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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:10 PM

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

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

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/Facebook-accused-massive-data-grab-new-service-automatically-uploads-phone-pictures.html#ixzz2E1OYXe4P

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Reply Facebook accused of massive 'data grab' with new service that automatically uploads your phone pictu (Original post)
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #1
frylock Dec 2012 #7
Drale Dec 2012 #2
bunnies Dec 2012 #3
KansDem Dec 2012 #5
bunnies Dec 2012 #6
madrchsod Dec 2012 #4
frylock Dec 2012 #8
skrempi313 Dec 2012 #9
Brigid Dec 2012 #10

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:16 PM

1. Yet another reason to avoid Facebook like a case of herpes. Or ebola.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:07 PM

7. or you can just elect to NOT sync your photos..

like i did.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:16 PM

2. I've had and used that ability through my phone for a long time already. /nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:18 PM

3. Big Brother strikes again?

Im shocked I tell ya. Shocked!

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Response to bunnies (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:23 PM

5. Yeah, but this is "Big Corporate Big Brother."

Repubs hate "Big Government Big Brother," but love "Big Corporate Big Brother."

Hence the "retroactive immunity" for AT&T after it was caught secretly turning over customers' records to the Bushistas...

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Response to KansDem (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:32 PM

6. Of course!

Because, you know, Gov't is evil and controlling while big corporations have the "little guy" in mind. Im sure they only want this information so they can do good in the world!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:22 PM

4. that`s why i do`t post my pictures on facebook

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:12 PM

8. more sensationalist BS..

i was prompted the other day to sync photos from my phone. i selected NO. end of crises. if somebody selected YES, and is complaining because they didn't read the TOS, then tuff shit.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:42 PM

9. Privacy Does Not Exist Anymore

 

I don't trust any of these information Pig-Sites.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:45 PM

10. This is why I shun FaceBook.

Call me a Luddite if you wish, but some of us still value privacy. I'm not giving mine up punk like Zuckerberg.

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