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

26 May 2017   #1
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 
Worried about Privacy? Forget Microsoft or Google avoid Facebook

Very few users actually consider how much privacy they give up to chat with friends and family
the reach and amount of data is frightening - and with their history on, (lack of), Security It doesn't bode well

How Facebook's tentacles reach further than you think - BBC News


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26 May 2017   #2
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I used to think Facebook was okay and used it regularly back in its early days.
I ditched it a few years ago when it turned into a 99.9% fake news site though. I have no use for it these days. The people I want to keep in touch with have my number, or other ways to contact me.

I have never been able to understand how Facebook gets away with collecting so much information about people. Especially people who don't even use the site. People now have been brought up to think this amount of obscene data collection is normal. Can't say I agree on that!

If you want to use their site and services then that's a different story - you know what you're signing up for. But they should never be allowed to collect huge amounts of data from people who aren't even using any of Facebook's services.
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26 May 2017   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I have FB on one system, for contacts that I have that only seem to use FB to communicate, Those that actually use "LOL" and "SmilyFace" in Real face to face conversations , but I have removed / Blocked and basically nuked every bit of it everywhere else, especially on Phones and Tablets where it is added by default and wants to update every hour or so it appears - and it wants to manage all my phone calls, messages and pictures , If I wanted that sort of crap I'd have bought Apple Products
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26 May 2017   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't have the knowledge or money to do the research that was done in the article but for years I have told my friends the danger of Facebook and any other social media site. Of course they just think I'm old fashion and just don't understand.
Well I am old fashion but I understand. Their is a good chance that governments around the world tap into Facebook and gather all kinds of information.

People will put anything and everything on Facebook and think nothing about the
consequences .
Hell, I don't even open the door when someone knocks unless they are cops.

Jack
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26 May 2017   #5
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Hell, I don't even open the door when someone knocks unless they are cops.

Jack
And then only when they present a search warrant.

Regards,
GEWB
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26 May 2017   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

It's not the government tapping into facebook that's the real problem. it's the likelihood of Facebook having complete knowledge of the government Military and other secrets that this sort of data collection enables

If you have enough Innocent chatter between military personnel, you can deduce enough information to keep North Korea very happy for years
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26 May 2017   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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26 May 2017   #8
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Does that mean we just give up, and surrender every iota of privacy? It's not all or nothing. Reducing your footprint is a wise thing to do. You don't put up a sign on your house that you are gone and won't be back for a month, do you? Why would you not do everything you can to protect yourself online?
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26 May 2017   #9
parrish

Windows 7 sp1 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for the heads up...
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26 May 2017   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

If you are sensible you reduce your footprint, but we are talking about people who are not you or I they will have told everyone they know and a lot of people they don't know where they live, and they'll tell them where they are going on holidays and I would not be surprised if some of them posted a pic of the new alarm panel in set mode showing the code. And just in case a burgler is not sure that they've actually gone on holidays a long comes the selfie showing the florida hotel they're at
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