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Another reason to drop FB.

 

A bombshell report from The New York Times revealed that Facebook shared user data with major companies including Spotify, Netflix, Microsoft, Yahoo, and more that it categorized as data partners, which were not subject to the usual privacy controls. 

The Times reviewed more than 200 pages of documents generated in 2017 by Facebook's automated partnership tracker. Facebook does not sell user data, but it entered into data-sharing partnerships with over 150 companies. 

"The deals, the oldest of which date to 2010, were all active in 2017," The Times reported. "Some were still in effect this year."

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-let-major-tech-companies-feast-on-user-data-2018-12

 

 


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2 hours ago, Bill & Katya said:

Another reason to drop FB.

 

A bombshell report from The New York Times revealed that Facebook shared user data with major companies including Spotify, Netflix, Microsoft, Yahoo, and more that it categorized as data partners, which were not subject to the usual privacy controls. 

The Times reviewed more than 200 pages of documents generated in 2017 by Facebook's automated partnership tracker. Facebook does not sell user data, but it entered into data-sharing partnerships with over 150 companies. 

"The deals, the oldest of which date to 2010, were all active in 2017," The Times reported. "Some were still in effect this year."

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-let-major-tech-companies-feast-on-user-data-2018-12

 

 

Not the social warriors at FB

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44 minutes ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

Not the social warriors at FB

Yes, they are taking the lead aren't they!


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57 minutes ago, jg121783 said:

I think Facebook will eventually meet the same fate as myspace.

Many of the younger guys I work with use other social media primarily. Its getting a rep as an old people thing 

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1 hour ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

Many of the younger guys I work with use other social media primarily. Its getting a rep as an old people thing 

I think it has already been labeled an old fuddy duddy by the current generation.  I think it is on its way out, and the other platforms will follow eventually.


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What is the world coming to? if you can't trust corporations, who can you trust?  

Twenty first century America, and corporations now know everything about us. They even have our DNA.

 


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8 hours ago, Póg mo said:

What is the world coming to? if you can't trust corporations, who can you trust?  

Twenty first century America, and corporations now know everything about us. They even have our DNA.

 

I thought we were supposed to be able to trust corporations that are progressive and social warriors for the Left?


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8 hours ago, Bill & Katya said:

I thought we were supposed to be able to trust corporations that are progressive and social warriors for the Left?

You thought wrong. 


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2 minutes ago, spookyturtle said:

I’m the only person in the world not on Facebook. 

Actually no.  I know a lot of folks that for whatever reason do not use social media.  Many refrain due to job/security clearance requirements.  I myself have joined those ranks although I do admit to having used FB in the past.


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On ‎12‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 8:28 AM, jg121783 said:

I think Facebook will eventually meet the same fate as myspace.

myspace still exists, and people use it. To be fair if myspace had updated things to be a lot more user friendly and sleak, and kept all of their privacy controls and stances... facebook would not exist.


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57 minutes ago, yuna628 said:

myspace still exists, and people use it. To be fair if myspace had updated things to be a lot more user friendly and sleak, and kept all of their privacy controls and stances... facebook would not exist.

I had to laugh at a conversation I saw on Reddit with young people saying they might return to Facebook if it had cool features like customized home pages, blogs and the ability to share art and music.

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One of my mangers wanted me to fax something to someone the other day. I told him, they live in a place that does not use a Fax. He said where ? I said 2018. Thats when it started 

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19 minutes ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

One of my mangers wanted me to fax something to someone the other day. I told him, they live in a place that does not use a Fax. He said where ? I said 2018. Thats when it started 

Had to fax some signatures to the home office. It took me 40 minutes to figure out how to make the multi function device connect,,9++,,,3454567890,,,1+ or some such BS.  I could have drove it there in 20 min.

 

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