sum.