For once I have to say Facebook has done something right. The big pharmaceuticals are afraid of the truth. Most of their drugs poison people. They harm countless patients. They do not want to hear that many of the illnesses their medications supposedly control or cure can be controlled by acupuncture and/or herbs. Traditional Chinese Medicine has thousands of years of experience and success that challenges the poor record of the drug companies. If the truth came out, the big pharmas would lose billions in profits. They are frightened of TCM and continue to try to prevent this news from becoming mainstream while attempting to get their bedfellow, the FDA, to make it more difficult for practitioners to use herbs that have proven to work over and over. Of course the drug companies would close down their Facebook comment feature. “They can’t handle the truth.” Kudos to Facebook.
I always thought that my wife and I were average Americans*. Recently I began looking at “America” and how most of the citizens live their lives. I have had to reconsider our status as “average” Americans. We do not eat fast food, conusme soft drinks, like tall food, shop at Costco and Walmart. We do not Facebook. We drive a Prius. We eat organic foods when possible. Given we do not follow the average American eating and buying demographics, I have come to the conclusion that we are not “average” Americans. We are AB normal Americans. Actually, we are AB normal USers**.
*I loosely use the term “American” to represent those individuals that reside in the nation we call the United States of America.
**The term “USer” has yet to gain popularity in the general media. Since all people residing in North, Central and South America are Americans, the term “USer” would be more appropriate in labeling those who live in the United States of America. (Also given that we USers consume more per capita than other countries the label is even more relevant.)
“Gutenberg’s Revolution left us with a world that was intellectually rich. Zuckerberg’s portends one that is all thumbs and no brains.” If Mr. Mark is our country’s fav “genius?”, we are in deep sh**.
We’ve just received about a half dozen rapid fire tips all showing the same thing: the Facebook app Sendible compromised in a major way.
It appears that several of the largest Facebook Pages including Google, Coca-Cola, YouTube, South Park, The Daily Show, Team Coco and others are now sending out a malicious link to all of their followers that reads “Change Your Facebook Background Here!” Obviously, don’t click on it.
A few people who did click on the link reported that it took you to a page outside of Facebook that asks you for some information about you. The bottom of the page reads “Powered By AWeber Email Marketing”.
The weirdest part is just how many other Facebook users are “liking” these links.
We’ve contacted Facebook about the issue and will update when we hear back from them. But these accounts compromised seem to suggest that this link is showing up in tens of millions of feeds right now.
Update: And it looks like most of the malicious links have now been taken down. But more tips are coming in that the attack is ongoing and other links keep popping up. Still no word yet from Facebook on the incident.
Update 2: From Mazy Kazerooni:
The Sendible hack hit Lil Wayne’s Facebook page (15 MM fans). I’m an admin, blocked the app. They tried to post multiple times
Update 3: And now Sendible is saying it wasn’t them that was hacked, instead this may be a Facebook security exploit:
Just to clarify, Sendible was not hacked. One of our users has discovered a major flaw in Facebook’s security.
Update 4: Says Facebook:
We’re looking into this now and will let you know as soon as we hear something.
[image via moyajaya]
One reason I am glad I closed my Facebook account.
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