• @[email protected]
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    1568 months ago

    If you believe Facebook will stop abusing your privacy if you pay them, I have a bridge to sell you…

  • @[email protected]
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    618 months ago

    Here’s a tip that costs less than $10/month - if you want privacy, just don’t go on Facebook!

    • qupada
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      258 months ago

      T’ain’t enough. Gotta block everything they do, everywhere on the internet.

      As someone so eloquently put it: you might not have a facebook profile, but facebook has a you profile.

      If you’ve ever seen a “share on facebook” button on another website, they’ve been watching you.

        • @[email protected]
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          This has to be illegal. And if it’s not, it should be. There was a good excuse for a while: the internet is too new for regulations to be in place yet. Well we are well past that, but too many people are making money off of them still not being in place. Fuck.

          • Em Adespoton
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            I know for a fact that I have at least 3 different shadow profiles about me being bought and sold on the Internet. They all have different inaccurate information about me. Because I don’t have a direct relationship with the brokers, any attempt by me to correct or remove one of the profiles would just result in yet another profile.

            We need global legislation to make it illegal to hold PII on an individual without notifying them of the fact annually. Failure to do so would have GDPR level consequences.

          • @[email protected]
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            58 months ago

            While Europe may seem to care about privacy, good luck in the states. If you think US regulators care, well, bridges are a hot commodity in this thread and I’ve got em

          • RandoCalrandian
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            You’ll have to outbid cuckerberg for enough corrupt politicians to do that, and he has a 15 year head start

      • @[email protected]
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        98 months ago

        But people pay thousands for cars and still end up the product. I don’t think paying guarantees privacy anymore and if anything is an outdated concept that gives people a false sense of security if they still buy into it. Data collection is the rage now.

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        Except they’re being tricked into believing they’re paying for privacy, when they’re actually paying for an ad not to be displayed. All the privacy-hostile tracking that went into selecting the ad will still take place but you’re $10 worse off.

  • @Mostly_Gristle
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    Is it just me or is this article written under the false assumption that Facebook not serving you ads is somehow the same as Facebook not collecting your data? Because just yesterday I read an article about Costco being in trouble for allowing Facebook’s tracking pixel to collect their customers’ HIPPA-protected medical information through their pharmacy’s web interface. I can’t imagine that serving ads or not serving ads is going to stop Facebook from collecting and exploiting all the personal data it possibly can. Paying to opt out of seeing ads seems like it would, at best, just make Facebook’s data mining less visible.

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    I don’t even use Facebook. In this case, I’m not even receiving any services from them, so they should so stop spying on me. If their answer is “pay us $10/month anyway,” which it seems to be then Facebook is more of a protection racket than a legitimate business.

  • Rufus Q. Bodine III
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    For $10/mo, you dont see ads while we track everything you do on the internet.
    Whats privacy got to do with it?

  • SokathHisEyesOpen
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    There’s no fucking way. They’ll take your $10 and still sell all your shit.

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      Removed by mod

  • @DirkMcCallahan
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    And you’d better believe that they’ll have twice-a-year price hikes, Netflix-style.

    • @wreckedcarzz
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      They gotta pump up those numbers, those are rookie numbers

  • @[email protected]
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    And of course the “expert” quoted in favor of giving everything to Facebook is a Washington DC lobbyist.

    • @subtext
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      I don’t understand why everything seems to always require “both sides” in reporting. Some things should be written with an obvious slant and not try to walk it back with a BS quote from the other side.

  • Gazumi
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    Not a FB user, yet my firewall and DNS filters at home and on my devices stop a LOT of FBs continual monitoring and profiling. $10/month to stop ads suggests a price to be paid to me and everyone else for using our data, OR they need to let us have an easy way to opt out

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    48 months ago

    Well, getting an extra 10$ each month sounds nice but it’s really not remotely enough to make me use Facebook.