Facebook’s New Tool Lets You See Which Apps and Websites Tracked You

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by boredsecenthusiast, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. boredsecenthusiast

    boredsecenthusiast Registered Member

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    Howdy Members,

    So Facebook now has made a tool that according to NY time can do the following:

    "The tool, Off-Facebook Activity, allows users to view the hundreds of sites and apps that share data and customer information with Facebook. They can then erase the data it they want."

    The question is:

    Facebook's core business model is advertising revenue now come they are letting users accessing data. Is this a marketing gimmick or they are tired to people quitting facebook?


    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/technology/facebook-tool-privacy-apps-websites.html
     
  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Great. I will surely try it when more is known.
     
  3. reasonablePrivacy

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    Maybe they just predict most of Facebook user base will no care and will not use this tool? And this may please regulatory agencies.
     
  4. Minimalist

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    I think so too. I'm sure that most people I know and use FB won't bother with it and probably even won't know it's there.
     
  5. reasonablePrivacy

    reasonablePrivacy Registered Member

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    Also what about AI? Data was used to train AI. Do they make AI unlearn what have it learned based on data user is willing to delete? Does it is even possible to make AI unlearn something?
     
  6. Minimalist

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    Facebook delivers ‘clear history’ tool that doesn’t ‘clear’ anything
    https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/20...lear-history-tool-that-doesnt-clear-anything/
     
  7. mood

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    Judge in Facebook Sex-Trafficking Case Blocks New Privacy Feature
    August 23, 2019
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...ficking-judge-blocks-history-clearing-feature
     
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