Deleted my Facebook account today! Had enough of privacy violation and fake news.
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- I don’t know if it’s a millennial thing but why do people feel like they have to announce this? If you hate FB, fine delete your account. Or if you want to stay, then stay.
But why does it have to be announced to the world like you climbed Everest? So someone’s little ego can be massaged by random people on the internet?Apr 2, 2018 7
- My own company?
As a company we’d rather stay out of the news.
As a product I use it to see pictures of friends and family and their kids or going on vacation. Another has posted about their kids journey through leukemia. FB is all about how you use it and the quality of friends in your network.Apr 3, 2018 1
- Amazon total19But Facebook do encourage people in their social network to share their updates, which includes motions they support. So why is that when the motion is about delete Facebook, you would suddenly start condemning it? Isn’t this the opposite of facebook’s value proposition of a social network? Isn’t this a little hypocritical?
Moreover, Mark Zuckerberg said he didn’t want the “thumbs down” response because he doesn’t want to spread negativity. And you are doing it by labeling people “millennials” and belittling their actions. Sounds to me you are not a fan of Zuck’s value. Is this how double-standard Facebook is?
- Scapegoat for trump? Wokkkk://www. Out of touch and how much kool aid are you drinking? It’s clear that FB manipulated and flat out lied about what they store with android users; we all know it’s free for a reason and everything is being sold to marketers but flat out lying is just a big “peace out” and Zuckerberg has made it too easy to dislike him. Anyone with a brain can see through his “white liiiiiies” cue grandmaster flash.
- Info means a lot of different things so you might not care but I do. For example, i know that my household income and zip code is how marketers segment me and that’s easy to figure out. Who I’m texting and storing videos without opt-in are not cool. I use Airbnb and love it but know that with my zip code, where I travel I’m being tracked but it’s on the up and up. Fitbit does not sell its data.
- Companies that don’t rely on advertising for revenue don’t need to sell data to make money, so of course Airbnb doesn’t “sell data” either.
So Facebook stores info on who you’re texting and whatnot – does it bother you that some rando with no context could gain access to it? Does it matter? Just looking to understand another perspective (for example, I dgaf about my mundane conversations being read by randos).
Airbnb also stores and may potentially pull up conversation details between guests and hosts. This helps us detect and prevent fraud, understand messaging usage patterns, understand what guests and hosts are looking for, and generally help improve the platform. Would you also consider this a privacy violation?
- Facebook isn’t rando it’s intentionally tracking stuff about me and yes personally I care and don’t want FB using it. Also it’s their attitude. Facebook gives zero fucks about privacy. If I like a product I’ll pay good money for it. FB is free for a reason.
If I use a product yeah I get people look at data but it’s usually encrypted or use case specific but IMO it needs to be spelled out and I get what you are saying digital world, it’s all out there. It’s the way FB does it; just ridiculous.
It’s simple - the more I know about facebook, their ceo, and their hubris; I’m peacing out.
- Facebook / Eng ExxonmorePlease practices for interviews, then try your best to get your ass here. I promise after getting in and understand everything you will understand how stupid you are by making all of those accusations. Otherwise you’re just an outsider giving stupid opinions based on faults assumptions.
- Facebook does not sell data. Somebody stupid enough to think that does not understand technology or ads. We allow advertisers to target specific audience by allowing them to specify what audience they want to reach, not by selling data. If Facebook was in the business of selling data then the current scam of Cambridge Analytica would not have been any big deal. It would have come under radar much before. Seriously? Please read the news before forming half baked opinions.Apr 3, 2018 2
- If you didn’t opt into the personality app, then your data wasn’t shared to Cambridge Analytica.
The call log data is probably analogous to Googles incident where it collected WiFi data from its cars that collect images for maps. People suck down data all the time and figure out what to do with it later. Everyone in the industry does this.
Don’t buy the media hype. After all, the news you’re reading is for free, right? So do you think their motivations are necessarily evil?
It’s naive to think that just because you’re paying for a product that a company has your best interests in mind. You think that Apple is a benefactor because you have to pay 2x for a battery vs the OEM price? You pay a premium for their products and all they want to do is lock you in to their ecosystems that you’re buying all their other products. Doesn’t sound like altruism to me.
Based on the descriptions of what happened, it’s clear that some people like AlfaRomeo are pretty clueless as to what actually happened. More media sheep.
- Serious question. Do people really care that advertisers know what you like and target you based on your online activity? Every tech company logs data about users and uses that information to make money. What are even people’s expectations of privacy? (I certainly don’t have any, so this Facebook “scandal” doesn’t bother me at all)
- Facebook Facebook ♨Too bad you fell for media’s traps. Good luck living in media’s narrative instead. I’m sure they’ll feed you all the facts you need and live happily ever after 😀
- Honestly why the fuck should anyone besides you care if you delete Facebook, Uber, IG, whatever else.
Do it, or not. It’s a personal choice.
The issue I have with the tag is the absurd signaling.
“I deleted Facebook, so you should too”
Biatch, you don’t know me. It’s highly presumptuous that you think our action should be co-ordinated.
- Facts: In a recent report on the Rohingya crisis, Marzuki Darusman, head of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, said Facebook “substantively contributed to the level of acrimony and dissension and conflict” in Myanmar. “Hate speech is certainly of course a part of that,” Darusman said. “As far as the Myanmar situation is concerned, social media is Facebook, and Facebook is social media.”
- “Privacy is increasingly a selling point for technology users, but for social media companies, data abuses are a feature, not a bug.” This makes me really sick!
Facebook Data Scandal Has Left Zuckerberg Isolated in Big Tech
- The way u seek attention is an indication that u are the kind of user who announced grandly that they quit and silently come back within days or start using another platform to satisfy their need to massage their egos. Btw, did u delete Instagram, Whatsapp and messenger? They are all Facebook. 😂😂 and go ahead and delete your google, amazon, Uber, tweeter and Snapchat accounts, if you are concerned about your privacy. And why are u on blind by the way. Because u think they don’t collect your data? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
- How is this scapegoating? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/03/revealed-facebook-hate-speech-exploded-in-myanmar-during-rohingya-crisis