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Posted by:

Dan Valleskey
07 Jan 2019

Facebook is on my desktop machine, and my laptop. I will NOT put it on my cell phone. Track THAT, Zuckerberg.

Posted by:

Lucy
07 Jan 2019

To Dan V

Bob wrote "No matter what you do, Facebook always will know your current IP address, which reveals where you are connecting to the public Internet"

That, I believe, might include a laptop using a hotspot, don't you think?

Posted by:

James E Shaneman
07 Jan 2019

Let me see. Have a few minutes to cogitate. If I had the access Facebook seems to have to just about all a government would want to know about me, why wouldn't I tinker with the idea of making that information, for profit, of course, available to any one of the known 19 US security agencies, and any other security client elsewhere in the world. As an intelligence chief, I'd be stupid not to take advantage of the Facebook offerings....client photos, from those dumb enough to post such; phone number (s) for those dumb enough to post such, and so on Are you an intelligence chief? Would you like to be my neighbor? Would you? Could You. Would you be my intelligence source? Bet there's a lot of reality to this, and I'd expect two guys in black trench coats to knock on the condo door at any moment.

Posted by:

Mike Goddard
07 Jan 2019

I get enough tracking from Google. I've got by for 74 years without the need for Facebook, I don't think I'll start using it now. (They might send me funeral parlour ads!).

Posted by:

Lucy
07 Jan 2019

We are so glad that we chose not to sign up for any of these social sites...(at least our generation of our family didn't).

I have a concern that even if you delete your Facebook account do you ever really get rid of all of it?

Posted by:

Lance R. Ganassi
07 Jan 2019

Facebook is Evil! I said it a number of years ago, and nothing since has proven me wrong. :-(

Posted by:

Bob k
07 Jan 2019

Let's not blame Facebook 100% for this nonsense. I never have had FB on my phone. And I turned off the account I had with them months ago. (Not sure if that really deletes the information they had built up about me.) But I still get tons of adds about places I have been near. Those seem to be connected to Google Maps, that is on the phone, and is aware of my location.

However, being able to show where I was at some time might be useful. I live in a state that has one area that is constantly sending out traffic violations to vehicle owners that haven't been near that community in many years.

Posted by:

Kirill
07 Jan 2019

Don't understand the fuzz. I don't see any ads at all. Ad-Muncher/Adblock/Ghostery/opt-out program and, of course, host with loopbacked ad-companies from winhelp2002.mvps.org. There are some drawbacks like broken links from some redirecting through ad-services sources, but it easy to oversmart.

Of course, it doesn't stop collecting info about my activity. Well, I just don't do anything that can attract attention at devices without tricks to hide your location.

You want to be invisible - be standard, just like millions of other users. And remember about "digital fingerprint" - unique set of programs and settings at your computer that is sent by your browser, so leave everything at defaults. Good luck to find anybody in a haystack. You want to hide your activity - use anonymizer + tor. It's the simplest way to be almost 99% sure you are invisible (according to experts from NSA).

And I have Facebook. And I don't have any info about myself (like phone #) there except mandatory. And I use it at my stationary desktop. And, of course, the most strict security/privacy settings. Yes, I know, I'm paranoid. And as James E Shaneman, I'm ready for a knock on my door from two guys in black trench coats. Welcome to the new brave hel... err... world that we all created ourselves. Enjoy!

Posted by:

Daniel
07 Jan 2019

Any chance that the AG for Massachusetts will go after Facebook next? Seems to me like they are violating that to a greater degree. Of course, their politics are in agreement so I won't hold my breadth.

Posted by:

john
07 Jan 2019

A good topic to bring up. But let's not pick on only Facebook. We all know Google does the same thing. But the evils of Google and MS never seem to be discussed here.

Posted by:

Laurie
07 Jan 2019

Bob, near the end of the article, the name of MeWe.com is incorrect. The link is right, the name is wrong. It is listed in the article as WeMe.com.

Posted by:

snert
07 Jan 2019

for those who don't know, your phone gives you away, whether or not you're using social media, and that includes shutting it off!!!

Posted by:

MartinW
07 Jan 2019

The evils of Google and MS never seem to be discussed here. (Quote from comment above.) Actually, they are, to some extent. Facebook, however, is hated so much by so many (DEFINITELY including me) that it gets the most mentions. 1) Leans FAR left, restricting conservative views. 2) In spite of the above, will sell anybody's info to any group, including right-wing, if they have the money. 3) Precisely ZERO respect for anybody's privacy. And on and on. Oh yes, and on.

Posted by:

Eli Marcus
07 Jan 2019

I find the Google monopoly over our phones and many of our media apps and streams annoying and distasteful enough...
I don't have the Facebook app on my phone because it is distracting and a nuisance. The fact that FB can't track me is just a small bonus...
If I didn't feel that I need FB for advertising music events that I run or participate in, I would have deleted my FB account a long time ago....

Posted by:

Ken H
07 Jan 2019

No one has ever convinced me that this "invasion of privacy" is anything I need to worry about.
I use Facebook to stay in contact with friends and relatives and more news sources that I would not be able to easily keep up with otherwise.
I'm not sure why people are so incensed by the fact that ads can be targeted to them with a relatively poor degree of accuracy (usually after a purchase has already been made and is not likely to be repeated any time soon [I often get such offers from companies I have recently purchased from with 0% chance I am ready to repurchase again soon]). Are they unable to ignore the ads? Do they really feel compelled to buy what is presented in Ad form on their screens?

Posted by:

Fitz
07 Jan 2019

You want privacy on your mobile phone -- even for Facebook? Try the Tor browser and 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloudflare.onedotonedotonedotone

and

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.torproject.torbrowser_alpha

Posted by:

Jim Holomon
07 Jan 2019

I'm not bothered by that because every one of my devices; cell phone, iPad, computer, has a very potent ad-blocker, so I never get ads, nor do I worry about what FB might try because their ads can't get through.

Posted by:

RandiO
07 Jan 2019

@KenH, I think you should be able to connect the dots and come up with an answer to your own question after browsing the yesterday's WSJ article about "What’s Worse Than Facebook?"
[Spoiler Alert: 2nd line of heading is "China has made social media an instrument of oppression."]

Posted by:

Jeff
08 Jan 2019

Does the Facebook app on my iPhone tell Facebook my location if the app is closed?

Posted by:

Lee
08 Jan 2019

My facebook is from my home pc. My phone is and old flip phone that does not/or I have not turned on the wifi from it --do not know how. Bluetooth is available but it is not turned on either. So hopefully FB does not know any mobile for me. I do not use my kindle to search online. Only to download books from Amazon link. From only 3 places. So I am not overly worried...ps no phone listed for me on FB either.

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