44 comments

  • Marten Bjork, 6 months ago

    Most people don't see the problem with giving lots of private information to a large company like Facebook so I created a website explaining some of the privacy implications. I've tried to be factual and link to sources.

    It's not a Facebook hit piece. I like Facebook and use it all the time. I just think their response to the recent news has been vague and lacking. So this site is how I would explain Facebook's data collection to a friend.

    44 points
  • David BogradDavid Bograd, 6 months ago

    Great site! I would make external links open _blank so we get a new tab, instead of leaving your site.

    13 points
  • Nate VandervisNate Vandervis, 6 months ago

    Spicy

    11 points
  • Andrew C, 6 months ago

    I wonder how long it takes the general public to realize quitting Facebook didn't make personal data much safer.

    5 points
    • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 6 months ago

      Yeah, Facebook is only the tippy top o a VERY large iceberg. I was reading an article today about how Google gave Facebook access to call and text logs on Android devices when users allowed Facebook to have access to their contact lists. The GDPR is a nice step but it's going to take a lot more to balance privacy and security online and the U.S. is doing nothing to alleviate the issue.

      1 point
  • Jared KrauseJared Krause, 6 months ago

    This is great, but I'd like to meet these obscure lizard people who still haven't signed up for Facebook.

    4 points
  • John LeschinskiJohn Leschinski, 6 months ago

    "Log most of what you do on Facebook"

    WHAT?!?!?!?!

    4 points
  • Darren Hoyt, 6 months ago

    Love the idea. I tried to tweet about it but as someone else said, got an alert saying it couldn't post because it might be "automated or spam."

    2 points
  • Phil RauPhil Rau, 6 months ago

    This is an excellent page, perhaps the ideal way to disclose what Facebook could figure out about you. If you have a Patreon and make more of these for other services, I'd contribute to it.

    2 points
  • Zsolt Istvan, 6 months ago

    anyone else wondering about the conversion rate of such a page like this? ;)

    2 points
  • Mr FannybatterMr Fannybatter, 6 months ago

    I wouldn’t put ‘facebook’ in the url. If Facebook gets wind of it their legal department will shut it down (at best). Trademark etc.

    Perhaps make it more general like signupforsocialmedia.org

    Facebook isn’t the only shitty company out there so you could target others too.

    1 point
    • Jrtorrents Dorman , 6 months ago

      They only think they can do is have their team of lawyers threathen him. He’s not cybersquating (which is registering someone’s trademark with the intent of profiting from it).

      1 point
    • Darren Krape, 6 months ago

      Could it be claimed as satire?

      0 points
  • Ivan KutskirIvan Kutskir, 6 months ago

    When you install Facebook app (e.g. on android), you clearly see, that you are giving it access to most of your phone data (call history, SMS history, photos, videos), GPS location, it can take records with Camera or Microphone at any time.

    75 millions of people have been doing it for years and now, everybody is acting like nobody noticed it.

    1 point
    • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 6 months ago

      To be fair, they don't exactly spell out in clear terms what they intend to do with that data. If they did that, no one would have signed up. Some of the data collection seems to make a certain amount of sense given the social aspect of the service but they truth of what they collected and what they did with it is, while not completely surprising to me, staggering in its scope all the same.

      0 points
      • John LeschinskiJohn Leschinski, 6 months ago

        They certainly would have signed up, and still acted surprised when their precious data was sold.

        0 points
  • George Brown, 6 months ago

    Is this supposed to be satirical?

    1 point
  • Seth CSeth C, 6 months ago

    This is strange...

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    0 points
  • Julian H, 6 months ago

    I'm getting a "ERR _ SSL _ PROTOCOL _ ERROR". :|

    0 points
  • Xtian MillerXtian Miller, 6 months ago

    Very cool and informative idea!

    0 points