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Facebook’s #Instagram is as privacy invasive as #Facebook

Facebook’s #Instagram is as privacy invasive as #Facebook

Log in to Instagram in a browser. Click on your profile icon at upper right. Click on the round, slightly gear shaped icon next to your channel name and “Edit Profile” button. Click on Privacy and Security option on the pop up menu. Page down and click on View Account Data. Here you can see that they record – forever – any current and former phone numbers and email addresses you have provided. They also record – forever – any…

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#Facebook uses your phone number for 2FA to better target you with propaganda advertising #NoTrust

#Facebook uses your phone number for 2FA to better target you with propaganda advertising #NoTrust

Facebook uses your security questions and security data such as your two-factor authentication phone number as yet another way to scoop up data about you, including using the phone number to link you to data stored in friend’s contact lists, over which you have no control.

Telecomm and ISP companies on privacy

Telecomm and ISP companies on privacy

A telco lobbyists sent a document to the wrong person, who has gone ahead and shared it with all. The telcos argue they’ve long supported privacy for their consumers – except, as the author of this linked article notes, that is not true at all and they have already admitted they view everything they can get.

Google collects everything about you, and its creepy how invasive they are

Google collects everything about you, and its creepy how invasive they are

Google collects massive amounts of data about you, every day, 24 x 7, including when your phone is turned on but not in use. This post links to an academic paper on the data collected and how it is collected using Android and Chrome. Both products are designed and used to gather information about your interests and your life.

Technical analysis reveals extent of Google’s use of Android as an invasive, 24×7 surveillance device

Technical analysis reveals extent of Google’s use of Android as an invasive, 24×7 surveillance device

Google’s Android OS is specifically designed as a surveillance tool, to collect invasive and detailed personal information about all Android users, globally. Researchers show that an idle Android phone, left on, reports location data to Google 14 times per hour. If you use the phone, Google acquires even more data. Google also correlates your Android data with your web surfing using its advertising networks – even “anonymous” data is correlated with actual individuals.

#Facebook to force Page owners to hand over verified phone number and address information

#Facebook to force Page owners to hand over verified phone number and address information

Facebook wants a phone number tied to any page with a “large audience”. Once Facebook has your phone number, then can use that as a unique identifier to cross link the data they collect with data collected by third party data aggregators that collect information about your offline purchases and more.