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2018-03-02 01:08:27 AM  
I don't know who said it, but it's true: if any service is free, you're not the customer, you're the product.
 
2018-03-02 03:08:38 AM  
In three steps, you can click Settings > General Account Settings > Start My Archive.

Don't see an option for that anywhere.
 
2018-03-02 03:29:25 AM  
Now, how do I, as a nonuser, make it remove data it has collected about me through other people?
 
2018-03-02 04:57:46 AM  

fusillade762: In three steps, you can click Settings > General Account Settings > Start My Archive.

Don't see an option for that anywhere.


They gave the incorrect steps or it has changed. The last step is to click on link "Download a copy of your Facebook data" at the bottom.
 
2018-03-02 05:20:15 AM  
 
2018-03-02 05:37:55 AM  
What the interior of Facebook's HQ might look like:

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2018-03-02 05:58:37 AM  

nmrsnr: I don't know who said it, but it's true: if any service is free, you're not the customer, you're the product.


Ur the Gimp.
 
2018-03-02 06:58:58 AM  

Don Gato: On that same page, a far scarier linked story.
http://www.newsweek.com/russias-pussy-​riot-punk-group-two-band-members-disap​pear-after-being-harassed-822061


But they were found a day later.
https://music.mxdwn.com/2018/02/27/ne​w​s/pussy-riot-members-go-missing-in-cri​mea-but-are-later-found/

Was going to link to the newsweek article but autoplay video happened. And the annoying version that follows you as you scroll down the page.
 
2018-03-02 07:16:03 AM  
Ads can be targeted by location, gender, education, age, financial income, ethnicity and political affiliation. It was, of course, that last option that was seemingly exploited by the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election, leading the company to drastically shake up its approach to news.

And Fark you Zuckerberg. F*ck you in your goddamn nose.
 
2018-03-02 07:29:21 AM  
This is much easier and highly recommended....

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2018-03-02 07:34:33 AM  
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2018-03-02 08:16:14 AM  

solokumba: This is much easier and highly recommended....

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I did the same thing.. of course it's actually still there on their servers.
 
2018-03-02 09:00:17 AM  

likefunbutnot: Now, how do I, as a nonuser, make it remove data it has collected about me through other people?


You never signed an agreement to be an end-user, so you technically have no end-user rights.

The best remedy for this situation is to take that data and let it born into a full-fledged account! Add your friends, tag some pictures, plot your daily commute and we'll get a personalized package of curated products placed on your page! It's so easy, you'll forget all about ever wanting to delete any harvested data that you never agreed to.
 
2018-03-02 10:22:48 AM  

Joafu: likefunbutnot: Now, how do I, as a nonuser, make it remove data it has collected about me through other people?

You never signed an agreement to be an end-user, so you technically have no end-user rights.

The best remedy for this situation is to take that data and let it born into a full-fledged account! Add your friends, tag some pictures, plot your daily commute and we'll get a personalized package of curated products placed on your page! It's so easy, you'll forget all about ever wanting to delete any harvested data that you never agreed to.


Zuckerberg, is that you?  Get out of here and fish for new users somewhere else.
 
2018-03-02 10:32:43 AM  
FaceBook, Inc
FBI
Coincidence?
 
2018-03-02 12:17:23 PM  

likefunbutnot: Now, how do I, as a nonuser, make it remove data it has collected about me through other people?


Move to the EU and send them a nice letter.

"Hello, my name is DerAppie and I demand that you delete all data connected to this phone number xxxxxxx and these e-mail addressess: xxxxxxx, xxxxxxx. You have one month."
 
2018-03-02 06:36:29 PM  
I've recently begun to see a proliferation of Surrogacy Ads on my Facebook timeline. I have absolutely no interest in being a surrogate, and I've never searched on Google "How to be a surrogate"

The only explanation I can think of is that Facebook must have been listening when I was having an intimate conversation with an older gentleman who was longing for a child, and I was suggesting he get a surrogate and have a baby to raise on his own, like our mutual friend had done.

/Siri, how can you be less creepy?!
 
2018-03-02 06:49:26 PM  
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Stops Facebook, Twitter etc buttons on web pages reporting your visit back to them. There are concerns on what Ghostery itself does with that data, so it comes down to who you trust. I have Ghostery and UBlock Origin on Chrome, Edge and Firefox browsers.
 
2018-03-02 08:41:49 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: [img.fark.net image 850x531]

Stops Facebook, Twitter etc buttons on web pages reporting your visit back to them. There are concerns on what Ghostery itself does with that data, so it comes down to who you trust. I have Ghostery and UBlock Origin on Chrome, Edge and Firefox browsers.


^THIS!
 
2018-03-03 01:13:13 AM  

meenkya: Carter Pewterschmidt: [img.fark.net image 850x531]

Stops Facebook, Twitter etc buttons on web pages reporting your visit back to them. There are concerns on what Ghostery itself does with that data, so it comes down to who you trust. I have Ghostery and UBlock Origin on Chrome, Edge and Firefox browsers.

^THIS!


All that, plus I have PiHole blacklisting any Ghostery domains.
 
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