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Posted by:

Gerald
05 May 2014


Hi Bob-I tried but I got this message...(I'm a Canadian)

Facebook Error
Warning
We could not log you in: You can't log in to this app because you do not meet this app's requirements for country, age or other criteria.

Posted by:

Bob
05 May 2014

You just can't trust Facebook to keep anything private. No matter what you do to make setting private, they keep changing the rules, and make all your information public before you can close it down again.

To test this, I set up a Facebook account using an alias that really could not easily be guessed at. In that account I clamped all settings available to me down as tight as I could. A Google search for that name gives a link to MyLife.com that has all that private information.

Posted by:

Peter
05 May 2014

Digital Shadow won't let me log in via Facebook because, quote: 'We could not log you in: You can't log in to this app because you do not meet this app's requirements for country, age or other criteria'.
Shame - I was interested to try this.

Posted by:

Gillian
05 May 2014

Hi, Bob,

I tried to log into digitalshadow but got the following error message from facebook.com: We could not log you in: You can't log in to this app because you do not meet this app's requirements for country, age or other criteria.

As I'm well over the age of majority, I should be old enough - so either I can't log in because I'm in Canada, or there is some other secret reason I can't log in.

I was also interested with the message that came up from static.ak.facebook.com/connect/xd-arbiter/(bunch of other funny stuff): SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password and do not share it with anyone.

Thank you for all the fascinating and useful information you post!

Posted by:

Jim Stewart
05 May 2014

We could not log you in: You can't log in to this app because you do not meet this app's requirements for country, age or other criteria.

The above is what was displayed when I tried to log in and see my Digital Shadow. Apparently Canadians don't have shadows?

Posted by:

Dave Rider
05 May 2014

I just tried Digital Shadow. Wouldn't you know it, I live in Belize in Central America, and Digital Shadow wouldn't let me log in.
I can't help but wonder why?

Posted by:

Doc
05 May 2014

Bob, can't get the facebook button to work. Even went into my facebook account and it didn't pull up anything from there either - didn't see it loading in the white 'load bar' (where it shows the address in the LL corner in Win7) either time. It may be my machine, or setting (ghostery, DoNotTracMe. etc), or the link may have decayed??? thanks -

Posted by:

OldNana
05 May 2014

Excellent article; thanks so much, Bob. I have an issue, also, with unrelated sites, like some news publishers, which force you to sign in by using your Facebook, Twitter, or other social sites' login information in order to post a comment on their articles. This adds to the general lack of security.

Posted by:

Michael
05 May 2014

Well that was fun, little disturbing, as they think my family are stalkers. Goes with a CNN report I watched last night: Morgan Spurlock and Big Data. Thanks for the information.

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
05 May 2014

Bob, this is really scary!!! First of all, I didn't even have to "log in" to FB!!! They had most of my information, even though, it wasn't accurate. Must admit, this is a good way, to get your attention, about a game!!!

What really scares me ... Are the pictures, that my daughter and grand-daughter share about my great grandson. WAY too much information, is out there, through Facebook!!!

In all honesty, IF, I really "batten down the hatches" for privacy reasons ... NO one will be able to see anything or post anything on my Facebook page. So, you "open" things up and BAM ... You lose your privacy!!! Then there is the REAL fact ... FB continually keeps changing the "codes", so, that they are promoting more and more Ads, for revenue!!!

Somewhere, all of us Signed Up for Facebook and somewhere in the EULA, we actually "gave up our freedom", so, that we could use FB, at NO charge. Now, that is the real truth, that no one really wants to face. Basically, we "sold our souls" to Facebook, because it doesn't cost us, a single cent to use it.

Posted by:

Sally
05 May 2014

Very interesting, they couldn't identify me in photos, determine my location or come up with anything close to my password. I seem to be doing something right. If what "they" tell me is true. Maybe a false sense of security?!

Posted by:

Ross
05 May 2014

You mentioned:
The View As… option lets you view your Facebook pages as if you were an anonymous member of the general public, not even logged into Facebook. You can also enter the Facebook username of any user to view your pages as that person. After clicking “Who can see my stuff?” you'll see the "View as" link underneath "What do other people see on my timeline?"
- but that does not seem to be available on my 'Privacy Settings and Tools' page. When I click 'Who can see my stuff?' (which actually is NOT click-able, it has 3 separate links: 1) 'Who can see future posts?', 2) 'Review all youir posts and things you're tagged in', and 3) 'Limit the audience for posts you've shared with friends of friends or Public?') - I chose #1 'Who can see your future posts?'
- it simply displays "You can manage the privacy of things you share by using the audience selector right where you post. This control remembers your selection so future posts will be shared with the same audience unless you change it.", and it has a drop-down selector button for choosing who can see future posts.
-no mention of "View as"... and I was excited to use this feature.

Posted by:

Susan
05 May 2014

I keep a Facebook account, but I keep it locked down as tight as I can. In general, I HATE Facebook. I'd delete the account if I didn't need it occasionally to access something.
Tried the Digital Shadow app just to see what would happen. Pretty good privacy level, although it did come pretty close on income, age, and educational level. But mostly, it had insufficient information. Glad to see my preferences have held true.

Posted by:

Ed
05 May 2014

Am I doing something wrong? I clicked on sign me in and put in my info. It them said it was infiltrating and then would like to post to Facebook for me skip or OK. I pressed skip and it said the infiltrating thing again and nothing happened except the graphics kept repeating itself? If I clicked sign in again it would go back to the same page, skip or ok? What is it supposed to do?

Posted by:

Andy
05 May 2014

Hi Bob, just like many others I can't go there as it says: either I'm too young (I would love to have those years back again) ;-) or because I'm in Italy!! Also clicking the link on the main page opened another 4 windows!!

Posted by:

Laurie
06 May 2014

I got the same result as Ed - I signed in using Facebook and the Webpage gave a message along the lines of "infiltrating target," and simply continued to repeat the graphics over and over. Basically, nothing happened. If it's supposed to do something else, it surely did not. Anyway, I keep a FB account to occasionally check in with some family members. My only FB friends are a few real life friends and some family. That's it. Otherwise, I keep it pretty well locked up (as locked as one can keep a FB account.)

Posted by:

madjohn
06 May 2014

I am not allowed to log in. I have platform apps turned off and plan to leave them off.

Posted by:

Breadbeard
06 May 2014

I got that message too, about not being able to log in bec of age, country etc. I persisted, highlighted the URL and hit enter and got another page, saying to treat the new URL like it was a password. I just kept at it, until I was in the game. I'm a Canadian too, btw.

Posted by:

Robert
06 May 2014

Hi Bob,

I stayed away from facebook, twitter and all the social media sites. After reading your article, and all the posts, I am glad that I did.

Posted by:

Ken
06 May 2014

Thanks for the info Bob. Should have done this long ago.

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