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Facebook tracks your every move, even after logging out
09-28-2011, 07:47 PM #1
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Quote:Ethan A. Huff
Natural News
http://www.naturalnews.com/033713_Facebo...cking.html

The social media empire Facebook has unveiled some new “features” on its platform in recent days that many allege are a total and compete privacy-breaching nightmare. But one hidden feature, discovered by Nik Cubrilovic, an Australian entrepreneur and writer, that few people are aware of is the fact that Facebook now monitors your online activity, even when you are not logged in to the service.

With each new change Facebook makes, users’ privacy becomes a little less … nonexistent, if you will. The most recent “News Feed” modifications, for example, display everything you say and do on the site to all of your “friends,” and even to the public. And now, even after logging out of Facebook, permanent “cookies” track all your movements on websites that contain Facebook buttons or widgets.

“Even if you are logged out, Facebook still knows and can track every page you visit,” Cubrilovic wrote on a recent blog posting. “The only solution is to delete every Facebook cookie in your browser, or to use a separate browser for Facebook interactions” (http://nikcub-static.appspot.com/logging...not-enough).

But how many Facebook users will actually know to do this? The site has never announced to its users that it is even tracking them in the first place, let alone given them any instructions on how to “opt-out” of this egregious invasion of privacy.

Facebook, of course, has become infamous for simply changing its site setup, including privacy settings, and leaving it up to users to figure out how to contain their breached information after the fact. It has switched from an “opt-in” approach, where users used to be given the option to “upgrade” to new features, to a much more complicated “opt-out” approach, where Facebook makes drastic changes and leaves it up to users to somehow figure out how to change things back to the way they were (if such an option is even still possible).

“While initially opt-in, the default then seems to be expose everything,” says David Vaile, executive director of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, concerning Facebook’s “breathtaking and audacious grab for whole life data.”

“Facebook, once again, are (sic) doing things that are beyond most users’ capacity to understand while reducing their privacy … the default setting for any site should be ‘reveal nothing about me unless I make a specific choice otherwise.’”

You want facebook lurking around here kritters ? 13.gif
09-28-2011, 08:47 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,262 Threads:1,438 Joined:Feb 2011
You have to be a member AND logged into your account to be tracked here, or anyplace else. If you use the facebook like button on this site, a pop up comes up and says you have to log into facebook because the manner in which I set it up gives them no info unless you volunteer it yourself.

The login with facebook option only works on people that want to post with their facebook account, and can't track anyone else on this site.

All information such as ip #'s etc is stored in our database, only Admin can have access and unless you're a spammer, we never bother to look who's posting what.

The only cookies you get from here is just normal crap, login info etc. We don't track anybody anywhere because quite frankly we don't care lol.gif

As for twitter I have nothing but positive to say for them, no monkey business from them at all. They will be around the web long after facebook falls on it's face. I may give some thought to getting rid of it if facebook keeps on acting like an alphabet agency.

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09-28-2011, 09:56 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,574 Threads:633 Joined:Feb 2011
I wonder if Zukerberg has any shadowy relatives.


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09-28-2011, 10:38 PM #4
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Posts:42,572 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
'We didn't mean to track you' says Facebook as social network giant admits to 'bugs' in new privacy row

The social networking giant says the huge privacy breach was simply a mistake - that software automatically downloaded to users' computers when they logged in to Facebook 'inadvertently' sent information to the company, whether or not they were logged in at the time.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...-bugs.html

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09-28-2011, 11:37 PM #5
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I have a facebook account, but could'nt really get into it, BORING!
09-28-2011, 11:56 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,262 Threads:1,438 Joined:Feb 2011
İmage Oh yeah... bored.gif İmage

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