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Discussion in 'Debates & Discussions' started by Lips_Pearls, 19 March 2018.

  1. Lips_Pearls

    Lips_Pearls PV Sprtr

    Why you really need to get off FB

    Cambridge Analytica, a British firm, has been caught out with over 50 million users' profiling, analytics, data, information, friends information and more data than you can throw a stick at.

    You've probably heard something about it in the news, but do you really know what it means and most of all, what it means for you?

    They harvested data and information using an API and their very clever (it really is) technology.
    They (Cambridge Analytica, or for this thread CA) promised to FB that they anonymised the data and destroyed it, after FB execs requested it.
    However, it seems CA actually sold the data to 3rd parties, which is a practice frowned upon by FB in a big way.

    They have broken laws and created a massive issue over exploitation, I.D theft, personal data leak and so much more.
    As some of you know, we don't have any FB accounts after deleting them a good few years ago. But we use them for the site.
    Are you on there? Do you know what's happened with your information?
    Do you understand what they've done & what has actually happened?

    If so will you remain on there or shut your account down including all associated data?
    Over to you... :)
     
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    • No idea what any of this means... I am cloned

      Xxxbibaxxx
       
      • Lips_Pearls

        Lips_Pearls PV Sprtr

        :D
        It means if you are on there, all of your data including personal data and preferences etc, (potentially) is in the hands of someone else. x
         
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        • Ah well .....
          Stephen uses it more than me and only for business... What sort of personal info?
          God imagine if it named everyone I've slept with... How big is the database?
          Lol
          X
           
          • Lips_Pearls

            Lips_Pearls PV Sprtr

            It has harvested ALL information, even down to personal choices about pretty much everything. Shopping, food, clothing etc. Everything you have done on there has been leaked (potentially).
            I say potentially because you don't know if they have your info.
            Regarding the rest, well what can I say. You're a busy lady xx :tiphat: :ninja:
             
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            • meandlis

              meandlis Admin Admin Sprtr

              Yes. No. Well, sort of. A bit.
              I know, vaguely, how they should be using our data, I know how our data could potentially be wrongly used, I know that CA are an incredibly shady organisation, I know that this information and much more like it, has been exploited for rather dodgy political ends, but I must admit, I find it all a bit mind-blowing.
               
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              • DiamondJoe

                DiamondJoe PV Sprtr

                Read the article and have a think about it.

                Governments are putting hundreds of millions of dollars into this shit
                 
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                • Well we only complain about restaurants and bars on there.. Unless trip advisor is willing to pay for our details. .. It's worthless..
                  And yes I am a very busybiba.

                  Xxxbibaxxx
                   
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                  • Lips_Pearls

                    Lips_Pearls PV Sprtr

                    I'll try and explain a bit more tomorrow as it's party night here in Swansea. :D
                    Not that I know that much, but I think I know enough to explain it in detail.
                    Absolutely they are. Millions! Bastids.
                     
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                    • Lips_Pearls

                      Lips_Pearls PV Sprtr

                      Sadly it's not just that, it's also anything you've downloaded and used any FB API along with it. x
                       
                      • Oh no .... People will no where I get My viagra......

                        Honestly I don't care.... It has taken Stephen over a year .. Not exaggerating . To finally figure out how to connect the WiFi range extender .
                        Being honest I would still be trying to figure it out

                        Xxxbibaxxx
                         
                        • DiamondJoe

                          DiamondJoe PV Sprtr

                          See, this is why the world is in the shit lol

                          In a nutshell: the Cambridge Analytica case encapsulates all of the problems of corporations working for governments – at a global scale, with added cyberweapons. And in the middle of it all are the public – our intimate family connections, our “likes”, our crumbs of personal data, all sucked into a swirling black hole that’s expanding and growing and is now owned by a politically motivated billionaire.

                          The Facebook data is out in the wild.

                          Have a nice day :)
                           
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                          • meandlis

                            meandlis Admin Admin Sprtr

                            I am starting to feel rather like someone has gone though my cyber-knicker draw o_O
                             
                            • DiamondJoe

                              DiamondJoe PV Sprtr

                              Maybe someone has... it's quite astounding
                               
                              • Sorry hun I fell asleep ..
                                Xx
                                 
                                • meandlis

                                  meandlis Admin Admin Sprtr

                                  It is. That first link you posted, I had to re-read so many bits of that article, for reasons of what-the-actual-fuck? o_O
                                   
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                                  • DiamondJoe

                                    DiamondJoe PV Sprtr

                                    Shh... watch the vid
                                     
                                    • DiamondJoe

                                      DiamondJoe PV Sprtr

                                      I don't know how effective Cambridge Analytica's methods are but I do know that ever since Obama's grass-roots, internet-driven campaign of 2008 political parties and governments have been trying to harness the power of t'internet. Largely with very ham-fisted results.

                                      What CA have done is marry targeted advertising techniques and big data gained illicitly to attempt to 'nudge' public opinion in the political arena in the US.

                                      As I say, I don;t know how actually successful they were - Trump can be seen as a reflection of voter dissatisfaction with established elites, economic worries &c &c and I wonder if CA was any more effective than, say, the Russian government in ushering in a new era of chaos.

                                      But politicians are willing to pay for it, and corporations are in hot pursuit.
                                       
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                                      • DiamondJoe

                                        DiamondJoe PV Sprtr

                                        The story is developing this evening...

                                        Cambridge Analytica's executives have also been filmed by Channel 4 News suggesting it could use honey traps and potentially bribery to discredit politicians, and the Information Commissioner says she will seek a warrant to examine the databases.

                                        Oh dear.

                                        Warrant sought for Cambridge Analytica
                                         
                                        • Vanezza

                                          Vanezza PV Sprtr

                                          Ah I'm getting it now.. They will find I like 3 people.. and porn and vaping :D
                                          Good luck getting political leverage out of that.
                                          I have always mistrusted FB and any site I have to add too many details to so the details I add are fictions :whistle:

                                          N xxx
                                           
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                                          • Watching the video won't change anything . I can't turn back time . I won't be able to alter anything . There is nothing I can do .
                                            Therefore why waste my time and energy worrying about something I have zero control over ..
                                            Pointless . Hence I don't care
                                            Xx
                                             
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                                            • Therapon

                                              Therapon Admin Admin Sprtr

                                              Never had a sickbook account but data collection and analytics has always been with us and the more we use online services the less anonymous we become.
                                               
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                                              • Agreed.
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