Here are some recent reports from slashdot:
Well, for one ... whatever Moodle site that used it, could join the lawsuits ... seems like everyone is!
Don't think Moodle HQ tracks usage of specific authentication plugins used by registered sites ... just total numbers of activites ... if I re-call correctly.
Yes, it's available to use with these forums for authentication ... maybe server admins have seen things that might be worth sharing ...
Seems like, today, one is always having to consider the 'lesser of evils'. :\
I know for a fact that the ISD's and Corps I work with certainly didn't entertain the idea of using ... for sure.
'spirit of sharing', Ken
Thanks for the response! As this socio-political-technological issues go, it is pretty difficult to focus to one aspect. Let me reformulate my question to this end.
There are various "integrations" of Moodle to Facebook, whether limited to simple authentication or more. What is exactly the data those components send to Facebook? Now our nightmares being proven one by one, it would be naive to assume that it stopped at: "If you've used the Facebook app on android, Facebook had a record of the date, time, duration, and recipient of calls you made from the past few years" https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/03/26/2322216/facebook-acknowledges-it-has-been-keeping-records-of-android-users-calls-texts.
It is clear to me that the Moodle adminstrators have access to all the information inside the Moodle site. That is a completely different topic. The users are in direct interaction with the site, and have given consent implicitly or explicitly. In case of doubt, there is an administrative partner to talk to. Facebook is a) a third party which was not in the agreement b) not partner one could talk to. Running hot: "Zuckerberg's snub to MP's astonishing" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43554135 !
After the US congress hearing, it became clear that they can not handle Facebook. Compare their hearings hearing of to the Government of Singapore, "Facebook's statements and conduct on the Cambridge Analytica data breaches" https://www.youtube.com/watch?foo=bar&v=A7gJPjLt4Dw. Worth watchng!
US Tech Giants Oddly Unhelpful On Russia | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
Elizabeth Dwoskin, Silicon Valley correspondent for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about the slow pace of discovery of Russian ad buying and other online manipulations as U.S. tech giants like Twitter, Facebook, and Google have seemed reluctant to give up information.
"is a normal sleazy company now," !
- Facebook appeals against Cambridge Analytica fine
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46334810 25 Nov 2018
Also on \. https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/11/25/2255253/uk-parliament-seizes-cache-of-facebook-internal-papers 25 Nov 2018 The Guardian
- MPs' fury over Mark Zuckerberg 'no-show'
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46357359 today 27 Nov 2018
I know, these thing are not directly Moodle-related. But they remind me the euphory we had on moodle.org forums. Going there voluntarily is one thing, sending minors, sometimes young kids, is irresponsible.
That wasn't the only one. The mountain of bad news is simply too much to count. In case your echo chamber was quiet in this channel, just search your favourite news site for 'facebook'. Here's a sample: https://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=facebook.