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.
How about treatments for other similar services?
I'm all for that! I might do it if I have time.
Funny thing most people "deleting" facebook are probably still using Instagram... Take that facebook data collection!! lol
Great site! I would make external links open _blank so we get a new tab, instead of leaving your site.
I wonder how long it takes the general public to realize quitting Facebook didn't make personal data much safer.
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.
"Log most of what you do on Facebook"
When I read this I was actually wondering what they are NOT logging^
This is great, but I'd like to meet these obscure lizard people who still haven't signed up for Facebook.
Oh, you mean the 5.5 Billion lizards who aren't on Facebook yet? ;)
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.
Thank you, much appreciated! :)
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."
Happy you like it! I registered and made the site last night, and Twitter spam filters seem a bit suspicious of such a new site. I'll ping you once it's white-flagged.
Hi again! Twitter now accepts the link.
anyone else wondering about the conversion rate of such a page like this? ;)
Is this supposed to be satirical?
Why would you think it's satirical?
because half of the list is optin features.
Even if that is the case, it doesn't make it any less useful.
Facebook will attempt to
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.
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.
They certainly would have signed up, and still acted surprised when their precious data was sold.
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.
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).
Thanks. I've tried to be very clear that Facebook is not the sender.
Could it be claimed as satire?
I'm getting a "ERR _ SSL _ PROTOCOL _ ERROR". :|
This is strange...
Mon dieu :D Must be Twitter's infamous spam system being suspicious of a brand new domain.
I'd suspect it's because that URL structure makes it look a bit like a phishing scam – presumably Twitter blocks any URLs that contain 'twitter' or 'facebook' in the base URL for that reason?
Fortinet also labels it as "Spam URLs".
Thanks! I sent them a request asking them to unflag it :)
Fortinet has now unflagged the site.
I got this, too. Twitter is so, so bad at things.
Hi all. Twitter is now OK with the link :)
Very cool and informative idea!