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Posted by:

Smoky
11 Apr 2018

That is the reason I haven't and never will use Facebook,nor Google for that matter.Thanks for a great eye opener.

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Kenneth Maltby
11 Apr 2018

I avoid these surveys on Facebook whenever I can. It seems obvious to me that potential scams could happen but many of my friends seem to get suckered into doing them (including me for grammar/ spelling quizzes) which I will now avoid in the future. Those simple mathematical quizzes seem to be incredibly popular (and annoying) at the moment

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Maureen
11 Apr 2018

Great fodder for another 6th grade class! Thanks

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Faye
11 Apr 2018

Actually had a friend post this at Facebook two days ago. So some Facebook users are aware of the risk. Thanks for posting it here too.

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Paul S
11 Apr 2018

Bob, it seems this is a very current topic. Brian Krebs (krebsonsecurity) wrote earlier this week on the very same subject. Simple, innocuous things can add up to providing way too much useful personal info. I try to be very cautious but confess to responding to a few posted by friends. Shame on me!

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Isoflex
11 Apr 2018

Man o' man, right when I read psychographics and the rest I thought of Hari Seldon and then you mentioned it. Too much, all the way around. Glad I refrain from quizzes, facebook, and any other time I can obstruct someone who just needs my "social".

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Howard
11 Apr 2018

I have read quite a bit about this and there is no evidence to date of attempting to sway the election. Giving facts to voters is hardly influencing anything.

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Dale
11 Apr 2018

I think it is pretty standard now that you do not give true answers to secret questions. Things like your mothers maiden name, first car and any number of these questions are not that hard to find out, and remember, it is not just random criminals looking for this kind of info. Somebody close to you may use this info as well.

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Jim
11 Apr 2018

Anyone with a Facefool account is just that, a fool. Why do you think "it's free and always will be"? YOU are the product they are selling and making the guy that called Facebook users "dumb f@@@s" very, very rich.

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Stephe
11 Apr 2018

@Howard: "Giving facts to voters is hardly influencing anything." Really? Leaving aside, for a moment, unsubstantiated opinion and straightforward lies, by selecting which facts you are "given", and drip-feeding you with those which support a particular cause, it is wholly possible to influence opinion. If you doubt that you can be persuaded, consider why all this data was amassed in the first place — for targeting advertisements — an industry worth $millions that funds most of the "free" services that we enjoy online. Bob may be straight and fair with us (I trust so) but his page has ads tailored to his likely audience — if it didn't work they wouldn't pay for it.

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bruce
11 Apr 2018

Yeah, I thought "that sounds just like "Foundation", and then I saw it at the end of the sentence.

Read the series at least twice and my daughter read it when she was 14. When she moved out after college, the Foundation books went with her. Dang! I wouldn't mind reading it again now at age 85. Bet it's still a great saga.

Remember what "the Sentinel" turned into?

Posted by:

Ken Mitchell
11 Apr 2018

"Psychographics"? The only problem with Cambridge Analytica was that they were using the info on behalf of Cruz, and then Trump, while Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg were enormous Obama & Hillary supporters.

And Hari Seldon? Please! Hari Seldon, as revealed in the last Foundation novel, is a mind-controlled puppet of the immortal psychic Robot Daneel Olivaw. So even in Asimov's novels, Seldon was smart, but manipulated. Figurehead rather than hero.

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CT
11 Apr 2018

Everyone just needs to remember that one should approach the Internet as if it was the front page of the newspaper. If you would not want your information published on the front page of all newspapers, don't put it online.
And remember, the only secure computer is one that is not connected to a network, not connected to a power source, and is buried eight feet underground.

Posted by:

Texana
11 Apr 2018

I never give 'real' answers even to the bank or credit card security questions....Mother's maiden name? Public information! My phone number? Public information! Place I was born? Public information! Social security number? Birth date? Birthstone? Public information! Same for street I grew up on, favorite vacation destination, just about everything. Personal income or property? NOYB!!!! I do give the same 'fake' information over and over again, so have memorized my 'fake' data and know it as well as the real thing. Never post personal info, photos, videos online that you don't want some serial killer, psycho, or next-door neighbor to latch onto. Yes, I watch too many crime dramas. Always better to DO YOUR OWN serious fact-checking and also be cautious, than sorry or worse. And no, my name isn't "Texana". Great article, Bob (is that your real name?? LOL)

Posted by:

Hugh Gautier
11 Apr 2018

Face Book is not to be trusted no matter what Mark Zuckerberg tells congress members. I do not allow 3rd party APPS to be used while I'm on Face Book, nor do I put anything financial into their service. I also don't list my year of birth on the site, so I'm not getting email messages based on my age. [72 years]
I've let them know that the choice of "Friends of Friends" or "Everyone" isn't a choice, but it is Hobson's choice. I don't mind my friends, but I don't want their friends that I might or might not know.
I did get my information off of my page, and what Zuckerberg said about what is in it was right. But it didn't make me feel any more secure. To me, Face Book is an over blown advertising agency, willing to let 3rd party vendors sell our information to whom knows.

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Jay R
11 Apr 2018

How long has it been since I read Foundation?Probably early 60s. It might be time to do it again. Or maybe I can just watch this FB thing unfold. I am just sad that my first pet, Big Barker, threw up all over the inside of my first car, an XKE. (That memory is burned into my brain like I made it up a minute ago.)

Posted by:

Jon
12 Apr 2018

I was thinking of Asimov's Foundation. Then I saw another reader's fine comment.

Thank you for the overview and caution. Now I've more reasons why one must be thoughtful when interacting with the Internet or similar actor.

Posted by:

RandiO
12 Apr 2018

@Jim >> Flaming innocent (and/or possibly naive) Facebook users is pointless and rude.
I am betting that you use an Android phone and make use of a variety of Google services. It would not surprise me one bit that you also have a variety of credit cards and discount memberships at many stores, because they are convenient and/or save you money. Am I also the fool to guess that your FICA score worries you because of the next loan you are planning? Then, your post becomes nothing but like the pot calling the kettle full of soot.

Posted by:

RandiO
12 Apr 2018

What this great country of ours really needs is a "DIGITAL BILL of RIGHTs"; as our fore-founders could not have predicted this current outcome.
As much as I have a disdain for the EU elite, they are heading in the correct direction with GDPR.
Unfortunately, it may be too much to wish of our own government.

Posted by:

Bob
12 Apr 2018

When Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week he WAS NOT UNDER OATH!

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