FAcebook Leaks like .... Again

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Longboard, Oct 26, 2012.

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  1. Longboard

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    Really $5? Where can I go to get this deal. I would love to have 1.1 Million emails that i can use to make more then the $5 in the first place by getting people to view pages with Google ad-sense on them. In-fact any online business would be crazy not to take this deal.

    I don't know what they are doing. I could make $500 over and over selling those same emails in quick succession to online advertisers / retailers. I could probably get a good $10.000 before anyone knew that they were non-unique lists. Whoever sold these for $5 is stupid.
     
  3. LoneWolf

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    Yet another reason (as if I needed another one) why I do not now nor will I ever use Facebook.
     
  4. Sir paranoids

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    same facebook blows,never used it nor will i ever use it.:D
     
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    Scary if it was true!:eek:
     
  6. Wroll

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    It's only an email address.
     
  7. TairikuOkami

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    Indeed, like I care how many emails will end up in a spam folder, 1 or a milion a day, it does not really matter. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Longboard

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    No, it's not
    You think thats nothing ?
    What could you get for $500 ?
    If facebook cant secure its own data, what else has been leaked.?
    Maybe your id has been scraped ?


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/fake-facebook_n_2104102.html?utm_hp_ref=technology

    Maybe there is some one out there using your email & scraped id to browse child porn.?

    FWIW, obviously, Facebook is not alone, there have been many worse data breaches.
    This is not meant to be FUD, just a comment on Facebook security and privacy.

    Cool: join face book for all the friends you can make.!
    E-mail lists are often regarded as commercial property for sale in many legitimate businesses.
    Noone seems to care about wider aspects.
    Heh: carful wot box you 'tick'.

    FAcebook really can have a great role to play for many users: I can see many great features.
    Mostly just dross.
    Now being commercialised = worse dross, and still dangerous.
     
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    I have no idea at what they can use my facebook ID and my ISP has my IP and my browsing data.

    99% of Facebook data is garbage. I'm more interested when will this bubble of gathering garbage about people will blow.
     
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    Well put, I have my FB profile public. I am more concerned about the government, which puts my private data online or about banks, which share my financial data with ... .
     
  11. Longboard

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    Ya, both on the ball.
    FAcebook symptomatic of complete lack of understanding of privacy, and, attempts to leverage that into commercial markets.

    Just tip o' the 'berg.

    You are quite right about data scraping by govt, ISP, banks, etc etc etc
    All of course covered by the ubiquitous "We respect your privacy...we would never..... "

    Its hard to comprehend how data stolen data can be leveraged to commercial advantage by cyber thieves: the sheer scale ...

    LOL: our various goverments seem to think they own all our data, can use it any way they like, that we trust them with our data security and should be grateful for same..
     
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