Belgian court gives Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking users

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by ronjor, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. ronjor

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  2. Palancar

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    Why would any internet user trust providers to not track their cookies, etc...? You don't even need to own a cookie to track it.
     
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    So if you like or share something on a site other than facebook, and you do not have a facebook account, they still track you?
     
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    Of course, Google does exactly the same thing. They set and retrieve cookies as you cross the internet.
     
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    But wait. You can't "like" something without a Facebook account, right? In a Facebook sort of way, I mean.
     
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    But my understanding is that setting of advertising cookies is independent of the "like" button or am I missing something?
     
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    I've never paid much attention to Facebook etc. So I'm confused by this. From the previous phys.org article:
    http://phys.org/news/2015-06-belgian-watchdog-facebook-court-privacy.html

    So how does "like" work for those without Facebook accounts?
     
  8. caspian

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    When someone posts a picture, video, or article there is a small like button below it. And there is also a share button if you want to share someone's post on your timeline (your page) or on a friend's page. But in this article they just say "after they click "like" or "share" on a site". They're not specifying Facebook only. Google Plus has a like button too. Noscript shows Facebook in it's list with many of the websites that I go to but it's blocked by default in my browsers. I didn't start using Facebook until more recently. I use a browser that is connected to my real identity and never any of my other browsers. I also use Sandboxie and delete the sandbox after ever visit.
     
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