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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    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!
    It's the nature of the technology - it is literally impossible to be 100% secure, especially when humans are involved.

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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    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.
    So I'm brainwashed because I question having a corporate intermediary as our means of conveying all our information? Ok there.

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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    So I'm brainwashed because I question having a corporate intermediary as our means of conveying all our information? Ok there.
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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    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.
    I use it largely for marketing, so it's kind of expected that everything I do there is going to be public. One thing everybody in my line of work learned shortly after 2016 was that posting political opinions was a super awesome way of alienating people and causing strife on a page that's supposed to be for marketing your work. But that's about as bad as it got.

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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    Nobody forced you to login to facebook. You didn't pay for anything. You signed the user agreement.
    Thanks for telling me my responsibilities and liabilities. I already knew them. I'm not sure why you're being so antagonistic... do you not think it's a problem that so much of our day-to-day communication is going through these private entities, and that they may be engaged in suspicious activities?

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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
    Depends on who you want to have that information.

    Businesses will use the information to sell and advertise to you.

    How does history show governments use their citizens' most intimate details?

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    Re: Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I participate on Facebook knowing it's one giant data-accumulation ****-show, and act accordingly. Anybody who writes anything on Facebook or on any of their other platforms that they want to be private are in for a rude awakening.

    Where it gets simply unfair is with the apps that aren't known to be owned by Facebook.

    In any case, I hope FB gets its ass nailed to the wall. It's such an unapologetically evil company.
    Do you honestly believe that Facebook's data collection is limited to its website and apps?
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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.

    You trust a company that makes a profit using personal information on you, more than the government that does not make a profit using personal information on you. Weird.
    Me not responding means it's a waste of my time and/or I don't play stupid games. I read it, eye-rolled, and moved on.

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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???
    Not using your real name or any identifiable information or your real name really doesn't do much you have the illusion that you aren't being tracked. Even Incognito and VPN's only help a little.
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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.
    Of course it is, and so is small business about making money, and so if having a job about making money.

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    The invasion of ones life is immense. An open human market and what one can do with all that info.
    Indeed, the "invasion" is immense. That's what happens when bureaucracies get efficient.

    If you stand to lose "market share" if you are not efficient you have an incentive to become efficient.

    The last time that "The Government" lost "market share" in the US was during the 1765 1783 period (although there was a risk of it losing "market share" in the 1861 65 period).
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