Ana Gomes critica tom da carta de José Sócrates ao PÚBLICO


A socialista Ana Gomes criticou hoje o teor da carta enviada pelo primeiro-ministro ao jornal PÚBLICO no âmbito da publicação de um artigo sobre projectos de casas na Guarda assinados por José Sócrates quando este já tinha regime de exclusividade na Assembleia da República.

No blogue Causa Nossa (em http://causa-nossa.blogspot.com/ ), em que Ana Gomes participa juntamente com mais autores, a socialista afirma que não gostou das revelações, muito menos das casas “esteticamente penosas”. Mas do que não gostou mesmo foi da carta de José Sócrates: “Menos, menos ainda, só da carta de protesto que o PM José Sócrates escreveu ao PÚBLICO e em que assume a responsabilidade dos respectivos projectos. Será de engenheiro técnico. Não é de primeiro-ministro”, refere.

O primeiro-ministro acusava, na dita carta, o jornal de ter “desistido de fazer jornalismo de referência” depois da publicação, no dia 5, de um artigo que revela que, ao contrário do que tinha já afirmado em 2008, a actividade de projectista que exercia não era, como tinha referido, residual. A notícia referia que o actual primeiro-ministro assinou, entre 1987 e 1991, 26 projectos de casas na Guarda, 21 dos quais quando gozava de regime de exclusividade na Assembleia da República.

José Sócrates foi afastado pela Câmara da Guarda, em 1990 e 1991, da direcção técnica de obras particulares de cujos projectos era autor, depois de ter sido várias vezes advertido por causa da falta de qualidade dos seus projectos e da falta de acompanhamento das obras – chegando a ser ameaçado com sanções disciplinares.

Num outro “post”, Ana Gomes acusa ainda Sócrates de ter tido uma “estarrecedora insensibilidade”, ao elogiar as capacidades de gestor de António Mexia à frente da EDP, numa altura em que são públicos os valores que recebeu em 2009 por parte da empresa pública.

O gestor recebeu mais de três milhões de euros em salários fixos e remuneração variável em 2009, valor que já afirmou considerar justo tendo em conta o cumprimento dos objectivos por si propostos.

“Que estarrecedora insensibilidade – a do primeiro-ministro, hoje ao lado de Mexia, todo elogios ao gestor, sem uma palavra de admoestação, a impor moderação, a pedir contenção, semelhante à que pede ao povo”, diz Ana Gomes sobre Sócrates, criticando Mexia: “Que topete! Que descaramento! Que imoralidade! – os do Dr. António Mexia, a dar-lhe com ‘os objectivos’, ao ser confrontado pelos jornalistas sobre o estupor público suscitado pela soma faraónica que arrecadou nos últimos anos, com o indecoroso aval do accionista Estado, à conta dos consumidores da EDP, cujas tarifas foi aumentando.”

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    04/05/2010
    Warning Shot for Social Network
    German Minister Launches Attack on Facebook
    By Sebastian Fischer

    German Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner: “Private information must remain private.”
    Plans by Facebook to provide personal data to third parties without asking users for permission are being criticized by a prominent member of the German government. In an open letter to the social networking giant’s CEO, Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner threatens to delete her profile if the California company doesn’t do more to protect its members’ privacy.

    Facebook, which started as a modest student network, has now brought together a significant part of the Internet-connected world. The Web site has 400 million registered members, including 7.5 million Germans and hundreds of celebrities. One of them is Isle Aigner. But now Germany’s minister for agriculture and consumer protection, who is part of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet, is threatening to delete her Facebook profile.

    In an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg obtained by SPIEGEL ONLINE that will be released publicly later on Monday, Aigner sharply criticizes the social networking company’s recent decision to collect “general information” from users and to provide that information to third parties in the future.

    “I was astonished to discover that, despite the concerns of users and severe criticism from consumer activists, Facebook would like to relax data protection regulations on the network even further,” the minister, who is a member of the conservative Christian Social Union, wrote in her letter to Palo Alto, California-based Facebook CEO Zuckerberg.

    In its recently updated privacy agreement, Facebook stated that it would begin providing general information about users to third sites — “previously vetted operators of Web sites and applications.” The company wrote: “In order to provide you with useful social experiences off of Facebook, we occasionally need to provide General Information about you to pre-approved third party Web sites and applications that use Platform at the time you visit them (if you are still logged in to Facebook).”

