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[–] Ah_Pook 0 points 159 points (+159|-0) ago 

Serious question, and I mean no ill: are you actually surprised by this?

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[–] BustyChicksFTW 0 points 75 points (+75|-0) ago 

It's literally in their TOS.

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[–] SavePrivateRyne 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

All major free services do similar stuff. Gmail skims through your emails in the same way.

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[–] doctor_cucumber 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The problem is that many users signed an old terms of service, I imagine.

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[–] 5447469 3 points 22 points (+25|-3) ago 

You'd be angry because you have simply been naive, or in denial. But suit yourself. Facebook is almost as bad as google, and yet people aren't informed.

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[–] piv0t 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

With yourself? For expecting something different?

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[–] jeffwingersballs 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

it's good to share because there's always going to be someone that's not in the know until the information or just the idea is introduced to them.

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[–] scorinth 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

To my mind, the problem is the large sector of people who "know it happens but don't care" . . . at least until Facebook accidentally airs their shameful fetishes.

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[–] darthtater 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Serious affirmation, and I mean no ill: that's beyond the point

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[–] 5446981 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

If someone you know has told you that they have a habit of stealing from all of their friends, and you continue to be his friend, you shouldn't be surprised when you later learn that he has stolen something from you.

Similarly, Facebook should be treated like malware filled with telemetry bullshit, since that is all it had ever claimed to be in the last few years.

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[–] muffalettadiver 2 points 127 points (+129|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Get. Off. Of. That. Shitty. Fucking. Website.

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[–] revofire 3 points 6 points (+9|-3) ago 

Are there any large alternatives though? I mean Voat is pretty solid but content is lacking left and right so...

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[–] BannedFromVoat_wtf 0 points 57 points (+57|-0) ago 

Who goes to farcebook for their content?

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[–] redrocket 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

where will i go to see the retarded babble my retarded family, friends, and people i went to school with or met one time, are constantly spouting?!

you could use Hangouts -- consolidate all your being-spied-on to one company.

anyone know of a private hangouts alternative? it's the only thing i'm actually tied-tied to...

so far I've got:

  • tutanota for email
  • firefox for browsing (just for reader mode, otherwise i'd chromium for html5/css3 support)
  • duckduckgo for search engine
  • signal for texting/phone

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[–] Doomking_Grimlock 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Let me ask you a question in turn: what service does Facebook provide to you that is so necessary to your continued existence and happiness that you need Facebook or a Facebook alternative in your life?

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[–] Demose 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Diaspora* is a very nice alternative. It can hook into your other social media accounts (such as facebook), inform you of your friends activities on said sites, and vice versa.

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[–] 5446555 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

Once upon a time, Facebook introduced the ability to embed "Like" buttons on webpages, so you could Like things while away from facebook.com. (This is now a common feature among many sites.)

I explained to whoever wanted to listen that when you visit some webpage with a Like button, that Like button gets loaded from Facebook web servers, meaning they have the ability to see what you're browsing on the Greater Internet without having to Like it. Even if you're not logged in. Reactions were mixed, but in general there was disbelief that this would be used, much less abused.

6 years later...

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[–] the-gerbil-in-my-bum 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

ghostery sold out, use privacy badger instead

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[–] Biscuitbaiter 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The really good part of this all is that even if you don't use or have Facebook they track you based on those pages. Same thing for people that get tagged or mentioned on another person's Facebook. That info is now public domain even if you yourself don't have or use Facebook.

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[–] Kookus 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

Well.... yeah. They're probably doing a whole lot more with that data, too.

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[–] MaxDragon 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Presume everything you do, say, type and the entire contents of your PC,phone, device are constantly being scanned for your benefit, of course.

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[–] EndDrugAndOtherWars 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

everything you say when your phone is in your pocket, unless you take out the battery; if you still can; new batteries are internal and cannot be taken out

shame because i have a chinese phone with ubuntu on it I want to switch to permanantely, but it has the permanent battery :-(

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[–] Mother_Lover 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

It would be great to have a 'privacy phone' with an LED that is hard wired to light up whenever the microphone or camera is on.

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[–] throughtheblack 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

MX4 or Pro 5?

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[–] Sjsnz [S] 6 points 1 points (+7|-6) ago 

As Amalek I already do lol

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[–] piratse 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Okay? How do you people noT grasp this concept.... IT'S THEIR COMPANY. YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THIS. YOU ARE SENDING MESSAGES ACROSS THEIR SERVERS. YOU LITERALLY AGREE TO THESE THING. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE IT STOP USING THE FUCKING WEBSITE.

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[–] Drejul 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It's the same when people make those pathetic "Youtube stop banning our accounts! Our livelihoods depend on our Youtube videos!" How do these people not realize they are willingly uploading their videos to accounts that Google owns?

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[–] parallaxx 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

They listen to your conversations too via the mic in your phone. Just like Google

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[–] Heks 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I love pooping and knowing that at some point before I found out, Google was listening in on my violent sharts.

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[–] KittenCat 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Facebook started suggesting a page for me that was my favorite gelato. I've never spoken about it. I took a picture of it on my phone. Once. I didn't even post the picture; it's just one of many random pictures sitting in my phone. Those fuckers are shady.

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[–] CheekyMonkey 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hello, can I ask you why you used the word "gelato" ? I'm assuming you're talking about ice cream and I'm assuming you're from the US (I'm from Scotland and lived in Italy for years), sorry if I'm wrong. I've noticed it more and more these days and don't really understand why its happening. Is it ice cream being marketed as something different or higher quality or something? I'm really not trying to be a dick but it seems a little pretentious to me so I thought I'd try to find out a little more.

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[–] SoloPoloVision 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Gelato usually means Italian style ice-cream

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[–] KittenCat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I just used the word because that's what it says on the container. :p To me, it tastes like ice cream. I think somebody told me that gelato is more rich or dense or something like that. I don't know. I just eat it.

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[–] scorinth 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"Ice Cream" vs "Gelato" is like "Whiskey" vs "Scotch." There are a lot of things that can be served as ice cream, and gelato is a specific type that's been getting attention recently for being slightly different (and sometimes higher quality) from other offerings.

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