#Facebook logs everything about you, including much that you would never expect them to collect

In a document provided to Congress by Facebook we learn that Facebook is a massive spying operation recording everything about you, including the names of files on your device, data about other devices on your network or near to you (including from people who never gave Facebook permission), and records things you buy from other web sites (meaning, not on Facebook – see note)... literally, everything. Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly lies about the massive spy operation conducted by Facebook.

1. information from “computers, phones, connected TVs, and other web-connected devices,” as well as your “internet service provider or mobile operator”
2. “mouse movements” on your computer
3. “app and file names” (and the types of files) on your devices
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6. information “about other devices that are nearby or on their network”
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11. “purchases [users] make” on off-Facebook websites
12. contact information “such as an address book” and, for Android users, “call log or SMS log history” if synced, for finding “people they may know”

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14. “location of a photo or the date a file was created” through the file’s metadata
15. information through your device’s settings, such as “GPS location, camera, or photos
16. information about your “online and offline actions” and purchases from third-party data providers
17. “device IDs, and other identifiers, such as from games, apps or accounts users use

Source: Here Are 18 Things You Might Not Have Realized Facebook Tracks About You

Note

When I visit Amazon.com, a total of 25 “trackers” are invoked, including from DoubleClick, Yahoo, Advertising.com, Taboola, Adobe and many, many more.  A visit to Walmart indicates Facebook Custom Audiences are tracking us. Target shows Bing advertising tracking, Google tracking and many more in use.

“#Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Additional Data About Users’ Friends – WSJ”

This is separate from the apps that had access to friends of friends data such as those affiliated with Cambridge Analytica, and many others.

This is separate from the 60 hardware partners like Chinese phone maker Huawei, that were given access to private data on Facebook.

This is new – Facebook gave secret access to many additional partners too:

Facebook Inc. FB 0.49% struck customized data-sharing deals with a select group of companies, some of which had special access to user records well after the point in 2015 that the social-media giant has said it cut off all developers from that information, according to court documents, company officials and people familiar with the matter.

Source: Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Additional Data About Users’ Friends – WSJ

Facebook did announce this week that it has cut off Huawei’s data sharing agreement as of this week. But that is not relevant to anyone who has owned a Huawei product the past year or two or three. What happened to our data? Is the data sharing burned into the existing phone’s firmware – hence, ending the agreement is irrelevant?

Facebook has been reckless in its disregard for privacy and continues to steadily obfuscate its tall tales about how they have shared our private data with everyone on the planet – and presumably well beyond the planet, at this point.

Zuckerberg and Sandberg are liars.

‘Looks like #Zuckerberg lied to  Congress’ – Congressman #Facebook #DeleteFacebook

As I posted yesterday, it appears that Facebook executives have been routinely lying to everyone about their massive surveillance network and data sharing systems. Congress takes notice:

“This needs to be investigated and the people responsible need to be held accountable.”

Source: Dem lawmaker: ‘Looks like Zuckerberg lied to Congress’ | TheHill

The New York Times (see earlier post) found that Facebook had signed private agreements with 60 companies who made use of Facebook data. The New York Times demonstrated this by using a 2013 Blackberry device, and starting with a FB account having 550 friends, was able to gather personal data on 295,000 Facebook users.

#Facebook shared “friends” data with EVERYONE #Zuckerberg

Facebook has reached data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 device makers — including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Samsung — over the last decade, starting before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, company officials said.

…. Facebook allowed the device companies access to the data of users’ friends without their explicit consent, even after declaring that it would no longer share such information with outsiders. Some device makers could retrieve personal information even from users’ friends who believed they had barred any sharing, The New York Times found.

If true, will Facebook executives be going to jail?

It looks like Zuckerberg and Sandberg have been telling some large fibs to consumers and Congress.

#Facebook to build huge data center next to #NSA data center in Utah

Source: No surprise: Facebook to build data center in Eagle Mountain | Deseret News

The “most profitable social media company on the planet” will receive $150 million in tax breaks, just to start (with more after that – as in a total of $750 million dollars over 40 years because Facebook could not run their business without subsidies.)

From Google Maps, NSA Utah Data Center, at upper right. Facebook data center will be located on the south side of Eagle Mountain, UT, outlined in red line, at the bottom of this map.

The largest social media global surveillance company will operate its data center just down the road from the massive data center operated by the largest signals gathering intelligence operation in the government.

#Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps

Company gathered data from texts and photos of users and their friends, court case claims

Source: Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps | Technology | The Guardian

There is much more on these allegations here saying that Facebook executives, up to Zuckerberg, intentionally set up schemes to grab as much user data – including from their unsuspecting friends – as possible. This included reading the texts sent by friends, and accessing photos on your phone that were never uploaded to Facebook. Which is a massive invasion of privacy.

The lawsuit says Facebook intentionally leaked large quantities of personal data as an enticement to application developers, but once those apps became successful, FB then assessed large fees or required the purchase of FB ads. If the app developer did not or could not comply, FB destroyed the app developers’ businesses.

More importantly, the allegations in the lawsuit indicate that Facebook was well aware of the abuse of user data as far back as 2011, but encouraged it to continue.

If true, Facebook needs to be under investigation by law enforcement authorities.

The sole business of Facebook is global surveillance for the purpose of selling access to a global propaganda platform.

Wow – #Amazon devices record audio inside your home and send to random contacts #privacy #spying

Amazon has voiced activated Smart Home products that enable you to order items, control lights and so on, by voice. A woman in Portland found private conversations inside their home were recorded by the Amazon devices – and forwarded to someone in Seattle. Amazon has confirmed the behavior and has apologized.

The 21st century is turning out to be the century of global, 24 x 7 surveillance and the loss of all privacy.

Woman says her Amazon devices recorded privacy conversations, sent to random contact

At least 200 #Facebook apps may have been pilfering personal data from users

In other words, everyone stole everything?

Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Source: Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

Facebook’s public relations team did a remarkable job getting the media to focus on Cambridge Analytica – when the problem is Mark Zuckerburg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s business model itself.

Facebook is and always has been a global surveillance and propaganda platform.

#Facebook employees can secretly log in to any account on system-and they have #DeleteFacebook #Privacy

Their log in to your account is done in secret, and once logged in, they can access your private messages, photos, video and restricted posts.

Further, Facebook applies a double standard: if one FB employee accesses the account of another FB employee, then that employee is notified their account has been accessed. Ordinary users (the peons?) are not given a similar notification.

Source: Facebook has a backdoor to your account, and you’ll never know if it’s being used – BGR

#Facebook Uses AI to predict your future thoughts and actions, in order to control you #DeleteFacebook #Zuckerberg

Facebook is all about mind control, using what it knows about you – or what its algorithms think they know about you – to manipulate your actions:

Instead of merely offering advertisers the ability to target people based on demographics and consumer preferences, Facebook instead offers the ability to target them based on how they will behave, what they will buy, and what they will think. These capabilities are the fruits of a self-improving, artificial intelligence-powered prediction engine, first unveiled by Facebook in 2016 and dubbed “FBLearner Flow.”

Source: Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence to Predict Your Future Actions for Advertisers, Says Confidential Document

Facebook is dangerous for everyone to be using.