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

Daily Mail [UK], by Damien Gayle

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/4/2012 5:09:14 AM

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

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 12/4/2012 6:21:28 AM     (No. 9047303)

There have been stories of pedophiles searching pictures of kids and how easy it is to get the location, that was before this app. Parents and grands should be aware of the danger before posting those pictures of their family. An email going around has a link to a Snow Globe of your home, just enter your address, yikes, no privacy at all, anywhere.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/4/2012 6:24:38 AM     (No. 9047308)

Boy, that FB sure makes it tempting for me to rejoin.

Not.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 12/4/2012 6:28:23 AM     (No. 9047310)

#2,

Same here. I like getting in touch with old friends, but don´t like the creep factor. FB doesn´t add much to make its users feel secure, either.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: corndoggies, 12/4/2012 6:58:26 AM     (No. 9047344)

I did two things. Deleted the app from my cell and went to the privacy settings and changed a bunch of stuff. I live some distance from my kids and grandkids and fb is a wonderful way to see them growing up but fb is getting way out of control on "sharing".

The sad thing is trying to teach our kids the value of privacy as fb (and sadly some adults) are teaching them to share every single life moment as soon as it happens.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Libertygal, 12/4/2012 7:45:22 AM     (No. 9047409)

People that claim FB is an excuse to stay in touch frustrate me. There are many free photo album sites online where you can post photos privately and only share with certain people, not the Federal Government, theives, pedophiles, or scam artists. At the very least research exif data on your phone images and learn how to remove it before sharing your pictures.

There are also other sites like myspace, and other free blogging sites you can use to stay in touch, as well as email.

FB is data mining, facial government recognition, rights violators. Get out while you can. Just because you think you are doing nothing wrong doesn´t mean this administration agrees!


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Reply 6 - Posted by: privateer, 12/4/2012 8:26:51 AM     (No. 9047482)

For a couple years now, I have suspected that FB is the equivalent of "The Phone Co" as portrayed in the whimsical 60s movie "The President´s Analyst" e.i. the most powerful, diabolical, controlling---yet unsuspected!---intelligence entity in the U.S.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: OperaBuff, 12/4/2012 8:30:41 AM     (No. 9047491)

Facebook is a danger. A few years ago they were grabbing all of the phone numbers from people´s cell phones. At first they flatly denied having done it, but when they were caught out they said Sorry, we won´t do it again. Well, they´re doing it again.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/4/2012 9:01:31 AM     (No. 9047573)

Fakebook: Did you get the one with the O symnbol with a special center picture?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bob913, 12/4/2012 9:42:54 AM     (No. 9047673)

google.com
Click on Images then drag a photo to the search field. It will search for a similar match. I dragged a photo a co-worker had taken of me in 2003 that has since appeared on the internet when I searched my name and it found a second photo of me that I did not know where it came from.

To see how it works take some one famous like a celeb and do this. You will be amazed how it works and horrified.

What Facebook and others are doing is stealing all your information then selling it.

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