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Month: March 2018

#Facebook Employees purging internal documents, emails and posts #DeleteFacebook

#Facebook Employees purging internal documents, emails and posts #DeleteFacebook

Many are also concerned over what might leak next and are deleting old comments or messages that might come across as controversial or newsworthy, they said. …. After BuzzFeed published the memo, Mr. Bosworth deleted it from an internal message board where it had originally been posted. Sounds like a very productive work environment at Facebook…  

#Facebook testing new privacy features on Public post comments #DeleteFacebook

#Facebook testing new privacy features on Public post comments #DeleteFacebook

Comments or Likes made on Public posts are themselves “public”. Facebook is testing a feature to allow individual comments to be restricted to your own Friends, and not shared publicly. Facebook is also testing a feature whereby Friend requests will automatically expire after 14 days. Most of the friend requests I had received were odd or just spam – from people I do not know, in far off countries, having no common interests. Your best bet is to wean yourself…

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#Facebook links to non-existing page for its Chief Privacy Officer #DeleteFacebook

#Facebook links to non-existing page for its Chief Privacy Officer #DeleteFacebook

Facebook’s put out a press release on steps it is taking to change its privacy policy. The press release is co-written by VP and Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan. The link in the press release for Erin Egan goes to a page not found! Does that mean she does not exist or she is suddenly caring about privacy? 🙂

3 models for saving social media? #Facebook #DeleteFacebook

3 models for saving social media? #Facebook #DeleteFacebook

Interesting ideas for fixing social media from the link, below. Run a social media platform as a collective, where users profit from the operation and have a vote in how it operates versus putting Zuckerberg in charge of everything, and profiting off of your content. Create a “social federation” of independent nodes that can exchange with each other or into an “umbrella network”, if desired. Basically, a decentralization of the sharing problem back to individuals. Make data and connections in…

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New FTC Commissioner nominee was suggested by Sen Schumer's daughter, who works for #Facebook #DeleteFacebook

New FTC Commissioner nominee was suggested by Sen Schumer's daughter, who works for #Facebook #DeleteFacebook

Zuckerberg owns the Democratic Party leadership: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.Schumer, whose daughter works as a product marketing manager at Facebook, recommended Slaughter in late January, and the nomination was reportedly held up over background checks. … just two weeks ago, Schumer said that tech companies were working to police themselves, that Facebook was a “a very positive force,” and that he was “sympathetic” to the company’s situation. The Cambridge Analytica scandal dropped a week later. Ugly. Source: The…

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Walmart-Humana Insurance merger is to spy on customers? #Facebook #DeleteFacebook #Privacy

Walmart-Humana Insurance merger is to spy on customers? #Facebook #DeleteFacebook #Privacy

Like other recent health care pairings, the deal — should it go through — marks a pursuit of big data across industries. Customer data, a longtime preoccupation of retailers, is increasingly seen by health care executives as central to containing rising health care costs…. Having both retail and health businesses under one umbrella could also help push wellness initiatives for customers and health plan members, such as incentivizing healthier food choices, something Humana and Walmart have already worked together on….

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#Facebook analyzed the text of your posts to try and determine advertising interests #DeleteFacebook

#Facebook analyzed the text of your posts to try and determine advertising interests #DeleteFacebook

Looking at the “Ads” section of the Facebook downloaded Archive file shows a list of “Ads Topics”, apparently based in part on text analysis, page Likes and Group memberships. For example, Facebook thinks I am interested in “Glencoe, Illinois” presumably because I made posts about the FIRST Robotics at Glencoe High School (in Oregon) where I had been a volunteer engineering mentor. A post I made about using the Epic Privacy Browser was translated into “Epic (2013) film”. What? Frequent…

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#Facebook "Likes" used to accurately predict numerous aspects about you #DeleteFacebook

#Facebook "Likes" used to accurately predict numerous aspects about you #DeleteFacebook

The key surprise that duped all of us was that our innocuous use of clicking on Like was Facebook’s secret way of getting us to expose everything about ourselves. A research paper showed how an evaluation of Likes was able to accurately predict numerous aspects of each Facebook user: The paper showed that a factor model made with users’ Facebook “likes” alone was 95 percent accurate at distinguishing between black and white respondents, 93 percent accurate at distinguishing men from…

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How to determine if a smart phone app is safe? #Facebook #DeleteFacebook #Android #iphone

How to determine if a smart phone app is safe? #Facebook #DeleteFacebook #Android #iphone

There is no easy way to know if an app is safe. Unfortunately, this means the idea that a “free market” will regulate errant apps is not presently workable as users have no way of knowing if an app is safe to use or not. Free markets require transparency to function well. First, if an app or online service is “Free” for you to use, then you are the product. This is your first clue that your personal information is…

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#Instagram does not need all those app permissions, How to use it safely #Facebook #DeleteFacebook

#Instagram does not need all those app permissions, How to use it safely #Facebook #DeleteFacebook

When you install the Instagram app, it wants access to your Phone and SMS functions on your phone. Today we know that Facebook’s Messenger app harvested ALL of your call and text records and stored them in the Facebook spy database. Instagram is a product of Facebook and absolutely cannot be trusted regarding personal privacy. Facebook’s policy is to collect all information, everywhere. Therefore do not permit Instagram access to features it does not need. And remember NEVER EVER upload…

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Default #Snapchat permissions are not safe for you #Android #Facebook #DeleteFacebook

Default #Snapchat permissions are not safe for you #Android #Facebook #DeleteFacebook

Yesterday I installed Android Snapchat on my phone. By default SnapChat wanted access to my Contacts list, Phone and SMS – in other words, all my call records. SUGGESTION – Install apps and before opening the app, go to Settings | Apps | and select the app you just installed. Find Permissions on the app’s attributes. Click on that, and then uncheck any Permissions that seem suspect. Then and only then, run the app for the first time. SnapChat runs…

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The irony burns: #Facebook employees angry that internal emails leaking out #DeleteFacebook

The irony burns: #Facebook employees angry that internal emails leaking out #DeleteFacebook

An internal post reacting to the memo found employees angry and heartbroken that their teammates were sharing internal company discussions with the media. Many called on the company to step up its war on leakers and hire employees with more “integrity.” The reference to “hire employees with more ‘integrity’” sounds like a headline in The Onion! Facebook has no understanding of business ethics! Source: Here are the internal Facebook posts of employees discussing today’s leaked memo – The Verge

Create a fictitious alternate persona for online and app usage #facebook #Deletefacebook #android #iphone

Create a fictitious alternate persona for online and app usage #facebook #Deletefacebook #android #iphone

Except where you need to enter your real information, such as at a financial services site, we may be best off always logging in as a fictitious person. Create an alternate name and an email address only for online activities. Keep it separate from your regular email address. Also create yet another email address for retailers and other offline activities. Never, EVER sign in to a web site or app using a Facebook or Google ID – never, ever do…

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