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[–] YugeDick 2 points 56 points (+58|-2) ago 

We've been warning these sheeple about social media since myspace. Fuck'em.

I still think everybody should delete their accounts from all such nonsense but I'm not sympathetic now just because they let their info get used by the "wrong side." They were all applauding this exact same shit when their data got used by O'bomber.

Zero fucking sympathy here.

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[–] NonyaBidness 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago 

They don't need sympathy, but "fuck em" is not a good idea for you, "us", or "them". They betray your info by revealing everything else. You're the rest. There is no hiding. At least not without some new tech, and a huge shift in attitude about intel hygiene.

Speak the truth. The world desperately needs heroes right now. You know better, and standing by and watching them won't save you from the fallout.

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[–] YugeDick 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Warning them about it didn't save me either. I've never had an account on any of those kind of sites. I'm well aware how the use of them by others exposes me. I warned them before and they didn't listen. Warning them now that they've finally listened will make no difference. All I have left to give is a hearty "I told you so."

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

Fuckerberg the pervert

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

This is truth, once there is an interest in the data it will be used. The average user of computers has historically been very ignorant about security. When asked why they prefer Apple computers or devices, many people will state that they don't get viruses and don't get hacked, or are harder to hack. The media has never talked about safe computing practices like they do other things, like smoking or the flu that I can recall. There has never been a cycber or computing security campaign like there is for smoking or human trafficking that I can recall. People are so ignorant that they dont seem to have a rational reaction to the inexcusable breaches that corporations such as equifax has. How would the average person react to someone entering their home and making copies/going through their financial documents? how would someone feel if you told them to hand out copies of their family photo albums to random people in front of walmart? The truth is, one would have more privacy posting their pic on a billboard along a freeway than putting it online. The average person uses it as entertainment. Social media is entertainment IMO, average people simply do not take it seriously yet, chasing likes and subscribers. and acting surprised that there is no privacy? We only have 2 or is it 3 generations raised "online"? its new tech and largely unregulated. And of course, dancing pigs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_pigs

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

Victims of their own complacency.

But what's your solution then?

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[–] Vvswiftvv17 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I think it's cute that you somehow think you 8mmune because you avoid a few select website's and social media accounts. You are not. I was a prospect researcher. I got paid to find info on people using nothing but an address. Social media was always my last stop. It just confirmed for me everything I found.

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

I think its gotta be media manufactured. There is so much info on everyone available on line through public records ect, what people WILLINGLY post on themselves is just icing.

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

Yeah no one pays attention to if a flashlight app in the android app wants your contacts and precise location. Some of that responsibility falls onto the user to pull their head out of their ass.

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[–] moarzor 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Oh man. It took me days to grind a permissions free flashlight. Completely outrageous.

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[–] NeedleStack [S] 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I just use a flashlight. It's hardy, won't shatter if I drop it, and it won't know who I telephoned 8 days ago.

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

Part of that is from back when you had little control over what it got and it never really asked for them. Part of it is because permissions still are not granular enough. At one point just knowing if a phone call was active (in order to cut off a feature while the call was ongoing) the app had to have permissions to everything related to phone and contacts. And you couldn't just disable that permission.

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

flashlight app in the android app wants your contacts and precise location

I thought it was so it could Morse Code my friends in the dark like an Aldis lamp.

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

Smart phones are convince over privacy

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[–] YoHomie 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

They are only discovering a portion if what Facebook has on them, only a portion. If anyone thinks they can see the total amount of data they have on you, they are diluted beyond hope.

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[–] srgmpdns 3 points 41 points (+44|-3) ago 

they are diluted beyond hope.

So... homeopathic?

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

Take this upvoat already, ffs.

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[–] a11en 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes and that means super strength when it’s diluted so much!!

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

Pretty sure the word your looking for there is "deluded", buddy.

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

I stand corrected. Good thing I never claimed to be a goddam genius. At least I can claim to be smarter today than I was yesterday. Thanks for the correction my friend.

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

The information that can be derived from the meta data alone is staggering.

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[–] NeedleStack [S] 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You can scroll through this very interesting thread here. I know most voat goats don't go on Twitter but I think this thread warrants an exception.

In this user's thread are these instructions on how to retrieve and look through your Facebook data:

go to your facebook settings https://www.facebook.com/settings

click 'Download a copy of your data' they'll email it to you once it's downloaded, you can open it to extract all the files out.

then open the 'index.htm' file and go to the 'contact info' tab

He wrote a script "to dump all cell records in the ZIP file and print statistics". The script can be found here.

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

mine doesn't have call logs and is missing quite a few phone numbers including my ex's(who I don't care about, but it should exist) and also a few other girls I talked to(which I do care about). I lost the numbers when my phone broke. Was hoping facebook saved them for me without my permission :(

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

what the actual fuck ?? the downloaded copy has call logs since the beginning of time

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[–] Paneedleribena22 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Nah.

Wait until google shows you what they have on you

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

There's a place in Google you can go to see part of it. Shows driving history, web history, etc. They save it all.

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

And you can turn most of it off, but I suspect that just hides the info.

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[–] 12279615 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Google definitely knows way more about you than that though.

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

I'd need a bigger hard drive to even download it.

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[–] Skyrock 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Remember: If you are not paying for the product, then YOU are the product.

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[–] haveyoursafespace1 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

How much did you pay for voat?

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

Voat is effectively a non-profit hobby project that runs on donations and ads, not on data trade.

Although I would like to see another financial transparency report by Putt, especially since the store has been closed...

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

Three fiddy

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[–] rockjay556 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well look at all the permissions the app requests. Like I mean you basically give it root access to your phone. Of course it's logging shit.

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[–] lipids 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is what happens when people don't take phone app permission requests seriously. They'll approve every permission request without thinking and then freak out when this happens. This is just a repeat of the spyware flood in the 00s, but on phones.

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

What you're saying makes sense except that some apps won't run unless they get all the privileges. Custom Android ROMs have fine grained permissions but most people don't have such a thing on their phones to truly control app permissions.

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

This is a problem with users and their lack of concern. App permissions exist precisely because of the spyware shit a decade ago. But if users don't put their foot down and refuse to install this stuff, the permissions don't matter.

As far as I can tell, default roms have fine grained permissions but custom ones include spoofing to bypass apps that try to hold non vital permissions hostage.

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

There's an obvious and simple response to this: don't run the app.

It's a shame that so many stupid cunts wanted toys and convenience more than they wanted to keep control of their information, but that's how humans are.

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

I love that people are actually starting to see what facecrap actually is, but seriously, what the hell did they expect?

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