Facebook Tracks the Location Data of Some Users Who It Views as Potential Threats

I dunno if I’m that high on their radar but this doesn’t surprise me one bit…. FB is a dictatorship and that’s what dictators do…. follow ppl they consider threats to the regime…

Facebook wields unparalleled power when it comes to the amount of data it collects on its billions of users—this we know. But thanks to all that information it hoovers up across its various services, the company is also able to use said data to track individuals it deems as posing a threat to the company or its executives, CNBC reported Thursday. Continue reading

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Did you know these iPhone apps record your screen while you use them?


Fucking Apple.. smh but google ain’t much better with some of the latest news of their data collection methods….

When an app says it’s collecting data for technical support or analytics purposes, it seems innocuous but a report by TechCrunch and The App Analyst found a number of iOS applications that went much further without informing users. The apps mentioned, including Air Canada, Abercrombie & Fitch, Expedia, Hotels.com and others used analytics software from a company called Glassbox that embeds “session replay” tech to show them exactly what users are doing. Continue reading

FamilyTreeDNA Gives FBI Access to Its DNA Database

Sheeple are so trusting….

There are plenty of reasons to be wary of at-home DNA testing, particularly if you’re concerned about genetic privacy. That’s especially true now that it’s come to light that FamilyTreeDNA, one of the largest private genetic testing companies, is cooperating with the FBI to give its agents access to its genealogy database. Continue reading

How Facebook Schemed Against Its Users

This story should surprise no one… FB ain’t shit…

Last year, I was trying to solve a mystery. Facebook’s “People You May Know” tool was outing sex workers’ real identities to their clients, and vice versa, and I was trying to figure out how. A sex worker using the pseudonym Leila told me she had gone to great lengths to hide her identity from clients by using an alternate name, alternate email address, and burner phone number—contact information she didn’t provide to Facebook—yet Facebook was still inextricably linking her with her clients, suggesting them to her real-name account as people she might want to friend. Continue reading

How To Stop Google From Tracking Your Location (Really) | Gizmo’s Freeware

Map with location pin

that’s Google 4 ya…

Turning off Location History doesn’t stop Google from tracking you. There’s one more account setting you can change to prevent tracking.

Google is in the news recently. It seems turning off Location History in a Google account doesn’t completely turn off tracking. Continue reading

Facebook Shared User Data With Russian Company Mail.ru Through Extensions

We all know Mark and FB are full of it….

After the Cambridge Analytica chaos, Facebook started mass-scale investigations to look for any other partners potentially abusing Facebook data. They made high claims regarding the transparency and effectiveness of the investigations to attempt to regain users’ trust. However it seems every few weeks, we hear about some suspicious activity or blunder by Facebook exposing data. This time, it was revealed that Facebook shared user data with Russian company Mail.ru for quite some time and even gave them special privilages. Continue reading

How to Beat Geoblocking and Access Content from Anywhere

If you follow the news about internet privacy and freedoms, then you will have heard a lot of discussion recently about geoblocking. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it refers to the restriction of access to web content based on a user’s location. In other words, it means that some websites will be available in the US but not Canada, or that you will be restricted to using a different version of a site when you access it from China than when you access it from Sweden. Continue reading

Facebook Is Using Dark Patterns To Undermine EU Privacy Rules

FB never plays by the rules…. bitches….

GDPR, a new European privacy law, means users must explicitly give permission for most data collection. Facebook would like you to give them that permission.

Lucky for Facebook they’re very good at getting people to do what they want. We talked last week about how tech companies use Dark Patterns to trick you, designing things to subtly push people into doing what benefits them. Well take a look at this example, from a Facebook blog post announcing their new GDPR features: Continue reading