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Facebook’s new privacy policy lets it track you everywhere online.


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:03 PM

Facebook is making users sign up for new privacy policy that allows it to track users everywhere on the Internet
This is really bad news for privacy lovers.  Facebook has just updated its privacy policy which allows Facebook to track you, the Facebook user activity even after you have left Facebook website to surf other pages. And more over you have already agreed to it without realizing it.
Facebooks new policy allows it to gather data about you, from across the internet. This is in addition to the normal data it generally gathers when you post something or add friends to your network.  The new privacy policy has such provisions that, Facebook now pass this information with its subsidiaries like WhatsApp and Instagram.
Readers may not know that Facebook had already announced the new privacy policy last November but it is being implemented from Friday.  You may be surprised as to why Facebook did not notify you, but it so happens that you are deemed to have agreed to the new policy once you log into Facebook.
Facebook management says that the new policy will help it tabulate data which can be used to serve precision adverts to the users and avoid serving unwanted information to them.

http://www.techworm.net/2015/02/danger-ahead-facebooks-new-privacy-policy-lets-track-even-not-facebook.html

 



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:09 PM

Dummy.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:36 PM

My latest privacy policy (since about 2 years ago), is that I just don't use Facebook.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:25 AM

Me neither.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 08:13 AM

I don't use Facebook either. Whenever I look at a Facebook page, I then feel the need to soak my computer into liquid chlorine bleach!


Edited by Phantom010, 05 February 2015 - 08:13 AM.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 10:12 AM

Going to share that on Facebook and see how many people will react, but then won't do anything about it. Time to have a good laugh.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 02:14 PM

How actually they track our activity even after leaving facebook?

Does they use some kind of spy program?



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 02:20 PM

How actually they track our activity even after leaving facebook?
Does they use some kind of spy program?


If they do, I guess it would be highly illegal since we don't allow them to install anything on our system.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 02:31 PM

Other than tracking cookies, I don't know what else they could use. That's a standard. Simply delete Facebook cookies each time you leave, I guess... I use Adblock Plus, so I couldn't care less about the ads...


Edited by Phantom010, 05 February 2015 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:27 PM

Other than tracking cookies, I don't know what else they could use. That's a standard. Simply delete Facebook cookies each time you leave, I guess... I use Adblock Plus, so I couldn't care less about the ads...

Cookies are kind of old hat because now to get good data on users you have to track them across many devices, so I belive there are other ways advertising companys use to build a profile on user activity.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:35 PM

Beacons and trackers are easily stopped with Ghostery... that leaves cookies. Which would be a pan in the bum if you were deleting them constantly. Even if you installed an add-on to delete them you would find that the internet is better if it remembers some of what you were doing and where you have been.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:00 PM

I think a lot of us are simply being paranoid when it comes to privacy...



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:10 PM

I think the effect is subtle but insidious none the less. We are being rounded up like sheep to make billionaires even richer.  I don't want to get into the effect on economics here, being a computing site. As individuals we do need to take a stand against this though. The results will be disastrous, you don't need a crystal ball to see where it is going. Look at what Walmart (and other megastores) did to America in terms of brick and mortar stores. FB, Google, Amazon. etc. are doing the same to the internet.

 

The point isn't specifically personaI privacy, but freedom from information manipulation.

 

Baaa.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:15 PM

Beacons and trackers are easily stopped with Ghostery... that leaves cookies. Which would be a pan in the bum if you were deleting them constantly. Even if you installed an add-on to delete them you would find that the internet is better if it remembers some of what you were doing and where you have been.


Can't you customize such extensions so they target specific cookies?

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:17 PM

There are many tools to get around the problem. We've been taking a stand against spam, but it's still flooding our email inboxes, in spite of the laws put in place. We want free Internet, and free of everything. People need to make a living...






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