Derek Kessler Profile picture
Codesmith at @XDAdevelopers. When not doing that you'll find me nerding out about politics and Star Trek, and generally not knowing when to stop.
Mar 19, 2018 16 tweets 3 min read
Stop saying “Facebook data breach” or leak. There was no breach. No leak.

The user data in question was collected legally in accordance with Facebook policies and user settings. That the database was transferred to Cambridge Analytica was a mere developer agreement violation. Facebook policies allow apps to collect massive amounts of data from your profile. Ostensibly that info is supposed to be used for providing you with a customized service… in reality that service usually ends up being tailored advertisements.
Jan 4, 2018 193 tweets 44 min read
On the phone with scammers trying to convince me that I’ve won two million dollars by shopping at Walmart.

I don’t shop at Walmart.

I’m dragging this on by trying to get them to explain how I won this sweepstakes I never entered.

My name is Steve Trevor, born 3 February 1973. “There are doing unscrupulous people out there, Mr. Trevor.”

“There are, indeed.”