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Smart TVs track everything you watch, and link that to your computer and smart phone connected devices too

Smart TVs track everything you watch, and link that to your computer and smart phone connected devices too

Once enabled, Samba TV can track nearly everything that appears on the TV on a second-by-second basis, essentially reading pixels to identify network shows and ads, as well as programs on Netflix and HBO and even video games played on the TV. Samba TV has even offered advertisers the ability to base their targeting on whether people watch conservative or liberal media outlets and which party’s presidential debate they watched. …. Samba TV can also identify other devices in the…

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Google is misleading people about "we don't read your email"

Google is misleading people about "we don't read your email"

Google has been a little more careful than Facebook when it comes to protecting your privacy. For example, the company stopped using contents of user emails on Gmail to personalize its ads back in 2017. But if you’re not careful about granting permissions in Gmail to third-party apps, your emails could still theoretically fall into the wrong hands. To check which third-party apps you’ve allowed to access your Gmail, go to myaccount.google.com and click on “Apps with account access.” In…

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WSJ: #Google let's most any software company read your #Gmail

WSJ: #Google let's most any software company read your #Gmail

Software developers scan hundreds of millions of emails of users who sign up for email-based services. Disclosures are often buried in user agreements. Source: Tech’s ‘Dirty Secret’: The App Developers Sifting Through Your Gmail – WSJ They also let employees of those companies personally read your email: this is “common practice”. As already suggested on this blog, they data mine the hell of our emails, logging your purchases, financial records, travel records and more. For companies that want data for…

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Facebook shared user data with 52 tech companies

Facebook shared user data with 52 tech companies

This is a fake resolution statement: It has already ended deals with most of them. Source: Facebook shared user data with 52 tech companies First, they already have the data. Second, in numerous cases on Android phones, the original code is installed on the device and without root access (which is the situation for most users), the code is not removable. Thus, in spite of the “ended deals”, the data collection will continue until users gradually replace their phones and…

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#Facebook logs everything about you, including much that you would never expect them to collect

#Facebook logs everything about you, including much that you would never expect them to collect

In a document provided to Congress by Facebook we learn that Facebook is a massive spying operation recording everything about you, including the names of files on your device, data about other devices on your network or near to you (including from people who never gave Facebook permission), and records things you buy from other web sites (meaning, not on Facebook – see note)… literally, everything. Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly lies about the massive spy operation conducted by Facebook. 1. information…

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"#Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Additional Data About Users’ Friends – WSJ"

"#Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Additional Data About Users’ Friends – WSJ"

This is separate from the apps that had access to friends of friends data such as those affiliated with Cambridge Analytica, and many others. This is separate from the 60 hardware partners like Chinese phone maker Huawei, that were given access to private data on Facebook. This is new – Facebook gave secret access to many additional partners too: Facebook Inc. FB 0.49% struck customized data-sharing deals with a select group of companies, some of which had special access to…

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‘Looks like #Zuckerberg lied to  Congress’ – Congressman #Facebook #DeleteFacebook

‘Looks like #Zuckerberg lied to  Congress’ – Congressman #Facebook #DeleteFacebook

As I posted yesterday, it appears that Facebook executives have been routinely lying to everyone about their massive surveillance network and data sharing systems. Congress takes notice: “This needs to be investigated and the people responsible need to be held accountable.” Source: Dem lawmaker: ‘Looks like Zuckerberg lied to Congress’ | TheHill The New York Times (see earlier post) found that Facebook had signed private agreements with 60 companies who made use of Facebook data. The New York Times demonstrated…

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#Facebook shared "friends" data with EVERYONE #Zuckerberg

#Facebook shared "friends" data with EVERYONE #Zuckerberg

Facebook has reached data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 device makers — including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Samsung — over the last decade, starting before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, company officials said. …. Facebook allowed the device companies access to the data of users’ friends without their explicit consent, even after declaring that it would no longer share such information with outsiders. Some device makers could retrieve personal information even from users’ friends who believed they…

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#Facebook to build huge data center next to #NSA data center in Utah

#Facebook to build huge data center next to #NSA data center in Utah

Source: No surprise: Facebook to build data center in Eagle Mountain | Deseret News The “most profitable social media company on the planet” will receive $150 million in tax breaks, just to start (with more after that – as in a total of $750 million dollars over 40 years because Facebook could not run their business without subsidies.) From Google Maps, NSA Utah Data Center, at upper right. Facebook data center will be located on the south side of Eagle…

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#Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps

#Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps

Company gathered data from texts and photos of users and their friends, court case claims Source: Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps | Technology | The Guardian There is much more on these allegations here saying that Facebook executives, up to Zuckerberg, intentionally set up schemes to grab as much user data – including from their unsuspecting friends – as possible. This included reading the texts sent by friends, and accessing photos on your phone that were never…

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Wow – #Amazon devices record audio inside your home and send to random contacts #privacy #spying

Wow – #Amazon devices record audio inside your home and send to random contacts #privacy #spying

Amazon has voiced activated Smart Home products that enable you to order items, control lights and so on, by voice. A woman in Portland found private conversations inside their home were recorded by the Amazon devices – and forwarded to someone in Seattle. Amazon has confirmed the behavior and has apologized. The 21st century is turning out to be the century of global, 24 x 7 surveillance and the loss of all privacy. Woman says her Amazon devices recorded privacy…

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At least 200 #Facebook apps may have been pilfering personal data from users

At least 200 #Facebook apps may have been pilfering personal data from users

In other words, everyone stole everything? Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Source: Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation Facebook’s public relations team did a remarkable job getting the media to focus on Cambridge Analytica – when the problem is Mark Zuckerburg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s…

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#Facebook employees can secretly log in to any account on system-and they have #DeleteFacebook #Privacy

#Facebook employees can secretly log in to any account on system-and they have #DeleteFacebook #Privacy

Their log in to your account is done in secret, and once logged in, they can access your private messages, photos, video and restricted posts. Further, Facebook applies a double standard: if one FB employee accesses the account of another FB employee, then that employee is notified their account has been accessed. Ordinary users (the peons?) are not given a similar notification. Source: Facebook has a backdoor to your account, and you’ll never know if it’s being used – BGR

#Facebook Uses AI to predict your future thoughts and actions, in order to control you #DeleteFacebook #Zuckerberg

#Facebook Uses AI to predict your future thoughts and actions, in order to control you #DeleteFacebook #Zuckerberg

Facebook is all about mind control, using what it knows about you – or what its algorithms think they know about you – to manipulate your actions: Instead of merely offering advertisers the ability to target people based on demographics and consumer preferences, Facebook instead offers the ability to target them based on how they will behave, what they will buy, and what they will think. These capabilities are the fruits of a self-improving, artificial intelligence-powered prediction engine, first unveiled by Facebook…

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