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Facebook accused of massive 'data grab'..

"Facebook accused of massive 'data grab' with new service that automatically uploads your phone pictures"

  • Photo Sync being aggressively promoted to Facebook's mobile app users
  • It will upload every single picture taken to the social network's servers
  • Facebook will benefit from huge windfall of data it can commercialize
  • It could use that data to build detailed database of users' lives

Facebook has been accused of a massive 'data grab' after encouraging users to allow it to automatically synchronise photos from their mobile devices to the social networks servers.

The social network from Friday began asking users of its mobile apps to activate its new Photo Sync, which will automatically upload each picture to a private album.

Whether or not users decide share the photos on their public newsfeed, Facebook itself will still have access.

That means it will be able to mine those files for their metadata, including the location where the photo was taken, as well as use its facial recognition technology to spot those pictured.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2242255/Faceb...




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Facebook is a Public

Facebook is a Public Corporation. I think they deserve the right to run their business as they see fit according to the law.

My solution is not to use their service. As a geek I prefer to run my own site where I can keep ownership of my thoughts and media. And where I can control what is searchable by all the spiders out there.

For the record: Information posted on the net is no longer private or protected. (Privacy is a misnomer online) This is why you should never say anything online unless you would yell the same thing to a large group of people with video recorders.

Images can be used for ID electronically.

There is software I believe that can identify a person from a photograph. Therefore if you are using false data on Facebook it won't matter. If you appear in any picture anywhere e.g. with friends or officially as in a driving licence or passport then you will be identified at any time or place. This is also the function of CC cameras i believe.

The use of false data may well alert authorities to an intent to conceal one's identity and have the opposite result to the one intended. There is nowhere to hide. Big Brother /Sister has arrived.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Uhhh...

You guys realize that Google+ has already done this for a year or longer right? It's honestly a fairly helpful feature.

If you're super concerned about privacy or your nudes ending up on Facebook, I'd recommend not approving it. For me though, it's not too bad.

Eric Hoffer

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Check following links from Facebook regarding some other changes. Not directly related to the mobile app photo uploading issue. But if interested, you can give Facebook a sounding too, that users will not be standing up for such nonsense.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-site-governance/expl...

https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-site-governance/resp...

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http://facebook.com/NoPropagandaZone
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Sorry but how much more data does facebook need to collect?

I mean, yeah, everybody loves to drink Mountain Dew.

Whoo Hoo! We all love mountain Dew!!! New Flash --- Who cares???

Oh, here's another one -
the American People are unhappy.

Whoo Whoo News Flash!!!!!!!

why are pandas exempt from RICO statutes?

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Use Facebook only to promote message of liberty. Like this:

http://www.facebook.com/NoPropagandaZone

There is absolutely no need to provide Facebook with any real information about yourself (your name, birthday/age, if you're married and if yes to whom, which school you graduated from and when, where you work[ed], where you live, who are your relatives and friends in real life etc.)

None.

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!
http://facebook.com/NoPropagandaZone
http://twitter.com/the_chiefe71

yes, but..

anyone who appears in a cell phone photo will likely
have their image recorded - location, time & etc.
Even if you don't know the people in the picture you
can bet Facebook, the NSA etc. *do*.
They probably are aware of relationships you have
that you are not even aware of yourself.

For example, since they track cell phone locations,
if you passed in close proximity to someone on a regular
basis, this would be known to the system even if the
individuals themselves were completely unaware of the
other's existence.

Also, if they can/are collecting this information images,
are not they likely also doing so for voices? Your voice
is likely identifiable and any time it is picked up even in
the background of someone else's phone conversation
could be used in the same manner as they apparently use
images...

How can such a feature even

How can such a feature even be considered by Facebook, considering serious privacy implications? Imagine use of mobile phones by many to take and store compromising pictures. It is mind-blowing for some random Facebook mobile app to STEAL user's private data & upload it to their servers.

Apart from privacy implications, abuse of content ownership and related issues also seem insane.

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!
http://facebook.com/NoPropagandaZone
http://twitter.com/the_chiefe71

well, it all seems pretty

insane to me, too, but I don't think Facebook/Google/alphabet agencies
give a flying you know what about anyone's privacy except their own.

Collecting and cross referencing as much information as they can
get about as many people as they can for their maximum profit and
control seems to be pretty much what they are about..