It is no secret that Facebook is a prime tool used by politicians, of all colors, in the Philippines. Add the fact that Facebook and the telcos are in bed together – enjoying data and monetary exchange. Now with the anti-terrorism bill waiting to be signed or junked (I hope) by the PH president, Filipino citizens who love Facebook must be aware of what this means, and this reveals how Facebook can be used against Filipinos. The same can be said of Instagram, WhatsApp, Viber, and Google (with Android data).
Filipino activists are shouting against surveilance and organizing protests on, where else, Facebook! For every LIKE or Re-SHARE, Facebook takes note of it. It wouldn’t take that long for state-surveillance to get hold of these data, too (heck, they probably have it now - think of the ‘matrix’ revealed by Malacañang).
Filipinos must wake up to the fact that there is no such thing as free lunch. Free Facebook puts you, your family and your friends at risk! STOP using it. DELETE your account, and tell your family and friends to do the same. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SURVEILLANCE.