Only 35% of those polled trust Facebook !!!
A YouGov poll reported in the Sunday Times yesterday revealed that only 35% of those polled trust Facebook.
HTC would be well advised to consider the acquiring a long spoon before supping with the Devil. I am not sure HTC need FB, and they may well regret any ventures with them.
FB are certainty on the acquisitions trail - no doubt to boost their poor stock price since the IPO.
Ther are suggestions that FB are not only interested in smartphone hardware, but also want to acquire a browser - more particularly Opera.
Opera own FastMail, one of the best email providers, but if Opera was owned by FB, I and many pother FM users would migrate away from FM, as we would not want our date to be in the control of FB.
Mark Zuckerberg's often reported comments on January 9, 2010 that the age of privacy is over are hardly those of someone who is fit to run an email service.
Danah Boyd a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research commented on this statement, and I can't better what she said here:-
It is also reported that Mark Zuckerberg has views on hacking not shared by the majority.
In my view FB purchasing Opera would be a disaster for Opera users, and more particularly users of FastMail & OperaMail.