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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #15 on: January 19, 2018, 02:01:40 PM » Author: Rommie

The main threat to your privacy on Facebook is Facebook itself, not people you meet there...
Exactly, which is why I won't go anywhere near it. I looked at the sign-on page once, several years ago, but decided against joining. For years afterwards, I got endless spam emails telling me of "friends" (most of whom I'd never heard of) were on it. I never did find out how they got my email address, I certainly never gave it to them.
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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #16 on: January 19, 2018, 03:07:45 PM » Author: BT25
I won't touch any of the 'social media' platforms with a ten foot barge pole. They are all far to intrusive for my liking. >:(

Totally agree. I have so far found no use for it, and when one hears about how they monetize it and snoop on their users, (Google does this too) I want to keep away from it as far as possible. (Just watched "The Circle"...this is when social media goes way to far.)
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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #17 on: January 19, 2018, 03:10:19 PM » Author: BT25
The main threat to your privacy on Facebook is Facebook itself, not people you meet there...

Preach it!
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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #18 on: January 19, 2018, 03:13:12 PM » Author: Rommie
Unfortunately, there's not a lot most of us can do to get away from Google, it's even more pervasive. Although I've found the email system to be the best at filtering out spam, and with a decent ad-blocker on the system it's usable.

If anyone wants a reasonably good search engine that doesn't track you, https://duckduckgo.com is worth a look.
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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #19 on: January 19, 2018, 03:53:45 PM » Author: Ash
So far i am happy with mail.ru mail

It is the biggest internet company in Russia, operating 2 of their most common social networks VK and Odnoklassniki. But so far they appear to be very respectable of privacy : They dont pull anything related to their social networks into the email service, and they dont ask for your phone - a thing all other big companies do, sometimes with dirty tricks (as i posted in the other discussion about Microsoft)

The only disadvantage for most users here is that it's in Russian..

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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #20 on: January 19, 2018, 03:59:07 PM » Author: Rommie

So far i am happy with mail.ru mail

It is the biggest internet company in Russia, operating 2 of their most common social networks VK and Odnoklassniki. But so far they appear to be very respectable of privacy : They dont pull anything related to their social networks into the email service, and they dont ask for your phone - a thing all other big companies do, sometimes with dirty tricks (as i posted in the other discussion about Microsoft)

The only disadvantage for most users here is that it's in Russian..
That might be just a slight disadvantage to a lot of people  :D

Although a guy I used to know where I lived before I moved here once had a Russian girlfriend. He set about teaching himself Russian so he could talk to her in her own language. Fair play to him, after less than a year he was fluent and went on holidays there with her.

I've always been terrible with languages, I know bits of French and German, but not really enough to be useful. My problem is, I don't have the patience  :(
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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #21 on: January 19, 2018, 04:24:36 PM » Author: AngryHorse
I don`t trust Facebook either, didn`t tech nerd, NWO illuminate Zuckerberg sell part of it off to the CIA? :o, to coin a phrase I have heard used in the US before, "if your on Facebook, their in your (...) every hour of every day" :D ;D
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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #22 on: January 19, 2018, 06:48:25 PM » Author: F96T12 DD VHO
My FB gets hacked same with my gfs

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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #23 on: January 19, 2018, 06:59:45 PM » Author: FGS
To everyone paranoid about FB and other social media. Worried about privacy? Don't post stuff you don't want anyone to know. Post the stuff you'll normally tell your friends and family. Adjust who can see it to friends and family only.

New World Order?!?!? Like I'm gonna buy that? ::)

CIA has bigger fish to spy on than what you ate for breakfast or that new bulb you bought. So I'm not worried about them. I even have Amazon Dot. Yes that Alexa spy. I bug my friends about her spying on you. (They don't believe she does it.)
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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #24 on: January 19, 2018, 07:00:20 PM » Author: lightinglover8902
Thats why I don't use it, because they always spy on you 24/7.   :o
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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #25 on: January 19, 2018, 07:35:25 PM » Author: FGS
Thats why I don't use it, because they always spy on you 24/7.   :o

What? Alexa or FB? Alexa you simply unplug her. Can't spy if she has no electricity to work. ;)
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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #26 on: January 20, 2018, 12:33:49 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
Eh Facebook is fine... Alexia is pushing it IMO... Screw that.. Plus any tech that actually talks to me disturbs me in general... I'm not havin' it.
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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #27 on: January 20, 2018, 03:13:57 AM » Author: CEB1993
I usually feel safe on Facebook and I know what to do if there’s anything sketchy, such as “fake” looking people sending me friend requests, or invites to play games. I just ignore those. There is some information that I know better than to share, especially with people who tend to show up from out of nowhere.

The biggest thing I worry about with social media is GPS tracking.  I don’t like feeling like I can be tracked by someone I do not know.  I know that weather apps require your current location anywhere in the world, but I use the setting that only allows that if the app is open. I never “check in” on Facebook.  It freaks me out if my phone in my pocket can be used as a GPS device for some hacker.
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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #28 on: January 20, 2018, 06:08:56 AM » Author: Ash
To everyone paranoid about FB and other social media. Worried about privacy? Don't post stuff you don't want anyone to know. Post the stuff you'll normally tell your friends and family. Adjust who can see it to friends and family only.
That didn't work for Ashley Madison users



CIA has bigger fish to spy on than what you ate for breakfast or that new bulb you bought. So I'm not worried about them. I even have Amazon Dot. Yes that Alexa spy. I bug my friends about her spying on you. (They don't believe she does it.)
There is such thing as cost, complexity, and manual labor required to do mass surveillnce, both at the data collection and cross correlation stages. This is a very powerfull stopper : Some regimes in the last century indeed wanted to establish mass surveillance. What stopped them from succeeding was mostly the fact, that watching meant actual manual labor, and cross correlation meant actual manual paperwork

When the costs are eliminated, i.e. when data collection is automatic and cross referencing becomes automatic too (of GPS, linking your online identity with real world you), this means that the cost of watching you becomes nothing more than nanoseconds of CPU time, which cost peanuts. At this stage, it does not matter what size of fish you are : It takes more manual labor to choose the bigger fishes than to just watch them all



So I'm not worried about them
Most of us do, in fact, break laws or norms (things that might not be defined in law, but are assumed to be norm to such extent that you could be litigated over breaking them) :

 - Restoring lanterns and wiring them up without having electrician license (anyone on LG ?)

 - Things we do as kids/teens : Underage sex, dangerous games, fist fights, trying out pot and alcohol, trespassing, ....

 - Letting our kids run out and about without surveillance from our side (this is an example of norms : In the US you could be litigated over letting your 9 year old go out alone, on the basis of claims that it is dangerous, while in all of Europe and Asia kids much younger go out alone and it is the norm)

There are many more things that could be added to the list. You realise that if each of us had an agent with Black glasses behind our back, who would work according to established rules without being allowed to loosen on anything, 100% of the population would have criminal records by the age of 18 ?

And that is before some sick president is elected in the US and starts doing sick things (and nope, i amo not talking about Trump, i am talking about Nixon). And before considering, that even under Nixon US is much better place to live in than Singapore or Turkey
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Re: Who is on Facebook « Reply #29 on: January 20, 2018, 06:30:23 AM » Author: Rommie

Eh Facebook is fine... Alexia is pushing it IMO... Screw that.. Plus any tech that actually talks to me disturbs me in general... I'm not havin' it.

I ain't 'aving it, where's me 'ammer..?  ;D
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