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Germany Makes it Illegal to Hit the 'Like' Button on Facebook

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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:05 AM
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Germany Makes it Illegal to Hit the 'Like' Button on Facebook


www.ibtimes.com

he German state of Schleswig-Holstein has ordered all government offices to remove the Facebook's "Like" button from their Web presence and shut down all "Fan" pages, stating that these things violate German and European data privacy laws reported Cnet News.

The Independent Centre of Privacy protection gave out a press release claiming that when a user "Likes" something on a page, Facebook gets that information in U.S., and collecting that data creates a profile, all of which runs against Germay
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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:05 AM
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One must hand it to those red black and yellow flag citizens, but what they are not saying is the amount data mining with the approval of their equivalent DHS over the past decade.

But as always internatz users, rest assured that your isp will not forward your browser searches, nor is the nsa....oops google profiling your online habits.

So i guess the last and most frowned upon conception of internet usage is simply going against the grain.

No ?

lulz

www.ibtimes.com
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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:11 AM
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chuckle chuckle and fudge chuckle...




Microsoft Corporation has reportedly disabled the tracking mechanism, dubbed as a supercookie that allowed the company to keep track of users’ web activity even if the cookies and data history were cleared.


www.itproportal.com...



and thus we move forward...or is it back...or do we press " Next " during installation.....



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:11 AM
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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:14 AM
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Originally posted by kn0wh0w
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Germany



we like



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:15 AM
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Originally posted by cerebralassassins

Originally posted by kn0wh0w
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Germany



we like


everybody like?



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:19 AM
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Well not so much illegal, they just warn citizens not to do it, and had all government pages remove the button from their sites, far cry from making it illegal to hit it however.

In the end I agree with them on this. People use facebook, they ”like” this and “like” that, and next thing you know you are getting spam mail from a dozen companies and have everybody on the internet looking at who you are and what you do. Facebook, like any other tool, is not inherently evil but the ability for someone to turn it to evil is very great.

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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:20 AM
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Originally posted by kn0wh0w

Originally posted by cerebralassassins

Originally posted by kn0wh0w
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Germany



we like


everybody like?


ja


funny enough i had someone trying to brute force his way inside my ports...lulz. I should make thread with ip and ports and give access to his pc for some fun... i , we , us , lolz tooooo much for one day...

Ja ve in Deutschland are lulz...hmmm..or are we anon...too much confusion...



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:26 AM
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Originally posted by byeluvolk
Well not so much illegal, they just warn citizens not to do it, and had all government pages remove the button from their sites, far cry from making it illegal to hit it however.

In the end I agree with them on this. People use facebook, they ”like” this and “like” that, and next thing you know you are getting spam mail from a dozen companies and have everybody on the internet looking at who you are and what you do. Facebook, like any other tool, is not inherently evil but the ability for someone to turn it to evil is very great.

edit on 20-8-2011 by byeluvolk because: (no reason given)


To begin with, i would like to comment on your avatar..what beautiful wolf.

Back to topic:

As for the like..well i guess and as i have seen it hasn't been mentioned here and its generally avoided by 99.9% of media orientated sites that the likes can be used against those who create such pages. For example, one such fb page using wildfire was attacked using a gay community. The result was that many gay's were interacting with members from a fan page that had thousands of users and obviously the actual fb fan page was taken down due to multiple problems and messages along with emails. So i guess one needs to be aware of the dangers out there when one decides to go viral.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 05:00 AM
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well i like the way it goes but at least...they use 1000 other ways to store date and sell em..

the like button is just a famous one...



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 05:08 AM
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It's s shame they won't ban Facebook completely, plus Twitter and all the other 'social' network sites. There's nothing social about it at all, what's next for the future? Will virtual sex replace real sex? See where I'm going?



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 05:10 AM
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Is it bad or wrong that I actually applaud Germany for taking any actions against facebook?

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Originally posted by Hawkwind.
It's s shame they won't ban Facebook completely, plus Twitter and all the other 'social' network sites. There's nothing social about it at all, what's next for the future? Will virtual sex replace real sex? See where I'm going?


I wont be surprised if something like demolition man happened. Hopefully it doesn't in my lifetime tho
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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 05:24 AM
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I am glad you like it. It is actually a picture of me. I was raised from a pup in a secret Russian lab in Siberia, where they taught me to read and write, oh and use computers.


As for facebook, I made an account as all my friends and family were on it. And I was tired of asking them for a picture or something they were sending out, and telling me “It is posted on Facebook” so I finally made an account about 6 months ago to get these pictures etc. I was amazed at the fact that everything you try to do on FB, they ask you for permission to share all your info and all the info of your contacts with the application you are clicking on. I simply do not use these things as it is a blatant attempt to go phishing for info. I am shocked to see how many people I know that have these apps running on FB, sharing all their profile info with the maker of some silly app that they may have used once, and forgot about.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 05:30 AM
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Good on them, I hope more nations follow suit.


And the next step is banning Facebook all together


And then maybe after that, people start going back outdoors and enjoying nature and socialising and actually talking to the people they know, with their voices and everything.


Baby steps, I know... I'm getting ahead of myself.


But I can dream.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 05:31 AM
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Just a small heads up if you do not want to have a fb account then you simply open your own personal site with fb allowed posts to your site make it only password activated alone with a mini forum and " Bam" you have your own personal web page regardless of fb uses but your pictures and comments are limited or your own application.

A simple solution to a common dilemma.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 05:51 AM
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No, the problem was for instance my sister puts up pictures of our kids at the park. But when I ask her for copies of them she tells me, “They are on face book go get them.” The problem was I wanted stuff she had posted but she only put it on FB, thus I needed to go there to get it.
I do have a private web server up with FTP access, email, chat rooms, forums, calendar planning etc. but family and friends can’t seem to be bothered to use it. Face Book has sucked them in, and rules their life. Personally I do not log in until I get the “It is on FB go get it” line. My personal server has all of the tools that FB offers but since it is not “the in thing” and is not “connected to the world” they feel it is not worth their time. So I gave up, and made the FB account to download the pictures etc. I then repost them on my personal server, just in case one day they come crying “Oh noooo FB crashed and lost all my pictures.” LOL I can then tell them they should have been using my personal server all along.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:15 AM
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I see your point, it is true that fb and the majority of social networks spending billions on a global scale have more or less achieved a status while assuring the users that is good and safe.

It was when i organized a weekend with all the hardware/software in place that i physically or should i say visually showed them how vulnerable their accounts are while targeting other family members without their knowledge. It was and has been something we laugh about during family gatherings.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 08:34 AM
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Good for Germany, I think.

Facebook is a a wolf in sheep's clothing. It is a tool in the CIA's arsenal to destroy internet anonymity; their favorite part about this tool is that people WILLINGLY use it.

I don't think it should be banned, but people should know better. But then again, birds of a feather flock together. And sheep of a wool herd like a fool. Or something like that.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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Originally posted by againuntodust
Good for Germany, I think.

Facebook is a a wolf in sheep's clothing. It is a tool in the CIA's


Just to make it clear here, no such agency exists.



As for FB, yes avoid all contact/(s)



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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Just goes to show, people whine about internet censorship but when it comes it is fully embraced.
You are not allowed to collectively like something, neither will you be allowed to collectively dislike something, like say a government.




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