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Windows 7: Worried about Privacy? Forget Microsoft or Google avoid Facebook

26 May 2017   #11
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Addicts

I believe it is an addiction.


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26 May 2017   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

For sure it is a addiction.
Take their phone away for a day so they can't Facebook or tweat and they go into withdrawals.

Jack
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26 May 2017   #13
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I wish Marshal McLuhan was still around. I'm really curious how he would analyze these new media that people are getting addicted to. Is it re-tribalizing us? Creating a new kind of consciousness? It sure doesn't look healthy.
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26 May 2017   #14
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Worried about Privacy

Hi Everyone, I have never been on Facebook, Twitter any of those sites, not my scene showing and telling

the world all about yourself. I know an old man who was so upset because his little grandchildren are on

Facebook, and they had posted all about his holiday house, his boat and many other things there, and the

poor old bloke was scared that someone was going to find out where the house was and break in. I really

felt sorry for him.
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26 May 2017   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
A silly coworker of mine said he opposes youtube content because they make money on views
But he isn't opposed to using facebook and supporting that companies billionaire harvester
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26 May 2017   #16
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Facebook is really dangerous, it's algorithms are engineered to learn as much as they can about you to formulate directing you to websites & news information that appeals to you that fits your past history on Facebook. This then allows manipulators of news to design fake news that will fit yours & many others ideas on hates & likes. With million of dollars & skilful use of information about you & the use of fake news it's not a big step to influence the way you might vote in an election.

You might think this is stretching things too far, but it has already been used in the Brexit referendum & the last US presidential election.
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26 May 2017   #17
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I've said it before; if "IP Theft" is a crime, then it should also apply to corporations, not just individuals.
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26 May 2017   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Things like Facebook are not a crime.
They don't make people join and post dumb things.
People do that on their own.
All people have to do is think a little. Thinking seem to be of short supply.
Facebook didn't start just to be friendly. It was designed to make money with peoples information.
Google or other search engines aren't free because the owners have big hearts. It's to make money with peoples information.
Now I don't mind any of them making money. The people that use these free services have to decide how much of their personal information they put online.

It's not just the internet. It's also gas station, mulls, Walmart ect.
Most people pay with credit cards. Now the company knows who you are, where you are at and the time. Plus what you bought. You can bet they sell that information.

People share their email address with everybody and then wounder what the get attacked through their email.

Think, think, and more thinking. Be a little paranoid. Maybe even a tin foil hat. Be careful what personal information you spread around. You can be sure the crooks are using such information.

Jack
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27 May 2017   #19
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

I have no issue with that IF you're actually using their services. If you've signed up for it then fair enough. But, I don't see why people should have to give up all their information to a service they don't actually use.

Despite the arrogance of Facebook there ARE people out there who have no interest in using their products. This is exactly the reason why some countries are kicking up a fuss about the FB acquisition of WhatsApp. It makes people completely distrust their "end to end" encryption.

I CHOOSE to use an Android phone, therefore I accept that my data will be shared with Google, despite how much I disagree with it. The other options weren't really on the table for me (Apple products are too expensive, Windows phone is basically non-existent and I don't want to go back to my Nokia 5110, even though the batteries then were much better ).
At the same time, I choose not to use any Facebook products now, so I would expect not to have my data collected by them.

And Facebook shouldn't be allowed to keep user data after an account has been closed and removed. Why should they be making money off people who aren't using their services?

If somebody comes up to me in the street and asks me to fill out a form for their marketing purposes, my reply is always: "How much are you going to pay me?". They soon walk away then!

Luckily, even when I did use Facebook I never posted anything personal on it. My account was pretty locked down as I had no intention of sharing everything with the whole world. Most of the stuff I posted was just jokes. I used it to keep in touch with a few people, but then I thought to myself, they can contact me other ways. If they're incapable of doing that, they're not exactly worth keeping around anyway. The rest of the (un)social networks I've never been interested in.
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27 May 2017   #20
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Criminal Scum

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
People share their email address with everybody and then wounder what the get attacked through their email.
How many websites can you sign up with, without an email address?

Even SevenForums, EightForums and TenForums demand an email address.

In 2013 as part of my TAFE Web Design course, I was forced to sign up with Google, so that we could use their junk SEO serivces.
They demanded a mobile phone number!
I can't remember how those of us without mobile phones bypassed that requirement.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
If somebody comes up to me in the street and asks me to fill out a form for their marketing purposes, my reply is always: "How much are you going to pay me?". They soon walk away then!
Brilliant.




If you or I did, what Facebook and Google do (millions of times per second, no less) we'd be rotting in prison at the taxpayer's expense.

IMO, Facebook and Google are no different to the "Legitimate Businessmen" who also use your IP to make massive profits and they should all be treated exactly the same way.

My bad, they are different, Facebook and Google are protected by politicians and fanboys.
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