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Just got this msg in my notifications panel. I am near nuking FB - I think that is the last draw for me. Posting excerpts - you may want to check / know about.


Making Ads Better

Let’s say that you’re thinking about buying a new TV, and you start researching TVs on the web and in mobile apps. Based on this activity, we may show you ads for deals on a TV to help you get the best price or other brands to consider. And because we think you’re interested in electronics, we may show you ads for other electronics in the future, like speakers or a game console to go with your new TV.

:point_right: So if you have installed Messenger on your mobile - REM it now! It was disclosed that because they are a 'native' iOS app - FB has access to 'data' which includes apps you use - when - how often - etc. Best to remove Facebook as well - unless you are ok with above.

:point_right: Best to remove it completely and force a shutdown (press start button + on/off button until you see the Apple come up - then release; wait 2 min restart iPhone) to clear cache.

:point_right: Adjust your 'ads preference' here - choose 'no one'.


What You See
Customize what you see from friends and advertisers

Finally out the bag how to alter what you 'see' in your feed -> a) create a 'Close Friends' list b) like more 'Pages' (companies?) you care about. Read: help FB do narrow casting by auto-targeting or else your feed is going to be invaded by all kind of stuff you don't give a pooh about.. As mine - yours is.

Interesting admission after the fact.

FB if you think I will divulge who are my close friends and contribute to building your commercial ecosphere by liking more Pages - you just told me in blunt words this is how you gonna hyper-target me.


What kinds of information do we collect?

Things you do and information you provide.

We collect the content and other information you provide when you use our Services, including when you sign up for an account, create or share, and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content you provide, such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created. We also collect information about how you use our Services, such as the types of content you view or engage with or the frequency and duration of your activities.

:point_right: Never Never NEVER use geo location in your photos anywhere - that includes any photo apps - check 'settings' of each app to deactivate. Not only are you revealing where you are at a certain moment - but also create a bread-crumb of your whereabouts.


Things others do and information they provide.

We also collect content and information that other people provide when they use our Services, including information about you, such as when they share a photo of you, send a message to you, or upload, sync or import your contact information.


Your networks and connections.

We collect information about the people and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them, such as the people you communicate with the most or the groups you like to share with. We also collect contact information you provide if you upload, sync or import this information (such as an address book) from a device.


Device information.

We collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you install or access our Services, depending on the permissions you’ve granted.

We may associate the information we collect from your different devices, which helps us provide consistent Services across your devices.


Here are some examples of the device information we collect:

Attributes such as the operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and device identifiers.

Device locations, including specific geographic locations, such as through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals.

Connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language and time zone, mobile phone number and IP address.


You can opt out from online behavioural advertising from all participating companies (which means that 'some' companies are obviously not participating - but at least it's something):

:point_right: Select your region: EU - US - CA


It's very important to SEE and REALIZE that all these changes are MOSTLY affecting and are targeting MOBILE devices - but is written to 'cover' both desktop / mobile useage.

Any doubts about who / what Facebook is about?? New TOS is the wake up call everyone needs. It's time to do something about this unrelenting invasion of our dignity and privacy.


Addendum: I Asked a Privacy Lawyer What Facebook's New Terms and Conditions Will Mean for You by Michael Grothaus

Facebook Just Hired The 'Father Of Statistical Learning Theory'.

Why would that matter? Zuckerberg asked LeCun to help the company make sense of all its data.

/cc @cacheflowe @budnitz @todd @lucian

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