Facebook Is Building Shadow Profiles of Non-Users

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by CloneRanger, Oct 18, 2011.

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  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    * http://europe-v-facebook.org/Compalint_02_Shadow_Profiles.pdf

    So even if you never created a FB account/profile, they have been & are secretly creating them in non users names, maybe yours/mine, to datamine us via proxy, so to speak. What a set of *****
     
  2. Dude111

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    Yes this site is nothing more than a front for the GOVT to collect info on people.... Im not surprised @ all!!!!!
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    ... Sarcasm? >_>
     
  4. dw426

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    Eh, well..complicated, lol. Facebook itself is not a front..that's going a little far with the theories. However, it is used by the government extensively for intel purposes..but so is Twitter. There's nothing strange about that, it's access to 800+ million people. The U.S of course isn't alone in that, every stable government spies on Facebook and Twitter. Both of these companies, plus Google, are government friendly, regardless of privacy policies and other nonsense.

    Edit: I also want to point out that this new accusation is just that, and accusation. The coming days/weeks will give us more information. Do I suspect it is true? Yes. Remember, this is Facebook, they attended the same "Shoot yourself in the foot, get publicly whipped and try again later" school that Google did.
     
  5. J_L

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    Oh great, nobody's private unless they block it entirely.
     
  6. dw426

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    Such is the nature of the Internet. I never have figured out how people manage to think that every computer connected to each other in the world enables them to have true privacy. Still, again, this particular situation is still unconfirmed, and I don't see it being confirmed for quite some time without a lot of digging and a heaping helping of "pressure" from power players.
     
  7. Dude111

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    Well you gotta admit people going out on facebook PROVIDING THIER REAL INFO and everything about them,IS TOTALLY STUPID!!!!

    There are ways to remain PRIVATE if your willing not to use social media,etc.... (AND YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR OWN LIFE (PRIVACY))
     
  8. Pinga

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    Which government are you referring to? Any evidence/references?
     
  9. dw426

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    As I said, the U.S and all stable governments (EU, Middle East, Asia and so on).

    As far as publicly available references:

    http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/10/14/1426232/government-admits-spying-via-facebook

    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/10/13/government-spying-social-networks/

    http://gawker.com/5663307/inside-the-governments-facebook-spy-operation


    If you're asking for me to show you a CIA operative's fake profile or the tools used by the NSA with the company's knowledge, I'm afraid I won't be doing that for you.
     
  10. Noob

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    Synchronizing data? Nothing new, everyone does it . . . except me :D
    Well i do for Chrome and my booky marks that's all i sync. :)
     
  11. dw426

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    o_O How did data synchronization get in here? Lol

    Edit" Never mind, I see where you got that from now :D
     
  12. siljaline

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    Some of the recent complaints filed by EU v Facebook are cited here Among them some of the more currently used functions of Facebook are logged basically forever.

    More in the recent complaints filed

    These are some of the inherent risks by using social sharing, on the Web
     
  13. Dude111

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    The story is hitting MSM which is good (Although i dont think it will matter :()
     
  14. siljaline

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    Facebook Fires back on ‘shadow profile’ accusation
    More at Link
     
  15. J_L

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    All those ABP rules may not be necessary after all, if this is opt-in.
     
  16. siljaline

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    Substantiate your reply and statement with raw evidence so the readers can understand your rather cryptic reply. Most would argue that nothing on Facebook - assuming you're talking about Facebook, are non opt-in


     
  17. J_L

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    I thought you of all people would get it, with all the evidence directly above posted by yourself. Do I have to quote?
     
  18. LowWaterMark

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    Bickering posts removed. Let's focus on the facts and the thread topic, not our opinions of the other posters.
     
  19. Rilla927

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    I don't do any social media accounts, none at all.

    It's beyond me people will get on there and tell their life (good and bad) stories. Do they really want any potential employers finding this infoo_O o_O
     
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