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Offline Lee2

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Facebook warning, read it, this is important
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:19:38 AM »
Since many of our ladies use facebook and many of us may as well, read the below, they keep everything and compile it.
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12003431
The weird and surprising things I found in the file Facebook has on me
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Re: Facebook warning, read it, this is important
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 01:51:39 PM »
Happily, I eschew all "social media".  Always have.  I advise everyone I know against it.

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Re: Facebook warning, read it, this is important
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 12:37:44 AM »
Here's a link to the Facebook data download instructions:

https://www.facebook.com/help/405183566203254/
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Offline Bisaya gyud

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Re: Facebook warning, read it, this is important
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 01:47:26 AM »
The asawa and I use Facebook and will continue to do so. She can video chat for free with her relatives and friends in the Philippines. Also send free text messages, share photos etcetera.

I tell her to never send any personal, business or government documents via Facebook. Also to never discuss anything of a highly personal nature that she wouldn't want the public or prying eyes at Facebook to know.

Facebook is a valuable tool for people looking to buy or rent properties in the Philippines, tourist info etcetera. Many Philippine companies and businesses don't bother to keep their own websites up to date anymore, choosing to use Facebook instead.

Your IPS and internet browser company know everything you do online, and keep complete permanent records. Your email service keeps a record of every email you ever sent or received.

If you're that concerned about privacy, you need to get off the internet entirely.



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Re: Facebook warning, read it, this is important
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 06:50:52 AM »
I downloaded my facebook info, I was surprised to see that they keep a record of everything and especially everything I had ever liked, so basically they know your political and personal feelings about many things, on top of that they had all personal messages, all groups I had joined, not a problem for me but obviously a problem for some who might send things they would not want others to know, so yes, your internet company also keeps that info but it would likely be harder to hack your internet companies records than to hack your facebook account, all it takes to hack a facebook account is for you to click on a planted link within facebook, anyone who knows you or does not know you but has a personal interest in your or your children or friends, etc, could plant such a link, we all likely click on links within facebook, so everyone would likely be subject to being hacked, once hacked, a person could likely gain access to your email account as well and your computer and then download all your information, scary IMO, to think all that would be so easily available, thus why I posted the warning. While I will continue to use facebook to read items online, I will be a lot more careful when using it and especially what I click on, thus why I posted this topic.
:) Happily married since 1994 & live part of the year in Cebu and the rest in S. Florida.

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Re: Facebook warning, read it, this is important
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 07:38:15 AM »
I was already well aware that Facebook keeps a record of everything you do on their site - most of what you do can easily be found by clicking on your FB activity log.

Your ISP and Google know far more about you than Facebook does, and they'll happily sell all the info they have on you to anybody willing to pay for it.
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Re: Facebook warning, read it, this is important
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 02:03:00 PM »
And that's a reason why I never give any real identifying information.  If I open, say, an email account and they ask for a birthday, I give a fake name, BD, etc.  Same with everything.  If I have to give a phone #, I use a pay-as-you-play cell phone # that cannot be traced to me, etc.

There are a few things for which one must almost have a FB account.  Sure, I have one.  Fake name and everything, no photo of me, and I only access it from places that won't show my real ISP #, although that too can be faked.

I have a phoney "LinkedIn" account.  They keep asking why I won't post a photo to make myself more visible.  Are they nuts?

Even my ISP does not have my real name.  They just know that "John Doe" has an account and pays his bill every month from an account apparently in that name, linked to the generic cell phone #.

Not that I think too much of this matters, but I just like my privacy.  That's one reason why I live in a remote, off-the-grid location.  No one watching.  I do not care for modern cities where every move one makes is recorded on ubiquitous cameras.  But, in truth, I doubt that anyone has the time or inclination to sift through the information of millions and millions of individual internet users or video footage, although robots can do some sifting.  I just prefer to stay as low profile as I reasonably can.

 


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