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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation - The New York Times

    When will people realize they are being rolled by big data collections.
    Me I trust the Govt more than Big Bus on protecting my privacy
    You trust the same government that will try to throw you in jail if they think you committed a crime. Ya, no thank you. Given the countless of people in prison for smoking a joint, I will never trust the government.
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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    I have an account but don't use my real name or any identifiable information. Anything I post, I post knowing that it could be used by a third party. There is zero privacy there.

    Has anyone noticed that, over the years, we have basically transitioned all of our important communications - news media, personal contacts, private messages, information of all kinds - to private corporations? That's really what social media has done. I know people who won't even communicate by e-mail anymore, they do everything on Facebook. (It's the reason I have an account, so I can get in touch with these people.) Even our President "tweets" his updates now.

    How can the First Amendment really function properly in a private environment???
    One thing people forget about FB is how many small businesses that have thrived because of their ad platform. It is so easy to buy and post advertisements on Facebook.

    If you are a small business, the options before FB were not great - Posting flyers on cars or in the street, radio ads? Tv? costly and ineffective. FB ads are very easy and you can target your audience.

    FB is for the little people. Don't be brainwashed by the media.
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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    Many people are angry these tech companies like Google and Facebook are collecting our information but let's not forget, government has been collecting our information forever.

    I trust tech companies more than I do the government. Tech companies like FB and Google have a history of making a profit. The government does not.
    Do you enjoy being a product? If someone makes a profit on me, I want a cut. Otherwise I'm just a cow on the feedlot.

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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Well Big Bus, data mining is to make money. FB is a perfect example, Amazon in some ways another another. Throw in Google, MS and a host of others.
    The invasion of ones life is immense. An open human market and what one can do with all that info.
    Just curious, what are some examples they can do? I ask because I don't do social media, I have a facebook account that I waste time with, catch up with old friends that's about it.....the rest, twitter,instagram,snapchat, whatever is out there now, don't deal with it etc....

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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by bearpoker View Post
    Do you enjoy being a product? If someone makes a profit on me, I want a cut. Otherwise I'm just a cow on the feedlot.
    I have seen small businesses grow their profits through facebook. They are getting a pretty good cut when they can post ads on people's wall
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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    I worked in the computer business for over 30 years. And because I did I never once got on FB or Twitter or any of them..

    Anyone who does should not be surprised if their lives are ripped apart. Obviously that won't happen to everyone. But if you are on them your chances are much higher.

    They are dangerous.
    If you can convince the lowest white man hes better than the best colored man, he wont notice youre picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and hell empty his pockets for you.
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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Facebooks Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation - The New York Times



    When will people realize they are being rolled by big data collections.
    Me I trust the Govt more than Big Bus on protecting my privacy
    Generally speaking, I assumed awhile ago that stuff I say online is never sure to be private.

    The nature of the systems involved makes it so.

    Only your own thoughts are private, currently.
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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Generally speaking, I assumed awhile ago that stuff I say online is never sure to be private.

    The nature of the systems involved makes it so.

    Only your own thoughts are private, currently.
    Not if your married, damned if she doesn't know what I am thinking before I do.

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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    Since they have more invested in "getting it right" than the government does, the "Big Business" folks tend to be more efficient than the government is.
    Heh heh, getting WHAT right? The fact that I think Trump is a crook, the fact that I take care of a disabled wife and kid, the fact that I like MoPar muscle cars and Leon Russell? The fact that I own some camera equipment and some lights?
    Whoop-dee do, they're welcome to it, but "they" still think I lived in Ohio, they still think I was once married to a lady named Junie, they still think I played clarinet in a Klezmer music trio in New York City and they still think I am distantly related to a guy who owns a car stereo store in Culver City California...none of which is true.

    So, I am not all that sure what they're getting right but the above is just the tip of the iceberg on what they've been getting wrong for the last twenty years, and up until about a year and a half ago, I used to post to FB a LOT.

    They don't even have my age right.

    IMDB has more accurate information about me than anything else and they've got a lot of that wrong, too.

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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Generally speaking, I assumed awhile ago that stuff I say online is never sure to be private.

    The nature of the systems involved makes it so.

    Only your own thoughts are private, currently.
    U are correct. I was worried about my security on this forum as well. Do you know what the moderator told me? That I have assumed all risk!
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