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(The Register)   Facebook says that the insertion of what amounts to a keylogging code in their in-app browser is "necessary to protect user's privacy"   (theregister.com) divider line
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1129 clicks; posted to Business » on 19 Sep 2022 at 12:08 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-09-19 10:55:03 AM  
Do not be concerned. This will improve assimilation for all users!
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2022-09-19 12:09:36 PM  
But I have to use Facebook for [specious reason]
 
2022-09-19 12:14:40 PM  
Why is anyone using that stupid app anyway? is it now just a low rent hookup site for newly divorced Gen Xers and Millennials, and MAGA types for whom Truth Social is a form of sensory deprivation?

That's not a bottomless well...lord knows the kids have no interest in it. In 10 years we'll be saying, "remember Facebook?"
 
2022-09-19 12:16:44 PM  
"We at Facebook have been long committed to respecting the user's choice to make questionable decisions on our platform. We have a tradition to uphold, beyond simply the marriages and relationships that we have helped people scuttle, or the crimes that we have enabled and encouraged. Everyone has the right to make decisions about their privacy, and we at Facebook recognize that some of our users want to make poor decisions. We support our customers from all walks of life, and assure the public that we will give you the ability to make those choices on your own, and we will watch and wait and never comment on how YOU live your life. Adulterer, petty criminal, drug user, thief, huckster, carny, conman, conspiracy theorist, Vaxxer loon, Meta stands by our customers who use this platform and their decision trees."
 
2022-09-19 12:44:10 PM  

H31N0US: Why is anyone using that stupid app anyway? is it now just a low rent hookup site for newly divorced Gen Xers and Millennials, and MAGA types for whom Truth Social is a form of sensory deprivation?

That's not a bottomless well...lord knows the kids have no interest in it. In 10 years we'll be saying, "remember Facebook?"


I use it to keep up with live music. I kept missing out on shows because bands and clubs only advertise on FB. So I created an account that is not my name, and has no friends. I just follow bands and clubs.
 
2022-09-19 12:45:10 PM  

Karma Chameleon: But I have to use Facebook for [specious reason]


I only use it for [lies lies lies]
 
2022-09-19 12:50:10 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Karma Chameleon: But I have to use Facebook for [specious reason]

I only use it for [lies lies lies]


I only use it for low rent hook ups with Gen-Xers and Millennials.
 
2022-09-19 12:52:24 PM  
I see What You typed there, before you changed it and clicked post
 
2022-09-19 12:55:38 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Karma Chameleon: But I have to use Facebook for [specious reason]

I only use it for [lies lies lies]


Yeah?

Thompson Twins - Lies
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2022-09-19 1:05:10 PM  
Tune in a 6PM tonight for: Social Media sites a cancer upon society. Another hard-hitting piece of investigative journalism from our top reporter, Ric Romero.
 
2022-09-19 1:05:22 PM  
They aren't even twins!
 
2022-09-19 1:07:15 PM  
User privacy? Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaha
 
2022-09-19 1:19:12 PM  

H31N0US: Why is anyone using that stupid app anyway? is it now just a low rent hookup site for newly divorced Gen Xers and Millennials, and MAGA types for whom Truth Social is a form of sensory deprivation?

That's not a bottomless well...lord knows the kids have no interest in it. In 10 years we'll be saying, "remember Facebook?"


Several DIY pro audio electronics companies ONLY have support/community help on FB.  Things like clones of Pultecs ($$$ if you buy vintage) or Yamaha CS-80s (6 figures vintage).  So for my own builds, I did need to have an account with a fake name just to get help.  It was annoying when there are so many less crappy ways to do things, like a dedicated forum, but the owners don't seem to want to.
 
2022-09-19 1:40:06 PM  

Karma Chameleon: But I have to use Facebook for [specious reason]


I can edit my posts and there is a much higher caliber of user, meaning that my posts get way more likes/funnies than they do here on Fark.

I mean seriously, look at all of these likes and funnies (and even a love!!!).
Fark user image
 
2022-09-19 1:49:22 PM  
People are using the Facebook app to browse the web? You know, tracking the severely mentally disturbed isn't a terrible idea.
 
2022-09-19 2:15:12 PM  

groppet: User privacy? Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaha


User data is the new Gold
 
2022-09-19 2:19:00 PM  

thermo: H31N0US: Why is anyone using that stupid app anyway? is it now just a low rent hookup site for newly divorced Gen Xers and Millennials, and MAGA types for whom Truth Social is a form of sensory deprivation?

That's not a bottomless well...lord knows the kids have no interest in it. In 10 years we'll be saying, "remember Facebook?"

I use it to keep up with live music. I kept missing out on shows because bands and clubs only advertise on FB. So I created an account that is not my name, and has no friends. I just follow bands and clubs.


Its okay.  The can correlate the cookies there with the Insta/Whatsapp/Facebook tracking icons on other sites 'share' links and get a pretty good idea.  Then they can look at who your friends and family are tagging in photos and other stuff they click on to know exactly who you are you and what you like to do.  It easier whey you give them the data directly, but they're getting it anyway.
 
2022-09-19 3:01:39 PM  
Well, you get what you pay for.
 
hej
2022-09-19 3:16:41 PM  
You should generally be judicious with what apps you install on your devices, but if you install anything from Facebook, you deserve what you get.
 
2022-09-19 3:26:39 PM  

Russ1642: People are using the Facebook app to browse the web? You know, tracking the severely mentally disturbed isn't a terrible idea.


Except that if Facebook discovers evidence that someone is about to commit a crime, they'll just use that information to sell ads.
 
2022-09-19 4:28:36 PM  

hej: You should generally be judicious with what apps you install on your devices, but if you install anything from Facebook, you deserve what you get.


I was recently directed by a service provider, who I don't really have a good alternative for, that I'd only be able to do some unusual account management via their app.

It turns out the Windows 11 Android compatibility layer works well enough. Pretty slow to boot and chews a ton of ram. And no Play store, but I was able to sideload this vendor's app without needing any extra bits. Many will rely on some Google apk or another. Which is all solvable too, and probably still would have been worth it to me to keep them from running code on my phone.
 
2022-09-19 6:48:18 PM  

Linux_Yes: groppet: User privacy? Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaha

User data is the new Gold


Butt-Crack is the new cleavage!
 
2022-09-19 9:26:30 PM  

Klom Dark: Linux_Yes: groppet: User privacy? Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaha

User data is the new Gold

Butt-Crack is the new cleavage!


watch your PC's ports

you are being snooped.........
 
2022-09-20 2:39:24 AM  
"The code in question allows us to respect people's privacy choices by helping aggregate events (such as making a purchase online) from pixels already on websites, before those events are used for advertising or measurement purposes," said Andy Stone, communications director at Meta

The Register asked Meta's spokesperson to elaborate on how injecting code in a custom in-app browser to assess user tracking preferences can be said to "honor people's [ATT] choices" when simply opening web pages in users' preferred browser or with the help of Apple's SFSafariViewController would do so more efficiently.

We've not heard back. ®


Exactly this. Facebook is trying to spin it to say you won't get unnecessary ads (marketing), while the whistleblower and Register are talking about actual privacy choices (privacy).
 
2022-09-20 6:14:56 AM  
20 years ago ths would have made news as FB being malware.
 
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