Twitter’s lie – I never did anything of the kind – don’t respond, it’s a scam
You know, I’m more outraged now than I was last evening about what Twitter did. They had no authorization whatever using my name and avatar because they knew this would possibly suck in my friends/colleagues/acquaintances into thinking it was me.
In fact, is it going too far to say they’ve probably crossed the line of legality? It’s one thing a former stalker passing himself off as me on a sockpuppet blog a few times – that’s illegal too but it’s not an organization doing it. Somehow when a richard cranium does it, it’s not as bad because those that knew him knew what he was like in the head.
This though is an organization purporting to be a worldwide social media site. What I suspect is they got my address book from Google and if they did, Google has also acted illegally. One of the people who got “my” invitation got it through his personal email which he and I use only for personal correspondence.
I’d like to ask a question. either gmail is hackable … or it is not. If it is, then it’s a rubbish email. If it’s not, then Google has invaded our privacy and sold on to another organization my address book. If this is so – and I never have and never would authorize anyone access to my address book – then this is actionable.
I have also never authorized either Google, Twitter, Facebook or any of these organizations to combine my accounts although Twitter tries to get you to the whole time. Once I had to go into Twitter and specifically click out of giving them permission. That is also actionable and there must have been others who’ve had this happen – or perhaps they’re not aware of it.
Google’s latest action is, once a week, to change its notice to me which they paste over the control buttons on the gmail, telling me to get a more modern browser. Last week they said that they didn’t support Firefox. The week before that they said that not all the features of gmail would work.
1. The features are working as I have a way to get behind their notices;
2. Firefox itself refuses to allow an upgrade for Mac;
3. I want them to leave me alone with the version I had which was working perfectly well.
They are, in fact, coming the hard sell and I don’t wish to buy.