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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 08:02 AM
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I know, but people don't come here to post themselves.
Either way, I'm just saying, are you shocked that a website that gives away free social networking profiles does this? You get what you pay for.
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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 08:16 AM
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The recent changes to FB were the last straw for me too, not so much for the invasion of my privacy but because I'm really NOT interested in what everyone else is doing!! What an extremely irritating and annoying change
and nothing I seem to do is getting rid of it!! I'm not really a 'share every small detail of my life' kinda person and since I only used it to play a few games and share vids/articles I found amusing/informative etc, I haven't deleted my account or 'deactivated' it. They already have my data stored, is there really any point in going through the hassle of changing it to something false? Honestly, I have better things to do.

Am I going to miss it? Well yes and no, I've enjoyed the interaction with random strangers around our little blue marble that I play games with, some are hilarious, some are bordering on certifiable and some are just ordinary people like me, facing life's ups n downs and at times make me feel like I'm not the only one having a hard time sometimes. I will miss the people! I won't miss FB as such, it's just a program.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by Highlander64

Facebook tracks you even after logging out


www.smh.com.au

In alarming new revelations, Woollongong-based Nik Cubrilovic conducted tests, which revealed that when you log out of Facebook, rather than deleting its tracking cookies, the site merely modifies them, maintaining account information and other unique tokens that can be used to identify you.

Whenever you visit a web page that contains a Facebook button or widget, your browser is still sending details of your movements back to Facebook, Cubrilovic says.


Facebook's new Timelines feature creates a chronological scrapbook of major events in your life. Photo: AFP

"Even if you are logged out, Facebook still knows and can track every page you visit," Cubrilovic wrote in a blog post.

(visit the link for the full news article)


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Social networks are companies that sell info to the highest bidder. The email address i used to registrate on FB(and ONLY for registering there,never used for any other purpose,and never gave to anybody) is being bombarded daily with spamm from "green card lottery" pages... Nothing u can do about it,only ignore it. Anyway facebook help me of keeping contact with my friends around world,that is the only reason i am using it,we speak anyway on skype,or ICQ,so Zukenberg really has no interests of me



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 08:33 AM
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I don't think I have ever gotten spam from facebook. I dunno though my email automatically deletes spam.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 08:36 AM
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It feels great to deactivate my facebook, knowing that they can't track where I am hahaha



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 08:37 AM
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does facebook know or track that you have been on ATS?
it has the facebook button and all



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 08:51 AM
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Down load adobe flash player settings manager, that should sort it out. I havent got the link but if you google it then you find it.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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That pisses me off at the thought of it...

I dont have much to hide though so ehh..



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 09:00 AM
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A simple guide how to protect yourself:

www.heraldsun.com.au...



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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The following article shows a nice list of all the people and companies who are in league with the government and most likely love the Patriot Act:
www.huffingtonpost.com...


•John Doerr, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
•Carol Bartz, president and CEO, Yahoo!
•John Chambers, CEO and chairman, Cisco Systems
•Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
•Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO, Oracle
•Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix
•John Hennessy, president, Stanford University
•Steve Jobs, chairman and CEO, Apple
•Art Levinson, chairman and former CEO, Genentech
•Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO, Google
•Steve Westly, managing partner and founder, Westly Group
•Mark Zuckerberg, founder, president and CEO, Facebook


It's all about keeping us safe from terrorists and protecting our freedoms, right?

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Every time you hear Hoagland say "Google is your friend", know that he might as well be included in this list as well.
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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 09:44 AM
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Folks, please, stop for a moment.

OK Thanks.

Now - Can someone please explain to me why I should be at all bothered about what information FB has on me?

Or google for that matter.

What possible cost or harm can come to me from the status quo?



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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well iv added extensions to my opera that blocks every facebook does on other sites (like buttons etc) and iv installed fb purity so take that zuckerburg :p



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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those that are stupid enough to use farcebook get what they deserve.
no surprise it tracks them even when they leave ..
Dont worry big brother will take good care of all his children on farcebook after all he has their best interests at heart ...



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 10:05 AM
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Originally posted by Expat888
those that are stupid enough to use farcebook get what they deserve.
no surprise it tracks them even when they leave ..
Dont worry big brother will take good care of all his children on farcebook after all he has their best interests at heart ...


What will we get?

I don't get this paranoia.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 10:09 AM
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Bye Bye facebook.


You may choose not to use it anymore, but everything you ever did with them is still on the record -- for eternity. Your account with them is never deleted, just put to sleep temporarily; ready to be awakened (by them or you) at any moment for the slightest reason.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 10:17 AM
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Cookie tracking online internet marketers use this to tag a potential customer. Theres no conspiracy behind this. All you must do is remove and delete your cookies and history forever.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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There are some very confused individuals on this planet that walk amongst us. Facebook like any other site online are big in business in marketing. Cookies are used to track users especially comes in handy for affiliates to track a potential customer or client and make future sales with them.

Facebook and Google are big names in the marketing industry and will use any form of strategy/method to regain user(s) interest.

This paranoia needs to stop.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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i think i'll shall be quitting facebook very soon, ha "quitting facebook" soon facebook rehab clinics will be sprouting up all over the world!



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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Mark Zuckerberg is big brother!



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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I'll make this a final message. Facebook is and has been ran by national security ever since the launch. Are you people docile enough to believe for one minute that any of your information is for freedom speech. BIG business marketers make money of all your online information without your consent. They do not share your information with third parties however anything that you click or share on there website you are making them HUGE commissions and are helping to support their advertising & marketing online social media network.

Have a good day.



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