On November 12 Facebook, Inc. filed its 178th patent application for a consumer profiling technique the company calls “inferring household income for users of a social networking system.”
“The amount of information gathered from users,” explain Facebook programmers Justin Voskuhl and Ramesh Vyaghrapuri in their patent application, “is staggering — information describing recent moves to a new city, graduations, births, engagements, marriages, and the like.” Facebook and other so-called tech companies have been warehousing all of this information since their respective inceptions. In Facebook’s case, its data vault includes information posted as early as 2004, when the site first went live. Now in a single month the amount of information forever recorded by Facebook —dinner plans, vacation destinations, emotional states, sexual activity, political views, etc.— far surpasses what was recorded during the company’s first several years of operation. And while no one outside of the company knows for certain, it is believed that Facebook has amassed one of the widest and deepest databases in history. Facebook has over 1,189,000,000 “monthly active users” around the world as of October 2013, providing considerable width of data. And Facebook has stored away trillions and trillions of missives and images, and logged other data about the lives of this billion plus statistical sample of humanity. Adjusting for bogus or duplicate accounts it all adds up to about 1/7th of humanity from which some kind of data has been recorded.
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I do not blame Facebook for human stupidity. Saying that was silly of you at best. I never made such a claim.
Knowledge is power and people really need to see just how much power they are giving to a stupid thing like Facebook.
the Government would provide the MASSIVE data dumps they have from Echelon, See the internet was built with Echelon integrated, so ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you do on the internet is intercepted and downloaded on a Data dump, currently however as with Google data, then its all useless, until they get the system to sort through it up and running.
But remember, the internet was a state sponsored affair, Echelon is a integrated part of the internet, everything you do on the Governments world wide web is monitored,