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In one embodiment, a method is described for tracking information about the activities of users of a social networking system while on another domain.
Originally posted by UniverSoul
reply to post by Humint1
already got rid of my facebook account!
Originally posted by SevenThunders
I've got news for you. A lot of the conspiracy web sites use tracking software, some more pernicious than others. I think godlike productions is owned by a spyware company.
Originally posted by Hazon
or whoever owns gpl also owns a spyware comany?
easier this way i think?
Originally posted by samlf3rd
reply to post by UniverSoul
Originally posted by wayno
I still use Facebook, but now every time I am finished I first navigate to a neutral site like "Startingpage search", then I clear out/delete all 7 to 10 facebook cookies. You have to to leave facebook's site altogether before deleting because just being one of their pages, will set some cookies.
I also use Ghostery while brousing anywhere. It certainly feels better than just letting it all hang out there. Whether all this has any real benefit, I couldn't really say.
The thing is, this tracking is done primarily for business/ consumer issues, but now that its there, who's to stop it being used for political or moral watchdogs? We need to fight to maintain a degree of actual privacy.
Originally posted by fluff007
if you did have facebook and you closed your account, was it 'deactivated' or deleted? as i've been reading up on a couple of things and appearently it ain't as easy as you'd think to delete an account...this is from awhile back, and the deletion process has changed since, but its still tricky.....
check out this guy, who is particularly amusing
here's an updated how to for peeps who may need it
so unless you have permanently deleted your facebook account, not 'deactivated', all your information is still in their database....
every post you made, every piece of information you gave, who your friends are, what you like and dislike....
and also what you look like....to me it seems like an easily accessible database for any governmental organisations who wish to spy upon the public....they have all your information and whats worse is that everyone willingly gave that information....
i cant say i'm a fan, but then again its incredibly useful to keep in touch with old friends, or friends who live half way across the planet...as its also free.