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The problem is, as long as the user clicks "Agree" without reading the fine print, they pretty much agree to be wiretapped and data collection.
Which to me is just shady, these corporations obviously plan to use and share this information to someone...
We live in the Informational Age, which is what websites like Facebook thrive and grow on AS A BUSINESS!
The truth is, all of these websites want YOUR INFORMATION, so they can sell it!


here is that elusive fine print that the article used to scare customers:

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i'm not saying that you're wrong about advertising off of our information is how companies like facebook make money, but you shouldn't have a facebook if you disagree with it.
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here is that elusive fine print that the article used to scare customers:
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i'm not saying that you're wrong about advertising off of our information is how companies like facebook make money, but you shouldn't have a facebook if you disagree with it.

If only all apps were this clear when you install them. Normally things like that would be in

"Section 54, Subsection G, part MMXII" in the EULA
    
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post #93 of 100
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If only all apps were this clear when you install them. Normally things like that would be in
"Section 54, Subsection G, part MMXII" in the EULA

that's why this article is ridiculous. this is the screen that they are using as proof that facebook is reading your text messages.
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Yes, and you're sick!


I'm not sick, I'm perfectly well, thankyou. smile.gif

 

And I meant the phone company O2, numbnuts. biggrin.gif
 

 

 

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@Tiger187126 : Oh, im not worried about my info...don't own a cell, dont use FB. they can mine all they want from what i do on OCN, lol. nothing on this system. I'll stick to talking (OMG) in person if i want to relay personal stuff thumb.gif I totally agree with ya though.

What's Daily Mail? a gossip site?
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@Tiger187126 : Oh, im not worried about my info...don't own a cell, dont use FB. they can mine all they want from what i do on OCN, lol. nothing on this system. I'll stick to talking (OMG) in person if i want to relay personal stuff thumb.gif I totally agree with ya though.
What's Daily Mail? a gossip site?

someone earlier referred to it as a fox news-esque paper for the UK.

although to be fair almost every news outlet is guilty of running things like this. if not then we wouldn't have:

"something in your house is killing you, more at 10"
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i honestly dont care..

i do the same stuff online as everyone else.. so its really nothing intersting
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i honestly dont care..
i do the same stuff online as everyone else.. so its really nothing intersting

This, for anyone screaming about privacy issues. These companies don't care about specific users. The information is collected to monitor trends/large scale patterns. Facebook reading your contact list is nothing like spying on girls in the bathroom.
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The problem is, as long as the user clicks "Agree" without reading the fine print, they pretty much agree to be wiretapped and data collection.
Which to me is just shady, these corporations obviously plan to use and share this information to someone...
We live in the Informational Age, which is what websites like Facebook thrive and grow on AS A BUSINESS!
The truth is, all of these websites want YOUR INFORMATION, so they can sell it!

Yes, yours and millions of other people's. Your information, by itself, won't make anyone rich. So you and 1 million other people text messaged the word 'bicycle'. Privacy concern? Really? rolleyes.gif
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This, for anyone screaming about privacy issues. These companies don't care about specific users. The information is collected to monitor trends/large scale patterns. Facebook reading your contact list is nothing like spying on girls in the bathroom.
Yes, yours and millions of other people's. Your information, by itself, won't make anyone rich. So you and 1 million other people text messaged the word 'bicycle'. Privacy concern? Really? rolleyes.gif

You don't think that a robust social network monitoring tool isn't of interest to, and being invested in by other organizations?

Social networks are far less about socializing, and much more about data aggregation. ANYONE can use aggregate social data. Marketing companies, terrorists, spies, malicious citizens, military, academic research, etc. Information on people and their desires and ideas is of interest to anyone, and any system designed to capture and collate that data will be of interest to ANYONE, ANYWHERE. Social networking and the data mining behind it are going to run things in the future. Businesses are already integrating with social media initiatives and community facing ideals. Your posts, emails and tweets are replacing surveys and telemarketing.

The application of this stuff doesn't stop at social networking, that's just where it starts. I think many people underestimate the information potential within large sets of user data, and how much focus is being put on leveraging that data. Spying on you won't entail knowing you or that you exist. It will just entail finding you in the data, whenever and wherever ANYONE decides to look, for ANY reason, EVER - thousands upon thousands of times more efficient than a human.

The problem to me is that marketers and consumer insight companies already know WAY more about your trends, habits and desires than you do. As this data just gets leveraged more and more, people are going to be even more herded and marketed with shorter feedback cycles and more integrated communities.

Marketing has arrived in your social circle, and that isn't good for anyone because marketing owes results to profit, and profit isn't progress.
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I cant see what the problem is, if you're not breaking any laws...

Those people who disappeared in Gulags also hadn't done anything wrong but they died by the millions anyway.
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Originally Posted by nckid4u View Post

In the west most countries are free markets. Nobody is forcing anybody to use these services. If you do not do your due diligence and are unaware of these things going on, this is your fault. If you know it and continue to use them, also your choice. The easiest way to stop this is to stop using services that do this sort of thing, they will go broke, the next company will learn from their mistakes. The opposite is also true. Continue to use them and all companies after them will push it a little further with each iteration.

Free markets? Do tell, I'm dying for you to explain this concept of 'free market economy'.

Nobody is, indeed, forcing you to use the internet or a mobile phone, have a credit card, make payments, get a loan, have children, be born. From the day you are born you are a number and collateral for the debts governments incur.
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This, for anyone screaming about privacy issues. These companies don't care about specific users. The information is collected to monitor trends/large scale patterns. Facebook reading your contact list is nothing like spying on girls in the bathroom.
Yes, yours and millions of other people's. Your information, by itself, won't make anyone rich. So you and 1 million other people text messaged the word 'bicycle'. Privacy concern? Really? rolleyes.gif

Enjoy reading this.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29288
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
We explain that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and a host of other social networking platforms are increasingly viewed by intelligence agencies as invaluable channels of information acquisition. We base our findings on three recent case studies, which we believe highlight the intelligence function of social networking. (Joseph Fitsanakis, Research: Spies increasingly using Facebook, Twitter to gather data, intelNews.org, February 13, 2012)

North Korea, coming to a country like yours. Hope you enjoy it when that time comes.
Edited by Liranan - 2/28/12 at 7:55am
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