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Postby JO 753 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:34 am

facebook haz alwayz looked like the product uv a scatterbrain to me. Now its starting to fall out uv favor kuz they let 3rd party bad guyz steal everybodyz info and alot uv peepl are deleting their accounts. Trying to anyway, kuz uv the scatterbrain thing!

Mark Zuckerberg offered another clue to hiz obliviousness by saying "I dont think we've seen a meaningful number uv people acting on that" about the #deletefacebook campane. :roll:

OK then. How many do you want?
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Postby Austin Harper » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:23 am

People keep saying "steal" but it's all information that's been freely given away by the users.
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Postby TJrandom » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:40 am

Kinda like having left the keys in a car with the motor running parked in front of a Walmart... theft because explicit approval wasn`t given, but then it should have been expected.

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Postby Austin Harper » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:21 am

Taking that car is a crime. For your analogy to work you would also have to leave a signed note in the car that says "free car".
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Postby JO 753 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:52 am

I agree to a point, Austin.

We get bombarded with 'privasy polisy' notisez all the time by banks insurans companyz, the gummit etc. Wen we join an online thing therez a long legaleze document to click yes on after not reading it, so we are given the impression that our info iz being handled in a responsible manner. Peepl hav the impression, however unjustified, that there are lawz in plase that keep bad guyz from taking advantaj uv the boring stuff that we arent paying alot uv attention to.

Wy else woud we ever be notified that 'we may provide your contact information to third partyz offering items and servisez you may be interested in'?
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Postby TJrandom » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:04 am

I once had a US bank account and didn`t like their third party information share provision. It permitted them to share `to the extent permissible by law` instead of `to the extent required by law`. Permissible would be just about anybody they chose, while required would only be the police, courts, and tax authorities.

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Postby Gord » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:47 am

Facebook doesn't just take the information you knowingly give it, it also tracks your movements and records information you don't know it's seeing. It keeps track of your likes and dislikes, where you go other than Facebook (if those sites have a Facebook "like" button), and even what you look like if you've posted photos of yourself (it uses facial recognition software, so it can even pick you out in a group photo and tag you).

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Postby JO 753 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:14 pm

Az the pink haired nerd who iz blowing the wisl on Cambrij Analytica explained they gathered everything they coud about sumwun and applied algorithmz to figure out polical leaningz and other sykolojikl factorz to help target the advertizing and fake newz to influens the sosiety.
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Postby TJrandom » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:23 pm

Gord wrote:Facebook doesn't just take the information you knowingly give it, it also tracks your movements and records information you don't know it's seeing. It keeps track of your likes and dislikes, where you go other than Facebook (if those sites have a Facebook "like" button), and even what you look like if you've posted photos of yourself (it uses facial recognition software, so it can even pick you out in a group photo and tag you).

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I would be very curious to see how much facebook knows about me; a non-facebook user. As one of the four people left in the free world who does not (nor have I ever) actually have/had a facebook account, but as a human being who has relationships with other human beings, I know there are probably hundreds of photos of me that have been uploaded over the years. Have they assigned a ‘name’ to those photo’s yet? Do they know what my name might be? How much of a skeletal profile into who I am do they have?


Same here – but I wouldn`t want to create an account to find out.

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:33 pm

I use Facebook for one thing, to log in to places where Facebook is an option. Otherwise it's just that brown stretch an incontinent cow has on its ass.
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Postby Pyrrho » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:51 pm

Thanks to Facebook I no longer get memes from relatives spamming my email. They post that crap on Facebook instead.
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Postby Gord » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:22 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:I use Facebook for one thing, to log in to places where Facebook is an option. Otherwise it's just that brown stretch an incontinent cow has on its ass.

I don't have a Facebook account, but I do have a Google account and they're collecting information on me too. For one thing, they run targeted ads at me. Those are annoying, because they're always ads for things I no longer care about.

For instance, one day I wanted to know about a certain product, so I ran a few google searches until I found all the information I needed. Then I went to the store and bought what I wanted. For weeks afterwards, Google was targeting ads for that product at me. But why would I want to buy a second one when I had just bought a perfectly good one? Google has no way to know it, but their ads do not help me one bit.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:45 am

Bots don't care.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:52 pm

There are all kinds of privacy settings and boxes one can dig up and check (or uncheck). But does that help if someone gets to your stuff over a contact, like the FB debacle showed?
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Postby JO 753 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:41 am

Probably not. They only need to see wut you like to look at, comment on, like & dislike. Then they can start putting stuff in frunt uv you that will get your attention in order to deliver their messaj.

I expect CA will only be the 1st (not really) we are aware uv, not the biggest or most nefarious.

Suppoze an AI had akses to Google. Suppoze Google iz an AI. Seeing wut a group uv us chimps were able to do with an infinitizmal fraction uv the available data shoud worry everybody about wuts possible.
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Postby Poodle » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:10 am

Targeted ads ... Amazon do it too. I get loads of advice from them about gogglesprockets for weeks after I've bought, via Amazon, the gogglesprocket I wanted.

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:17 am

It can be a problem, like when ads for brothels in Nevada keep popping up.

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Postby scrmbldggs » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:58 pm

Some people definitely should use an ad blocker. :-P
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scrmbldggs wrote:Some people definitely should use an ad blocker. :-P

Seriously! Nevada is wayyyy to far to drive. If I want a whore I'd head the other direction. I can make DC in a day.
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Postby TJrandom » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:52 pm

I`d bet if you walked a lobby of a local hotel you would find a local....

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TJrandom wrote:I`d bet if you walked a lobby of a local hotel you would find a local....

Yeah, but most of them are refugees who snuck into the US from Illinois and it just doesn't seem right to take advantage of persons in such dire straits, even if they have to move those color TVs.
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Postby TJrandom » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:08 pm

That would be from that back-east country called El-e-noise?

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TJrandom wrote:That would be from that back-east country called El-e-noise?

Some kind of noise. They invented hush-a-boom.
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Postby TJrandom » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:00 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:That would be from that back-east country called El-e-noise?

Some kind of noise. They invented hush-a-boom.


I had to look that one up.... :)

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Postby Gord » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:17 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:I`d bet if you walked a lobby of a local hotel you would find a local....

Yeah, but most of them are refugees who snuck into the US from Illinois and it just doesn't seem right to take advantage of persons in such dire straits, even if they have to move those color TVs.

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:lol:


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