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Windows 7: Facebook Tests Software to Track Your Cursor on Screen

01 Nov 2013   #11
ThisIsMadness91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Almost everyone I know has a Facebook page. Apart from perhaps keeping in touch with people you don't often get to see, I've never seen the appeal. The more I hear about it, the worse it sounds. I'm glad I never let anyone talk me into using it. Unfortunately, if I tried to tell anyone about this announcement, they'd either have no idea what I was talking about or would just dismiss it.


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01 Nov 2013   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
I have one, but dont have anything stored on it really. I just talk to friends on it and thats it. I hate FB though, wish I could get rid of it.
Email works just fine for me.
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01 Nov 2013   #13
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

True, but email does not have everything all in one place. Like photos of important events, etc. And ick "chain emails" *Shudder*

I am thinking about deleting my account though. I notice social networking kills actual communication like before all this social media crap. But for people you cant talk on the phone to, or people who dont have the time, its nice.
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01 Nov 2013   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
True, but email does not have everything all in one place. Like photos of important events, etc. And ick "chain emails" *Shudder*...
I use web based email (Yahoo, now run by a yahoo). I just save anything worth keeping, generally with copy and paste (often, better resolution than downloading, odd as it sounds) to a Word doc.
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01 Nov 2013   #15
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I understand the possibility of Facebook. Have relatives far away? Friends you haven't seen in years? Grandparents far from their grandchildren? Sure.

But it seems to me there are a great many people who have to be in constant contact and relay every triviality of their existence. They are constantly "talking", but saying nothing. The process of "catching up" and sharing information is diminished by the constant babble.

It's like Twitter and texting on phones. There is nothing being said, but it's being said constantly.

That said, I am painting with broad strokes, but this is what I perceive.

A Guy
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02 Nov 2013   #16
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I understand the possibility of Facebook. Have relatives far away? Friends you haven't seen in years? Grandparents far from their grandchildren? Sure.

But it seems to me there are a great many people who have to be in constant contact and relay every triviality of their existence. They are constantly "talking", but saying nothing. The process of "catching up" and sharing information is diminished by the constant babble.

It's like Twitter and texting on phones. There is nothing being said, but it's being said constantly.

That said, I am painting with broad strokes, but this is what I perceive.

A Guy
"But it seems to me there are a great many people who have to be in constant contact and relay every triviality of their existence. They are constantly "talking", but saying nothing. The process of "catching up" and sharing information is diminished by the constant babble."

This is so true! One tweet I saw today was: "spots need to stop existing", and that's it.

Twitter is far worse for mindless babble than Facebook, but it's useful for getting updates on news (Sophos etc.), blog updates (Security Researchers, Developers and Debuggers) and Q/A website updates (Stack Overflow and Security Exchange are my favorites).

Twitter is good if used properly, it's a different concept to Facebook since it's technically a "micro-blog".
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03 Nov 2013   #17
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

F*book is now supplying all their members with free toothbrushes, equipped with camera and wifi. Been in planning for years, now finally released to the eagerly waiting public: live streaming of teeth-brushing to your fb page! This has been sought-after by all the zillions of fb users.

Great, now all your friends can have a look at your fillings (and share theirs), and the data is of course collected, stored for all eternity, and retransmitted to all dentists on the planet so they can give you fantastic offers.

It's use is of course not mandatory, but after a few days of no streaming, MZ will pay you a visit, asking you why you are sabotaging his grand plans for the universe.
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03 Nov 2013   #18
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This immediately remembered me of this post: IE flaw allows attackers, advertisers to track cursor movement

Which means that technology is already invented, proven and in use by potentially thousands of sites already, as long as you're using IE. The new wold be if FB lets the same happen for serious browsers too.

The problem with Facebook isn't however that they publish something about you or just collect your data. Reallity is that THE USERS give away their private life for it to publish, all incluiding photos, videos, all comments about your everyday activities, all are available because you wrote them in a public place to begin with. Whatever "data" they might collect is mostly irrelevant in comparison.
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03 Nov 2013   #19
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

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03 Nov 2013   #20
Gekie

Win7 x64, Win 8 x32, Mac
 
 

I haved moved from fb to g+ now. Will g+ do the same thing?
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