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The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger's Mobile App Terms of Service

This seems extremely far-reaching to me. It makes them appear as if they want to spy and collect massive amounts of information that they shouldn’t need, unless they’re trying to take over the world (which they kind of are). Even if they don’t misuse any of these permissions, it’s unreasonable to ask for them. They have moved far beyond a place of serving the user’s best interests and creating the best possible user experience, into a NSA realm of insatiable desire for every piece of data they can get their hands on, whether they need it to make Facebook better or not. Has anyone looked into whether the flagship Facebook app terms include the same?

Hardware Makers Birdi Seeded to Build A Better Smoke Alarm - Venture...

Congratulations to Mark Belinsky & Birdi: Smart Air Monitor on closing their seed round! There’s nothing better than tech that makes the world a better, safer place.

We loved our Airbnb in Amsterdam, but the three flights of seriously steep stairs were a bit daunting at first. Kind of reminded me of some of my childhood stairs in VT.

We loved our Airbnb in Amsterdam, but the three flights of seriously steep stairs were a bit daunting at first. Kind of reminded me of some of my childhood stairs in VT.

I finally got @perfectmorsel on a bike in Amsterdam! Not to get her to ride in NYC…Citi Bike, here we come.

I finally got @perfectmorsel on a bike in Amsterdam! Not to get her to ride in NYC…Citi Bike, here we come.

Love this photo of @perfectmorsel during out mind-blowing anniversary dinner in Amsterdam last week.

Love this photo of @perfectmorsel during out mind-blowing anniversary dinner in Amsterdam last week.

Snake made from student backpacks - 1 for each of the 5k that died in the 2008 Chinese earthquake. #aiweiwei  (at Brooklyn Museum of Art)

Snake made from student backpacks - 1 for each of the 5k that died in the 2008 Chinese earthquake. #aiweiwei (at Brooklyn Museum of Art)

Snake made from student backpacks - 1 for each of the 5k that died in the 2008 Chinese earthquake. #aiweiwei  (at Brooklyn Museum of Art)

Snake made from student backpacks - 1 for each of the 5k that died in the 2008 Chinese earthquake. #aiweiwei (at Brooklyn Museum of Art)

Sculpture made from rebar from collapsed schools in the 2008 earthquake in China. The names of the 5k dead students are on the walls. (at Brooklyn Museum)

Sculpture made from rebar from collapsed schools in the 2008 earthquake in China. The names of the 5k dead students are on the walls. (at Brooklyn Museum)

Really cool 6-part diorama of #AiWeiwei’s experience in prison, S..A.C.R.E.D. (Supper, Accusers, Cleansing, Ritual, Entropy & Doubt).  (at Brooklyn Museum)

Really cool 6-part diorama of #AiWeiwei’s experience in prison, S..A.C.R.E.D. (Supper, Accusers, Cleansing, Ritual, Entropy & Doubt). (at Brooklyn Museum)