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Former Bush Lawyer Behind Facebook's PR Nightmare

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The last few days there's been an uproar on Facebook.com over a chance in their terms of service. The new rules suggested that facebook would own the content people posted on the site, even personal information after the person closed out their account.

The old saying goes, "Where there's smoke there's fire." Well, where there are bad, no, make that lousy rules, where some dumb lawyer comes in and screws up what's been working, there is a Bush connection.

It wasn't John Yoo, the guy who justified torture and who will hopefully, probably, if millions of peoples prayers are answered, be disbarred.

But it was a Whitehouse legal goon. According to Owen Thomas, of Valleywag, on Gawker.com,
"Amid this PR storm, no one has pointed out the real issue here, which is that the guy masterminding these legal changes is Ted Ullyot, who previously worked in the Bush Administration under then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, surrounded by coworkers who unabashedly defended torture and shredded the Bill of Rights. Amazing, isn't it, that people are talking about a site's legal boilerplate, rather than the guy who Zuckerberg picked to enforce it?


Got that? When you're looking at hiring someone and you see a Bush connection, better think twice before making an offer. Or even if there's a stretch of time between 2000 and 2008... you never know, you might end up with someone who learned to think like Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld... Is that something you want? I'm guessing facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg is having his regrets right about now.

 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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So I assume that you think any German soldier who ... by Matthew T. on Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 6:39:12 PM
and I would have to thank Rob Kall for posting thi... by Larry Ogborn on Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 10:08:34 PM
Thanks for the heads up Rob. I told my friends on ... by Linda Schreiber on Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 10:15:25 PM
they have temporarily reverted back to the old ter... by Mikhail Lyubansky on Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 10:44:36 PM
save home energy is a good thing you know?... by savehome energy on Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 6:16:57 AM
I dont' join these electronic databases; I can... by Rady Ananda on Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 12:02:54 PM
Good info, Rob should have included that in the ar... by Matthew T. on Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 12:50:06 PM
you make excellent points, Matthew.  Guilt by... by Rady Ananda on Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:18:30 PM
Amanda:I think the Republican/Democrat paradigm DO... by Charlie L on Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 2:42:46 PM
Charlie L.  I think you meant to address your... by Amanda Lang on Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 3:12:29 PM