Facebook on Data Collection: You Agreed To It

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  1. kju1

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    The real problem where is people have unrealistic expectations. This is a for profit company and we can expect them to act as such. That includes selling whatever information we give them. You simply need to be aware and engage appropriately. If you want a pure social media platform without a for profit company...go build a local club. Or setup your own non profit and try to run it.

    I do this all the time. It could explain why I see ads for odd things like buffalo stud services. I confuse the hell out of google as well by randomly googling very odd terms. I like to mess with people...
     
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    The real lesson is that the vast majority of people are ignorant.
     
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    Big_Rig_Stig Gawd

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    ...and usually Faux News...
     
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    Yet another reason to migrate to another OS...











    ...cue HeadlessSon's thread hijack in 3...2...1...
     
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    Hate to tell you this, but Facebook was never a "social media platform". They have always been sucking your data well dry. That is how they pay the bills. I am not sure why any of this is a big deal. Google, Apple, Microsoft, Instagram, Snapchat,...hell,...any site which is free to use and poses as a social site, is collecting data and making money off of it. That is how you maximize the cost to advertisers, which is where they get their money.

    Google has been the most successful at this model. No love lost between Google and Facebook....I am going to polish my tin foil hat now. Why does Google get away with it, but Facebook does not? Hmmmm. Google stands to benefit from this, directly and indirectly. Seeing as Google spends more money on lobbyists than almost any other company on the planet,...well,,,,,I may need to expand my hat.
     
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    As a Democratic hopeful.....
     
  8. Aireoth

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    I am now ready.
     
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    most of it isnt app related but anything that ever used facebook to authenticate... sometimes unknowingly... its a pita
     
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    Kyle has had quite a few offers over the years to sell the site and/or the forum. I assure you, they were not offering money for the color scheme.
     
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  12. kju1

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    I was joking...
     
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    Just the only good one.
     
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    America will cease to exist on that day.
     
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    You didn't have to buy that phone from that carrier....

    Nah, we don't sell it directly - we just identify the demographics and then charge for the access to them.
     
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    Already happened on January 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
     
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    Hardee Har Har! /s
     
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    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Now they know how the rest of us felt on November 4th, 2008 :joyful:
     
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    Thats whats makes this so bizarre google is doing the exact same thing through their android platform and all the apps that people place on their phone data mining the snot of em ...
    yet some how attribute trump to this data collection and the election and all hell breaks loose. its funny how people trigger. no one cared about the experian leak which is way worse. but oh noes my data was used to elect trump !!! FAce BOOk must Die !!!!1
     
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    Zuck is a liar, theif, and back stabber. Can anyone deny this even years ago?
     
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    i have to agree with FB on this one. I was always anti-social media but finally installed it after much nagging from my g/f to be able to do status updates to brag about where we were. The moment it launched and asked for permissions to basically my entire goddamn system i immediately force quit the app and uninstalled and never looked back. There was no ambiguity or misrepresentation of what they wanted. I simply asked "why in the FUCK does facebook need access to my ENTIRE SYSTEM just to look at peoples statuses and take pictures of my food?"
     
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    Don't worry; an unlocked unbranded bloat free rom can be selectively transplanted from a variant of the same model even with a locked bootloader. In my case, yes I do have to use this phone and this carrier. Despite my situation, Facebook and many others should not get a free pass because freedom of choice exists.

    Data collection is being forced on us from all angles, including attempts to strip away the ability to configure our own devices, hoping we just become complacent because everyone is doing it. Google is taking action to consider your rooted, custom rom, or lesser known phone hardware uncertifiable and deny you of their services. This trend will be appealing to the carriers as phone hardware variants are becoming increasingly unified and locked down.

    Imagine if your ISP won't let you on the internet without a certified computer and OS. When do we draw the line? Should Facebook accept all the blame? No I certainly hope not, this is a very widespread and progressively more dangerous issue. If this all blows over and Facebook gets a slap on the wrist, drawing no attention to all the other companies and the big picture outside from social media, expect much worse to come.
     
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