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Ebay shuts down mans listing for his personal facebook data

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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 12:27 AM
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A man from the UK listed his personal Facebook information on EBAY which included every like, post and comment he’s made since age 16; his listed interests, his friends list, event invitations and family tree.

He started the bidding at 99 cents saying "Everyone else’s making money off it, so why shouldn’t I? Sell it to advertisers or whatever you want", his only rule being dont steal my identity.

Within 24 hours he had over 44 bidders and it was up to 400$ .

Then EBAY shut it down for violating FACEBOOKS terms and conditions, not ebays Ts and Cs , Facebooks Ts and Cs.

They did send a message at least.



Your listing is selling an account for Facebook, which is not permitted as most social networking companies have limitations in their terms of service that restrict the artificial boosting of another member’s following or popularity, or the sale of accounts with established followings,”“Given that, eBay as a company has decided not to allow listings that would facilitate or promote this type of activity. While we appreciate that you have chosen to utilize our site, we must ask that you please not relist this type of service.”


WTF?

He has a great response saying “My mistake, I was under the impression I owned my personal data,”

So Facebook can sell our personnel data but we cant? At least not on ebay. Why would Ebay care if you sell your facebook data?


A Facebook user found out just how valuable personal data can be when he auctioned off his social media history on eBay this week. The bid started at 99 cents and climbed to nearly $400 before it was shut down by the e-commerce site a day later.


nypost.com...


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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 01:07 AM
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FANTASTIC.

Would be awesome if this story went viral. But wanna bet the MSM won't cover this one?


(post by Oldtimer2 removed for political trolling and baiting)

posted on May, 31 2018 @ 01:35 AM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl
FANTASTIC.

Would be awesome if this story went viral. But wanna bet the MSM won't cover this one?

News

But who really cares? Here's you boi. He likes attention.
www.campaignlive.co.uk...

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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 01:38 AM
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a reply to: notsure1

Isn't this what Zuckerberg was doing anyways? Selling User Data?



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 01:44 AM
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a reply to: Oldtimer2

Urm aren't Facebook and eBay both US companies though?
What has 'socialism' got to do with the topic?
edit on 31-5-2018 by CornishCeltGuy because: typo



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 01:52 AM
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The scary thing is that it got to 400 within 24 hours. Anyone familiar with eBay knows that 80% Of bidding happens in the last 12 hours. For something to hit 400 in the first day means it'll most likely be in the thousands come ending of the auction.

I say scary because why on earth could some average dudes Facebook be worth this much? The bidders obviously had big plans in mind. What those plans are is anyone's guess....

wonder what mine's worth. Been years since posting anything but it's gotta be worth SOMETHING



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 01:52 AM
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Brilliant!

This guy needs a medal. Pity they shut it down.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 01:54 AM
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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 01:54 AM
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originally posted by: Phage

originally posted by: KansasGirl
FANTASTIC.

Would be awesome if this story went viral. But wanna bet the MSM won't cover this one?

News

But who really cares? Here's you boi. He likes attention.
www.campaignlive.co.uk...


Well, we probably should care about the seeming fact that businesses and other entities have more rights to our data than we do as individuals.

What does "liking attention" have to do with this thread? If he likes to get attention, does that devalue the point he made in trying to auction off his personal data?



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 01:56 AM
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a reply to: KansasGirl




Well, we probably should care about the seeming fact that businesses and other entities have more rights to our data than we do as individuals.
Some people are more aware and careful than others.


What does "liking attention" have to do with this thread? If he likes to get attention, does that devalue the point he made in trying to auction off his personal data?
And what would that point be? Other than the attention it got him?



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 02:06 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: KansasGirl




Well, we probably should care about the seeming fact that businesses and other entities have more rights to our data than we do as individuals.
Some people are more aware and careful than others.


What does "liking attention" have to do with this thread? If he likes to get attention, does that devalue the point he made in trying to auction off his personal data?
And what would that point be? Other than the attention it got him?


And what have you added other than the attention you have because of replying? You are the same, looking for attention, you added nothing of value


a reply to: KansasGirl


Well, we probably should care about the seeming fact that businesses and other entities have more rights to our data than we do as individuals.


As soon as people became to power over others and had a way to check out what they were doing this became through, thousands of years ago, it only changes the way it works over time but all things remain the same. No one is private, only changes the way we are watched
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edit on 31-5-2018 by WarriorMH because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 02:08 AM
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a reply to: WarriorMH


You are the same, looking for attention, you added nothing of value

On the contrary. There was a claim that the MSM would not cover this. Proven false.

On the contrary. I demonstrated that the subject is a publicity hound. Or whore, if you wish.


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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 02:12 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Attention seeking whore is the correct term



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 02:13 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: WarriorMH


You are the same, looking for attention, you added nothing of value

On the contrary. There was a claim that the MSM would not cover this. Proven false.

On the contrary. I demonstrated that the subject is a publicity hound. Or whore, if you wish.



You come out different than that, you don't realize. You look attention, always the first to say look i know better, you don't see yourself like that but oh well, surprise


I'll go watch your incredible discovery of the truth, what would we do without you bringing the internet to us, oh wise old man



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 02:14 AM
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a reply to: WarriorMH

Maybe you should look for a thread that's about me. Because this one isn't.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 02:17 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: WarriorMH

Maybe you should look for a thread that's about me. Because this one isn't.


You make it about you. Don't just post links, talk about the issue directly. Stop being the one "bringing the truth with one line statement" and say something that you thought yourself, can you do that?

You don't have an idea how you become, not aware of how you look but you keep doing it and it's a bother and boring



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 04:06 AM
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a reply to: seaswine

wonder what mine's worth. Been years since posting anything but it's gotta be worth SOMETHING


I can tell you that the price of the data of every german citizen is around 2500 Euros, that was some months ago, maybe it is more now.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 04:55 AM
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Is just the T&Cs of the site i guess, like ATS I don’t own what I publish.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:40 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: WarriorMH


You are the same, looking for attention, you added nothing of value

On the contrary. There was a claim that the MSM would not cover this. Proven false.

On the contrary. I demonstrated that the subject is a publicity hound. Or whore, if you wish.



And we all know that if a whore makes accusations, we can just rest on the fact they're a whore and ignore everything.







 
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