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How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You'Ve Ever Met

Science & Tech  (tags: Facebook, privacy, technology )

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Inside Facebook's Black Box: Investigating the secret algorithm that knows who you know


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Freya H (358)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 2:00 pm
I'm adding this to my already long list of reasons to NOT have a Facebook account.

Kathleen M (210)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 2:39 pm
Thx for sharing this info Judy! Don't have a FB account, but apparently that's not enough to protect one's privacy. Very annoying and very scary!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 3:11 pm
Glad to be no facebooker - never felt a reason to participate on this platform and further never will! :)
Thank you, Judy

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 12:34 am
If you have a smartphone or iPhone, you can say goodbye to complete privacy.

Shared article over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Fiona O (561)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 7:17 am
Dangerous....but I have to belong to grandchildren would not forgive if I did not.

Ben O (140)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 9:03 am
Facebook...? -No, thanks very much!

TOM T (248)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 9:19 am

Lenore K (0)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 7:05 pm

Peggy B (43)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 6:00 am
Privacy is a thing of the past now that Trump is loosening privacy regulations. it's not just facebook.

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 7:34 am

Roberto M (88)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 8:01 am
we need our privacy when using Facebook

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 10:28 am
You can control your settings on social media, including facebook, twitter, google+, tumblr, but at the end of the day, if you want privacy, don't use social media.

Or, get a GMAIL account.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 11:37 am
Noted, Thank you

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:44 pm
Noted, Thank you

Mitchell D (87)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 3:53 pm
Not there, not now, probably never!

Lenore K (0)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 6:06 pm

Janet B (0)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 7:33 pm

John Gregoire (291)
Friday November 10, 2017, 4:17 am
So another reason to not own a smart phone! FB has been a valuable professional and avocational tool and I could care less about this social stuff as we have private groups in all areas.

Winn A (179)
Friday November 10, 2017, 7:55 am
Good Grief

Kimberly Wallace (0)
Friday November 10, 2017, 11:57 am

Lenore K (0)
Friday November 10, 2017, 2:31 pm

Janet B (0)
Friday November 10, 2017, 8:06 pm

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday November 12, 2017, 6:05 am
There is no privacy anymore even if you are not on FB. Use a credit card? They know where you shop and what you shop for. How about those cards to get rewards at the grocery store or other chain stores. Your electronic footprint is everywhere, register a car, buy a home, sell a home, your taxes, registration when you's all there.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday November 13, 2017, 12:17 am
It's not the technology, per see, that's the problem. It's what people DO with it, how they use it.

We have whistleblowers like Edward Snowden to be thankful for that.

Judy C (91)
Tuesday November 14, 2017, 9:42 pm
We really can't assume that there is any privacy anymore, as Dandelion says. I have never had a credit card, though. I also don't have a Facebook account. There are a few times when I wish I did, because I could be connected to a lot of people that I would like to have some contact with. A few years ago I did let some friends talk me into joining Facebook. However, before I even posted a single thing, or filled out my profile information, Facebook started popping up all over everywhere that I was on the Internet. I felt like I was being stalked. I found it so intrusive and annoying that I had them delete my profile. It was quite difficult to do so, and it took a couple of weeks. Sometimes I feel like joining again, but I resist the urge to do so.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 10:53 am
Being UNPLUGGED has its advantages and disadvantages.

It's a question of knowing when to switch off, rather than allow one's self to be dragged off, or dragged in to any conversation.

We are social creatures, so sometimes, easier said than done.

Judy C (91)
Friday November 17, 2017, 12:57 am
I certainly agree with that, Darren. It just creeped me out when little pop-ups or ads from Facebook started showing up everywhere I went online.
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