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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:21 AM
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They may track some sites but not all sites. No not even all sites with facebook buttons. Case in point not ATS certainly.

If the button is a widget or a image served from facebook.com then yes they can track you. If the image is on the site you are on (as it is here) then they cannot track you. (unless you click that link to go to them that is).




posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:21 AM
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Under extremely special circumstances and a lot of legwork in regards to running through a lot of tape, you can delete your profile. Supposedly.

However, under the terms of agreement, basically any content you upload to Facebook is theirs.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:29 AM
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Last Straw...

FB permanently deleted as of 14 days and counting...

Fed up with this sh*t



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:30 AM
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post removed for serious violation of ATS Terms & Conditions



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:41 AM
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Block facebook and other sites out of your personal data with this for google chrome if you use it.

chrome.google.com...



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:49 AM
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Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
reply to post by Highlander64
 


In this thread you will find instructions for creating a batch file to remove LSO's (Local Shared Objects), and a link to a small utility called "Kill Flash Cookies". These remove otherwise permanant cookies from your computer.

If that link is broken, here is an alternate link:
www.softpedia.com...


Secret Cookies On Your Computer That You Cannot Delete
www.abovetopsecret.com...


thanks

I hope everyone got that



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:51 AM
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thats exactly what we are saying

pretty bad for your friend

thanks to settings he never knew were possible

we need to draw the line folks about what is right, decent, and acceptable online re data mining



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 05:26 AM
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If you are concerned about privacy on the internet, don't expect someone to do it for you, with privacy settings, take it into your own hands. I honestly am not really concerned about this. I guess if I decide to start doing something illegal I'll work on being more secretive.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 05:30 AM
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Well technically data mining could shape your life. It could restrict the kinds of things you are exposed to (only ads for things it thinks you like, never anything different, nothing spontaneus) which does have a direct effect on you.

I just don't really either way is why I'm not concerned.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 05:43 AM
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I felt physically ill when I read about this. I'm proud to say I'm two months clean when it comes to facebook. Felt so free when I deactivated it... except for the fact that it's just deactivated... you can never delete it. *shudder*




posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 06:35 AM
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Facebook is not the only company that does this as stated above. Google is another. So How do you protect yourself from tracking cookies if you don't know who's tracking you?

There are a few ways to do this most involving browsing through a proxie server. I don't love this idea because it makes your browsing slower but it works. You can also use a web browser made to run on such a proxie network.

Here are a couple of links that talk about both and offer suggestions on what to use.

www.makeuseof.com...

www.techsupportalert.com...

Also using Google is a No No. Use IXQuick or Scroogle instead. scroogle.org... www.ixquick.com... They are made to give you safe searching with no cookies.

Since this issue is important and doesn't involve just Facebook, I'd like to hear from folks who know other good ways to protect yourself on the web from these kinds of malicious companies - not to get off topic, but I think it's all closely related and important enough to discuss here.

I am interested in solutions that don't slow down your browsing.
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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 06:46 AM
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Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
If you are concerned about privacy on the internet, don't expect someone to do it for you, with privacy settings, take it into your own hands. I honestly am not really concerned about this. I guess if I decide to start doing something illegal I'll work on being more secretive.


Are you implying only people who do illegal things should worry about tracking cookies? It's not "just" about advertising. You post on forums right? How would you like to know there is a team of experts pouring over every post you ever made from years back, and finding ways to use that data against you say if you ever made the "wrong" choice in life? This data could be sold to governments, banks, credit card companies etc and they can use it to gain advantage over you. It really IS Big Brother just in a pretty colorful non threatening way - they are so subtle about it, you think no harm can come from it. That's exactly where they want you. They have your number.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 07:05 AM
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I understand your concerns, however I don't see what the big deal is really.

If you're that worried about your Information being compromised, here is a simple solution, don't post it.

Yeah, Facebook will ask you to fill out all your personal Information, and yes they do sell that Information, of course, that's just the way things work online, it's money.

Personally when I signed up, I just filled out the general Info, nothing too personal, such as my address, phone, work etc.

So yeah, unless you're some big time drug lord, crooked politician or slimy pervert, I don't see any Issues.

You've just got to be cautious, that's the Internet for ya, So cover your credit cards with tin foil and move on !

Good Luck !



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 07:12 AM
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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Since this issue is important and doesn't involve just Facebook, I'd like to hear from folks who know other good ways to protect yourself on the web from these kinds of malicious companies - not to get off topic, but I think it's all closely related and important enough to discuss here.

I am interested in solutions that don't slow down your browsing.
I don't know how to avoid the issue with facebook other than to either not join facebook, in which case they can't track you, or put fictitious information in your profile so if they track you. it's not really you they are tracking. The downside of that is the push to identify people by their IPs. They already can do this to some extent for fraud investigation but that's the exception, if they make it the rule then even the fake profile won't help because they will know who you are from your IP.

The other major problem with Facebook is that even if you set your privacy settings, they keep resetting them when they make site changes, so unless you're constantly re-checking your privacy settings, you're going to have problems with that. If Facebook would just maintain my privacy settings after I set them, I wouldn't think it's so bad. But they don't do that and I think it's one of the biggest problems with the site.

And employers have refused to hire people after reading their facebook profile, for things you might not even think are job related. If you mention to a friend that you sent in a bill payment 2 days late that could cost you a job if the potential employer reads that to mean you aren't responsible. The people that say they aren't doing anything illegal so they aren't worried about it are missing the point. You don't have to do anything illegal for facebook to cause you major problems. You might not even know your facebook account is the reason you didn't get that job, just because they didn't like something you wrote, that was perfectly legal.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 07:18 AM
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I got a big laugh out of this when checking out the link


Sign up for Facebook to connect with How to permanently delete your facebook account.


That is too funny...



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 07:22 AM
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I always thought it was funny how you could send the delete account option and facebook still kept your profile and info and the like. Never should have signed up for it but my GF at the time insisted. Now i just use it for dis info and BS in hopes they will get tired of my antics and just delete me off the system. Same for myspace. What sucks the most about it is theres not even a building or hard target you can go and destroy to get out of it.


FACEBOOK LEAVE ME ALONE!



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 07:25 AM
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I highly doubt, unless there is reason to believe there is a need to, that people are pouring over my posts. I'm kind of a nobody. However I do believe it is most likely that it would be sold for advertising. Either way, I was saying if you are afraid of that then you (people) need to take it into your hands and not just gripe about a company that gives a free service that uses your info. Why would people expect anything less?



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 07:38 AM
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Do yourself a favour and don't join FB in the first place




posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 07:46 AM
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Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
Either way, I was saying if you are afraid of that then you (people) need to take it into your hands and not just gripe about a company that gives a free service that uses your info. Why would people expect anything less?
ATS gives a free service and all they do is make us look at advertising in exchange.

They don't try to track every detail of our lives like Facebook does.

Some free sites have much better privacy policies than others.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 07:55 AM
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Use firefox with ghostery and/or request policy.

It stops 3rd party reporting so you cant be tracked, FB and google are terrible at this. Google knows every single site you visit.

Even this site has 4 trackers on it.



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