Facebook Just Got SUPER Creepy!

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    May 29, 2014 4:20 AM GMT
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/05/22/facebook-wants-to-listen-in-on-what-youre-doing/
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    May 29, 2014 5:07 AM GMT
    Let's get real :

    A large database containing real name, phone number, mail address, postal address and a large set of customer profile information( age, gender, location history, purchase history etc...) would be a gold mine for advertising.

    If you add info about political tendencies, then you get a golden mine for targeting election campaign.

    If you add health information, goldmine for insurance company.

    Biometric, bank and IRS info and it becomes a tool for law enforcement.

    Once the data exist, it's just a matter of time before they can be interconnect, and then the public debate will be about who should control it, while the real debate should be about allowing it or not.

    When you create a potential weapon, you can be sure someone, one day, will use it as a weapon.


  • HottJoe

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    May 29, 2014 5:27 AM GMT
    It's both creepy and lame. The NSA wants to spy for secrets, but FB just wants to listen in to what shows people watch and songs they listen to. Being a consumer is gross and trivial, and yet this is all so invasive and a slippery slope.
  • tj85016

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    May 29, 2014 8:45 AM GMT
    I would have figured people would understand this would happen 2-3 years ago
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    May 29, 2014 9:23 AM GMT
    tj85016 saidI would have figured people would understand this would happen 2-3 years ago


    It's something we would like to believe, "it won't have an effect on us". It's not right, what they're doing, but a lot of ppl find FB too useful to care.
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    May 29, 2014 10:24 AM GMT
    Well...The time is getting closer... To say Goodbye to Fb
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    May 29, 2014 2:13 PM GMT
    bail from FB now but your personal data will out live you
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    May 29, 2014 3:01 PM GMT
    This is what Facebook's (and other social media sites) "privacy policy" should say:

    "You have the right to remain silent and anonymous. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law, and for advertising purposes."
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    May 29, 2014 4:02 PM GMT
    paulflexes said .. Anything you say can and will be used ... for advertising purposes."


    icon_idea.gifthis was well understood a few years ago
  • HottJoe

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    May 29, 2014 4:51 PM GMT
    owl_bundy said
    tj85016 saidI would have figured people would understand this would happen 2-3 years ago


    obviously. it's funny how people complain about the government invading their privacy BUT yet they put themselves out there on facebook, snapchat and whatever.

    I've been saying that for years. They want to keep the government in the dark, while every other country and corporation feels free to mine our personal info. Hell, we hand it over, or they simply pry it out of us.
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    May 29, 2014 5:52 PM GMT
    Facebook has always been creepy anyways, no surprise here.
  • secondstartot...

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    May 29, 2014 6:47 PM GMT
    you do not have a profile on facebook....facebook has a profile on you which you keep updated for them
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    May 29, 2014 6:49 PM GMT
    TO22 saidFacebook has always been creepy anyways, no surprise here.


    +1

    And why I have never had one.
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    May 29, 2014 7:15 PM GMT
    So glad I got rid of mine.

    No such thing as a free lunch........
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 29, 2014 7:23 PM GMT
    FB is just overly aggressive in general with suggestions.. if it were important to protect privacy in a defensive mode, I could understand, but there always is something with FB.
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    May 29, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
    If I already have the app, don't I have the option to turn off the microphone?
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    May 29, 2014 10:23 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidIf I already have the app, don't I have the option to turn off the microphone?


    It's a new update. The update is said to be a manual one. However, we all know from experience these things are really tests to see how much privacy violations we will tolerate. I'm personally sending the message I won't tolerate it by deleting my account, as that's the only message they seem to listen to.
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    May 29, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
    why does this seem like a surprise? I don't have a facebook account because it sucks. This is data-mining as an art form. Grow up, people.

  • tj85016

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    May 29, 2014 11:08 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidIf I already have the app, don't I have the option to turn off the microphone?


    yes, but they have the option to turn it back on - just like Google can turn on your laptop camera without you knowing it
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    May 29, 2014 11:29 PM GMT
    May be someday people will stop assuming I'm in the closet because I have no face pic in my profile.



  • wild_sky360

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    May 30, 2014 12:32 AM GMT
    ...Just... got creepy??
    Check out the film "Terms And Conditions May Apply"
    While not exclusively about Zuckerberg, he's an integral part of the matrix. Some of his featured archived IM's are quite revealing as well. Why opt in to a "free" service who's creator contemptuously refers to it's users as "dumb fucks"
  • wild_sky360

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    May 30, 2014 12:52 AM GMT
    I just read today a local woman here was issued a ticket by mail because Law Enforcement misinterpreted a post on facebook to the effect she hadn't paid her dog park fee for 2014. What she had meant by the post was that she had stopped going and regretted no longer supporting the cash strapped park financially.

    Featured in the film I mentioned in my prior post is a young Irish man who spent a good portion of his New York party vacation in jail ...upon arrival... for posting on facebook ...just moments prior to departure....that he was on his way to tear up NY. He's on a permanent terror list now too.

    Total Information Awareness, the program abandoned due to citizen and congressional outrage has apparently not skipped a beat other than simply going underground.

    Beside law enforcement, think of the blackmail implications by an entirely unaccountable agency...even at presidential level; something I've long suspected of both congress and presidents. Could it really be JUST greed that makes you betray your country and your constituents with such consistency? I don't think so....carrot or the stick Senator Feinstein?..Mr Zuckerberg? Chief Justice Roberts?

    I'm looking forward with great relish to Greenwald / Snowdens penultimate and imminint final release of NSA documents. It is supposed to be a comprehensive list of every American citizen who has been illegally spied upon and perhaps even their file. Imagine the outrage then when it reaches to the highest echelons of society...to so called power brokers who thought they were above it all.
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    May 30, 2014 1:20 AM GMT
    Annnd that is why I ditched Facebook almost a year ago.
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    May 30, 2014 2:48 AM GMT
    Facewhat?
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    May 30, 2014 9:49 AM GMT


    I thought it was RJ.