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You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook
Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/22/2019 | Sam Schechner and Mark Secada

Posted on 02/23/2019 7:18:16 AM PST by PapaBear3625

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To: PapaBear3625

Makes you wonder if they are not behind some of the credit card scams and thefts.


21 posted on 02/23/2019 8:29:04 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: PapaBear3625

You’ve seen American Gangster..

Now Fu$$Book Productions presents

‘American Stazi’: Who’s your ‘daddy’ now?


22 posted on 02/23/2019 9:42:09 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Monthly Donors Rock!!!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Being a Facebook user is like owning a pittbull—both are stupid, and realize it too late.


23 posted on 02/23/2019 9:46:40 AM PST by SgtHooper (If you remember the 60's, YOU WEREN'T THERE!)
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To: I want the USA back

And have been, for many years.


24 posted on 02/23/2019 9:48:37 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: PapaBear3625
The social-media giant collects intensely personal information from many popular smartphone apps just seconds after users enter it, even if the user has no connection to Facebook, according to testing done by The Wall Street Journal. The apps often send the data without any prominent or specific disclosure, the testing showed.

IIRC, this has been known for at least a few years now. It's been proven time and again that even without a facebook account, facebook collects data on literally everyone on the web.

You can take a perfectly "virgin" computer with no OS installed on it, format the drive, install the OS and start browsing the Internet with it. Within an hour that computer will have a facebook cookie on it which tracks and reports their every move. Cookies from Yahoo, Google, Amazon and others all make their cookies readable to facebook also who collects and aggregates that data building a user profile.

That user profile gets tagged and TRACKED across multiple devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones smart-watches, fitness trackers, etc..

It is damn' near inescapable getting tracked by facebook on the internet and it all happens without anyone's express consent.

This shit needs to stop, faceboook needs to get busted by FedGov, fined heavily and shut down. Just my opinion of course and I'd typically never say the Government should interfere in anything however this is one case where it absolutely should.

25 posted on 02/23/2019 9:58:44 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: I want the USA back
The government is not supposed to establish huge databases on the public - fears of “big brother.” It doesn’t have to. All it has to do is search in the databases that have already been established: “credit” “bureaus”, facebook, google, twatter, and lo and behold there is everything that anyone could possibly want to know, including SSN, DOB, sex, skin color, salary, jobs, home address, etc.

Some time ago, I was reading about a "non profit" which was keeping intelligence data which law enforcement was prohibited to maintain, and passing along summaries on request.

26 posted on 02/23/2019 10:24:38 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." -- Voltaire)
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To: desertfreedom765
Just wait until the push us to digital money. They won’t need an army when all they have to do is shut down your bank accounts.

We're already there with "demonetization", and unapproved companies being stopped from being able to accept credit card payments or get bank accounts:

Operation Choke Point

"Bad" companies included companies involved in firearms and ammunition sales, and other legal activities.

27 posted on 02/23/2019 10:31:10 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." -- Voltaire)
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To: PapaBear3625; null and void

[ You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook ]

And then Facebook tells.....

(some of my former associates told me it’s all tinfoil and “black helicopter” stuff if I believe that).

Here’s a shock: They were basically liberals in a lot of ways. They didn’t see a problem with Obama, Islam,.....


28 posted on 02/23/2019 10:39:45 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

Those commercials were awesome. I loved ‘em.


29 posted on 02/23/2019 10:41:35 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: I want the USA back; SkyPilot; null and void

[We are already under the iron hand of big brother.]

Yes, 9/11 changed everything.


30 posted on 02/23/2019 10:43:08 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: PapaBear3625

Thank you. (The article was behind a paywall for me.)

Seems like Facebook is really trying to be evil here.


31 posted on 02/23/2019 10:55:14 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: PapaBear3625

It might not even be the apps doing it. If you put private information into an app, and it stores it; whether locally in a cookie, or in the app itself, unless there is really good security already implemented, Facebook or partners working for them can crawl through app sites and read collected data, or databases, or even when you make a connection and they scan your cookies and browsing content/history files.

Of course, most apps have a EULA to use their app, that often say they have the right to share your data with...anyone they choose to.

Even Free Republic has a cookie that saves your username and password so you don’t have to log in every time you go to the site.


32 posted on 02/23/2019 10:58:53 AM PST by Alas Babylon! (The media is after us. Trump's just in the way.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Facebook is evil. So are smartphone apps. It figures they’re in confederation.


33 posted on 02/23/2019 10:59:14 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: PapaBear3625; ShadowAce
> tech ping

Forwarding to ShadowAce....

34 posted on 02/23/2019 11:46:50 AM PST by dayglored ("Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government."`)
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To: PapaBear3625
I'm so tired of shouting why FB is evil.

Gosh, their founder and CEO is a megalomaniac, a misogynist, a weaponized autist -- what could go wrong?

Inevitably, there will be 4 or 18 or 351 Freepers chiming in on this thread, "Ah only user it fer pikshures of the grankids."

Just totally incognizant of the massive, total, complete data collection of their everyday lives.

If Facebook were to come to their front door and say,

"Hi, I'm from Facebook, I already know everything about you. I know about your instant message argument with your ex-wife, I know about your proclivities, I know who you backed in every election, I know you're a Freeper!, I know how much time you spend on FreeRepublic.com!, I know how much you GIVE JIM ROB!"
they would be thrown off the front porch or worse.

But as long as that scenario doesn't happen in real life, Freepers don't give a shit.

So, know what? If Freepers don't get off Facebook, and yet gather here to wonder why so many BigData companies like insurance and credit and charities always seems to know so much more about them already, or why those WholeLifeScam™ direct mailers talk about your kids & grandkids by name, I don't give a shit anymore.

35 posted on 02/23/2019 12:21:00 PM PST by StAnDeliver ("Mueller personally delivered US uranium to Russia.")
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To: PapaBear3625

They also have smart doorbells now. They operate via an app on the smartphone and take pictures and shoot video. No thanks!


36 posted on 02/23/2019 12:55:27 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: StAnDeliver

One of these days lying to an app or Facebook will become a crime. 1984.


37 posted on 02/23/2019 1:00:19 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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38 posted on 02/23/2019 1:02:11 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Jyotishi

It already has.


39 posted on 02/23/2019 1:13:09 PM PST by StAnDeliver ("Mueller personally delivered US uranium to Russia.")
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To: StAnDeliver

Thanks, did I miss something?


40 posted on 02/23/2019 1:33:50 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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