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Post by Bill Wiltrack » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:49 am

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If you're on FACEBOOK odds are YOU have been breached.

ALL of the available information about you, your opinions, your outlook. YOU. EVERYTHING YOU. BREACHED.



I've been saying for a while, There are only two types of corporations that exist in the world today...


Those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked.


Well,...guess we can add US to the have been hacked category.







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Re: FACECROOK

Post by Arising_uk » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:28 am

No-one has been hacked, what has happened is an individual has broken Wastebooks rules and a company has not complied with a request from them.

Professor Kogan wrote an app which like all Wastebook apps asked for permission to collect certain data from individuals and those individuals gave it and this was within Wastebooks rules. What wasn't was that he then passed it on to Cambridge Analytica.

That a company is using social media to propagadise politics is not illegal I think and not even a new idea.

If this wakes people up to the stupidity of agreeing to give others your information for free and thinking that social media has been created as a public good rather than for profit then all to the good.

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Re: FACECROOK

Post by Sir-Sister-of-Suck » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:21 am

Out of all of the main social medias, I have a particular hatred of facebook. Back when I had one, it was just instant regret every time I logged in to check something. Instant regret. And yet I kept doing it. Just.. everything about it is so cancerous. All the soccer mom cringe, the people who run the site, the content (that's mostly stolen from other sites) on it. It's definitely designed in a way that's good at sucking you in, but you know it's ultimately going to be bad for you. Like a bag of puffy cheetos.

Other social medias such as snapchat and instagram are like this, but to a much lesser extent. I do like twitter, probably because I mostly use it to just keep an eye on my investments, and it makes that very convenient. I think Pinterest is pretty neat too, it's actually a good place to gain inspiration rather than have it drained away.

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Re: FACECROOK

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:25 pm

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Re: FACECROOK

Post by Science Fan » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:41 pm

If one lives in the USA, then one should be aware that the federal government keeps track of every cell phone call you make. The number you call from is recorded, as well as the number you call to, and the time of the conversation is also recorded. The government can also track where your phone is, so if you are, for example, in a hotel room with a mistress, who also has her cell phone with her, the federal government knows about this event. And if you think not recording the content of a conversation does not reveal much information, think again. Call an oncologist, and the government may know you have cancer.

If you read e-books, and let's say you use a kindle, and while reading the book, you underline certain portions --- Google keeps track of the portions you underline.

There is a great deal of personal information that we each day give away to large companies and governments, with most of us being oblivious to this going on. This is a great way to lose one's freedom, and certainly one's privacy. Facebook is one part of the problem, but it is certainly not the only villain.

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Re: FACECROOK

Post by Dontaskme » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:01 pm

Everything about you has been recorded since the day you unknowingly signed up for a birth certificate.

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Re: FACECROOK

Post by Dubious » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:52 pm

Science Fan wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:41 pm

If you read e-books, and let's say you use a kindle, and while reading the book, you underline certain portions --- Google keeps track of the portions you underline.
This sounds kind of strange! Why would Google keep track of what is underlined in an e-book since that could be a million different things. If true, that would take spying to an absurd limit which doesn't mean that humans aren't capable of it! Also, it's not in the least necessary to be online when reading an e-book in your e-library and thus no feedback to anyone or thing.

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Re: FACECROOK

Post by Sir-Sister-of-Suck » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:55 pm

Science Fan wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:41 pm
If one lives in the USA, then one should be aware that the federal government keeps track of every cell phone call you make. The number you call from is recorded, as well as the number you call to, and the time of the conversation is also recorded. The government can also track where your phone is, so if you are, for example, in a hotel room with a mistress, who also has her cell phone with her, the federal government knows about this event. And if you think not recording the content of a conversation does not reveal much information, think again. Call an oncologist, and the government may know you have cancer.
To be fair, while they can obtain all that information from your phone provider, they don't have the information available to them right off the bat. They'd have some sort of external lead or motivation to actually look into your phone records. While I don't believe they need warrants anymore, a government agency with only around 35,000 employees doesn't even have the capacity to sift through that stuff on a regular, although maybe that's stating the obvious.

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Re: FACECROOK

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:09 am

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........................................................~ I Am My Cellphone ~ - And so are you!





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Re: FACECROOK

Post by commonsense » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:03 am

Science Fan wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:41 pm

Call an oncologist, and the government may know you have cancer.
...or they may know that you have a child with cancer, or that you have an aging parent with cancer, or that you have onycomycosis and assumed it is treated by an oncologist, or that you have high blood pressure and dialed the wrong number, or that your cat has cancer and you meant to call the veterinarian, or...or...or...

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Re: FACECROOK

Post by Arising_uk » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:34 am

Bill Wiltrack wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:25 pm
..."It's like a bank that just gave bank robbers all your money - because that's their business model."
- Stephen Colbert -
Host - The Late Show
No it's not like that at all. It's like a company that gives you a free service on the condition that it can make money from the information that you freely agree to give to them and which then uses a chunk of that money to keep offering new services to you for 'free'. People really need to read the agreements they sign up to. If this means people wake up to the stupidity of thinking that things are free in the digital world all the better but I doubt they will as the 'free service' model is here to stay in the minds of many as people just love a free lunch. Take this forum, how many here subscribe to the PN mag which is what pays for this forum, pretty much no-one is my guess.

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Re: FACECROOK

Post by Science Fan » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:03 am

Commonsense: Talk about completely missing the point. My point was that the government can learn a great deal about you without having to listen in on the actual content of your phone calls. The NSA records every cell phone call --- the number you call from, the number you call to, the date of the call, the time of the call, and the length of the call. This information is commonly referred to as "metadata." The common mistaken belief is that this data is not very informative, so why should anyone mind if the government obtains it? Stanford University did a study with 500 volunteers over a period of several months, and they recorded this metadata from these volunteers. For example, one volunteer in a three-week period, contacted a home improvement store, locksmiths, a hydroponics dealer and a head shop. Is it hard to conclude that this volunteer is a home marijuana grower? A great deal can be learned from such data, and Stanford has the evidence to prove it.

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Re: FACECROOK

Post by Science Fan » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:12 am

Sir-Sister: The NSA actually does have the information, right off the bat. The NSA can even track your cell phone's location when it is turned off. One can place a pen register on a land line and collect the same data, but the phone companies keep track of that data. The FBI in turn can obtain that information, and the FBI has done so. Along with a data base of more than 52 million faces, and facial recognition software, how much privacy do you think you have from the government? Or from Google? Google keeps a permanent record of every search you have posted on the net. Now, how much information about you does Google now have? Every porn search? Everything is all there. There are cell phone companies that even sell information regarding your location to companies, who in turn can make fairly excellent predictions based on that information as to where you will be during the next 24 hours. Basically, all of us, these days, provide a great deal of personal information to companies and governments without being aware of it.

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Re: FACECROOK

Post by Dontaskme » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:29 am

Dontaskme wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:01 pm
Everything about you has been recorded since the day you unknowingly signed up for a birth certificate.

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The brain has done all the recording, it's called memory.

You are nothing without it.

:D

Fangs for the memory...you've been a good meal ticket.

What a free ride.

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Re: FACECROOK

Post by Dontaskme » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:35 am

Bill Wiltrack wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:09 am
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