    Among the pieces of data the company is considering sharing is a person’s name, gender, profile picture or current location. The data would be shared automatically, and users would not be asked for their permission — although Facebook will offer an opt-out.

    ‘Decisions Like This Will Not Engender Trust’

    Facebook officials are calling the new language a proposal, and in recent days the company has invited people with profiles on the social network site to provide their own input. On Saturday, the company thanked users for their input and said it would take their comments into consideration and inform them of the next steps it intends to take.

    But Germany’s consumer protection minister is calling for concrete and swift steps to be taken by the company. “Private information must remain private — I think that I speak for many Internet users in this respect,” Aigner wrote to 25-year-old Zuckerberg. “Unfortunately, Facebook does not respect this wish, a fact that was confirmed in a recent study by the German consumer organization Stiftung Warentest. Facebook fares badly in this study. Facebook was graded as ‘poor’ in respect of user-data privacy and user rights. Facebook also refused to provide information on data security — it was awarded a ‘5’ (=poor) in this category as well.”

    Aigner said it was all the more astounding “that Facebook is not willing to eliminate the existing shortcomings regarding data protection but is instead going even further.” She added: “Decisions such as this will not engender trust in an enterprise in the long term.”

    She said she expected Facebook to revise its privacy policy “without delay.” Facebook must ensure that personal details of all members are protected and that planned changes are communicated to users clearly before the amendments are made. Personal data, she wrote, must not be automatically passed on to third parties and used for commercial purposes without consent from the users.

    “Enterprises such as Facebook bear a particular responsibility due to the fact that users, in particular young users, are not aware that their personal profiles are to be used for commercial purposes,” Aigner wrote. She said she would terminate her Facebook account if the company doesn’t “alter its business policy and eliminate the glaring shortcomings.”

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,687286,00.html

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    “German Government Minister’s Letter to Facebook
    ‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’

    SPIEGEL ONLINE has obtained the full text of German Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner’s open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. You can read it here.

    The English text:

    Dear Mr. Zuckerberg,

    I was astonished to discover that, despite the concerns of users and severe criticism from consumer activists, “Facebook” would like to relax data protection regulations on the network even further. Your current privacy policy states that in future user data is to be automatically passed on to third parties. These parties are supposed to comprise previously vetted operators of websites and applications. Anyone who does not want this to happen must take action themselves and use the opt-out function.

    I use the Internet every day, both professionally and privately, and am a member of several social networks, including Facebook. Social networks are an enrichment and it is difficult to imagine our lives without them. Networks such as Facebook link millions of people across national boundaries, and it is for this very reason that particular importance must be attached to protecting privacy. As you know, I, in my capacity as Federal Minister of Consumer Protection, am striving to ensure that personal data on the Internet is protected. Private information must remain private – I think that I speak for many Internet users in this respect. Unfortunately, Facebook does not respect this wish, a fact that was confirmed in the most recent study by the German consumer organisation “Stiftung Warentest”. Facebook fares badly in this study. Facebook was graded as “poor” in respect of user-data policy and user rights. Facebook also refused to provide information on data security – it was awarded a “5” (= poor) in this category as well.

    It is therefore all the more astounding that Facebook is not willing to eliminate the existing shortcomings regarding data protection, but is instead going even further. Decisions such as this will not engender trust in an enterprise in the long term.

    I expect Facebook to revise its privacy policy without delay.

    ■Facebook must ensure that the personal details of all members are subject to a high level of protection.

    ■Planned amendments to its terms of use must be communicated to all users in a clear and straightforward manner prior to the amendments being made.

    ■Personal data is not allowed to be automatically passed on to third parties for commercial purposes without consent. Private data may only be passed on and used for commercial purposes with the consent of the persons involved. Enterprises such as Facebook bear a particular responsibility due to the fact that users, in particular young users, are not aware that their personal profiles are to be used for commercial purposes.

    Should Facebook not be willing to alter its business policy and eliminate the glaring shortcomings, I will feel obliged to terminate my membership.

    Yours sincerely,

    Ilse Aigner

    Federal Minister of Consumer Protection
    …”

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,687285,00.html

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