Why does Facebook have such bad stigma?

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24 Aug 2019, 5:32 pm

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So basically, even with my privacy settings activated, the public can still see everything I put on my timeline and profile?


No.

The joke above with the glass stalls means that facebook own all of the things that you post and type and upload. They can do whatever they want with it.

They will most likely use it for analytics for marketing. This marketing might be for political purposes. Bubbles can be created where certain types of people are fed certain types of adverts and this can unduly affect democratic process.

They really don't care about letting other people see what you and your gran look like smiling whilst eating a birthday cake. They probably do want to know where you went for that cake and sell you similar services. However, if you share that photo with only your friends, only your friends will see it and joe bloggs who browses your public profile will not see it.



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25 Aug 2019, 5:28 am

Yeah well, the whole internet watches you. I get ads for the things I look up on Google.


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26 Aug 2019, 8:42 pm

hurtloam wrote:
Joe90 wrote:
So basically, even with my privacy settings activated, the public can still see everything I put on my timeline and profile?


No.

The joke above with the glass stalls means that facebook own all of the things that you post and type and upload. They can do whatever they want with it.

They will most likely use it for analytics for marketing. This marketing might be for political purposes. Bubbles can be created where certain types of people are fed certain types of adverts and this can unduly affect democratic process.

They really don't care about letting other people see what you and your gran look like smiling whilst eating a birthday cake. They probably do want to know where you went for that cake and sell you similar services. However, if you share that photo with only your friends, only your friends will see it and joe bloggs who browses your public profile will not see it.
FB also allows or is going to allow law enforcement to have access. This could be good or bad depending on if law enforcement abuses it or not. Judging by the way things currently are rite now here in the US, I do NOT trust law enforcement not to abuse it. Minorities who are into political activism stuff on FB really need to be careful.


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03 Nov 2019, 7:46 am

The thief Mark Zuckerberg steals even your internet data when you surf in-private.

https://www.businessinsider.nl/facebook ... =true&r=US



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15 Jan 2020, 3:27 am

FB is currently allowing political adds proven to be false/lies that support Trump. There's been LOTS of controversy about this lately.


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15 Jan 2020, 12:20 pm

Facebook is selling imaginary fake versions of you to people who make money from manipulating you.

They are the reason for the Trump presidency.


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24 Sep 2020, 6:49 am

Facebook says it may quit Europe over ban on sharing data with US

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EU court in July ruled there were insufficient safeguards against snooping by US intelligence agencies

Facebook has warned that it may pull out of Europe if the Irish data protection commissioner enforces a ban on sharing data with the US, after a landmark ruling by the European court of justice found in July that there were insufficient safeguards against snooping by US intelligence agencies.

In a court filing in Dublin, Facebook’s associate general counsel wrote that enforcing the ban would leave the company unable to operate.

“In the event that [Facebook] were subject to a complete suspension of the transfer of users’ data to the US,” Yvonne Cunnane argued, “it is not clear … how, in those circumstances, it could continue to provide the Facebook and Instagram services in the EU.”

Facebook denied the filing was a threat, arguing in a statement that it was a simple reflection of reality. “Facebook is not threatening to withdraw from Europe,” a spokesperson said.

“Legal documents filed with the Irish high court set out the simple reality that Facebook, and many other businesses, organisations and services, rely on data transfers between the EU and the US in order to operate their services. A lack of safe, secure and legal international data transfers would damage the economy and hamper the growth of data-driven businesses in the EU, just as we seek a recovery from Covid-19.”
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The filing is the latest volley in a legal battle that has lasted almost a decade. In 2011, Max Schrems, an Austrian lawyer, began filing privacy complaints with the Irish data protection commissioner, which regulates Facebook in the EU, about the social network’s practices.

Those complaints gathered momentum two years later, when the Guardian revealed the NSA’s Prism program, a vast surveillance operation involving direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet companies. Schrems filed a further privacy complaint, which was eventually referred to the European court of justice.

That court found in 2015 that, because of the existence of Prism, the “Safe Harbour” agreement, which allowed US companies to transfer the data of EU citizens back home, was invalid.

The EU then attempted a second legal agreement for the data transfers, a so-called privacy shield; that too was invalidated in July this year, with the court again ruling that the US does not limit surveillance of EU citizens.

In September, the Irish data protection commissioner began the process of enforcing that ruling. The commissioner issued a preliminary order compelling the social network to suspend data transfers overseas.

In response, Nick Clegg, the company’s head of global affairs and communications, published a blogpost that argued that “international data transfers underpin the global economy and support many of the services that are fundamental to our daily lives”.

“In the worst-case scenario, this could mean that a small tech start-up in Germany would no longer be able to use a US-based cloud provider,” he wrote. “A Spanish product development company could no longer be able to run an operation across multiple time zones. A French retailer may find they can no longer maintain a call centre in Morocco.”

Clegg added: “We support global rules that can ensure consistent treatment of data around the world.”



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19 Oct 2020, 7:40 am

Twitter is better cos I don't know anyone from irl on there and I use my chosen first name on there rather than any of my given names and mostly I just use a handle.

Facebook gives the illusion of privacy and comfort etc but the trouble is you're engaging with irl friends.

You have to be careful engaging with irl acquaintances. You have to be good at what to say to them.

If not then it can have irl consequences.

If I don't like someone on twitter cos they're dull I just soft block. Ie go block them then unblock them then they're not following me anymore and I'm not following them anymore...



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08 Nov 2020, 6:22 am

only use instagram and snapchat nowadays