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    Facebook tracks... people who don't use Facebook

    When non-Facebook sites add a “Like” button (a social plugin, in Baser's terminology), visitors to those sites are tracked: Facebook gets their IP address, browser and OS fingerprint, and visited site.

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/0...ing_non_users/
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    ok and?Just don't use internet. Will be quicker.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    ok and?Just don't use internet. Will be quicker.
    Shhh ... why you hatin my bidness?
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    For the life of me, I cant figure out why/how anyone expects privacy online.

    I expect various government bodies are spying,
    every single website that I share stuff with keeping and sharing
    facebook and google to be accumulating and selling my data and behaviours.

    Privacy is dead; died long ago. Get used to it or get off the grid.
    I'm not shocked at this nor any of the past revelations. Anyone who is shocked is a chump.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs:
    For the life of me, I cant figure out why/how anyone expects privacy online.

    I expect various government bodies are spying,
    every single website that I share stuff with keeping and sharing
    facebook and google to be accumulating and selling my data and behaviours.

    Privacy is dead; died long ago. Get used to it or get off the grid.
    I'm not shocked at this nor any of the past revelations. Anyone who is shocked is a chump.
    I agree with @HowardCoombs

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    Privacy in the US is a joke. At least it's challenging to find out where someone lives in HK. In US it's easily done online and for free.

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    zucker punch


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    Privacy is a law issue. If not guided by law Internet companies can do anything with your data. If people want more privacy, they need to talk to their representative, not Facebook. There's a reason why some countries don't have Google street view.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MandM!:
    Privacy in the US is a joke. At least it's challenging to find out where someone lives in HK. In US it's easily done online and for free.
    In Sweden you type someone's name in to eniro.se and you have their address, age and date of birth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandM!:
    Privacy in the US is a joke. At least it's challenging to find out where someone lives in HK. In US it's easily done online and for free.
    And? What's the problem? You could do it in the pre-internet days, you just had to walk to the library and look up all the phone books.
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