Facebook Tracks Ominously Specific Details About Your Life—FOREVER—Here’s How to See It

by Georges Abi-Heila via HackerNoon.com

Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below).

Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an ad-free stripped down version of Facebook that’s actually quite relaxing.

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As I’m trying to reduce my exposure to social networks, I decided to take a look at this info. By extrapolating the data of a single individual (me), I might be able to better apprehend the capabilities of the beast. In the end, it all comes down to what is tracked and what can be deduced from that.

We all gave up on privacy…

… we just don’t fully realise it.

Everything you expect is there: your profile, statuses, messages, friends, pokes (Tinder’s ancestor), photos, videos, comments, events. All of it in a 500mb zip file.

There’s a lot of material and you could sift it for hours. Most of the content is unsurprising but there are a few notable facts that are worth exploring.

  • Limitless data storage period

Quite simply, Facebook never deletes anything. Unfriended friends, past relationships, former employers, previous names, address book: you name it.

I created my account Friday, September 14, 2007 at 10:59am and all my actions have been recorded ever since. I feel that for the first time in history, 10 years of consistent human behavior have been meticulously gathered, stored & analysed.

  • Exhaustive photo metadata

Whenever you post a photo to Facebook, it keeps a record of all the data that’s attached to it. That seems quite obvious but I didn’t suspect it was so detailed. Have a look: Camera Maker, Model, Orientation, Exposure, F-Stop, ISO Speed, Focal Length, Latitude, Longitude & Upload IP Address

  • Abundant log-in & session data points

Every time you open Facebook, the time, location, IP address, browser & device have been recorded. If you’re part of the 1.4B people that use Facebook on a daily basis, they have enough data points to determine your everyday life patterns with great accuracy: home and work address, daily commute, wake up & bed time, travel duration & destination, etc.

  • Flawless facial recognition

Apparently, Facebook has 232 examples of what I look like.

How does it know? Well, every time you tag a photo, you’re adding to an enormous, user-driven wealth of knowledge and data. Everyday, billions of people are telling an algorithm what a human face looks like, from different angles, at different ages and in different light conditions.

The result? Facebook allegedly said that its image recognition models could recognise human faces with 98% accuracy & that it could identify a person in one picture out of 800 million in less than five seconds.

  • Detailed contact list

When you install Facebook’s app on your phone, you give it the right to see your contact list. Once that’s done, Facebook keeps ALL your contacts information forever.

There’s no sneaky move here: the opt-in process on your phone is actually pretty clear about that. But seeing the phone numbers, emails & addresses of everyone you know (or knew) listed on Facebook is a bit disturbing.

Get to know your advertiser

… because he surely knows you.

Facebook main revenue source are ads served by their powerful targeting engine using custom audiences built for advertisers.

Apparently 21 advertisers got access to my Facebook information:

Playstation seems to like me a lot.

The thing is, Facebook’s been purposely mysterious about what type of information they share with third parties. Despite numerous requests by users throughout the world, their response is systematically:

Advertisers do not give Facebook any users’ contact details. We only get such details in hashed form and they are, in any event, deleted within 48 hours. We are therefore not able to confirm what contact information an advertiser has for a particular user.

But looking at Facebook Business platform provides some details about what info is used in custom audiences targeting: email, phone number, first name, last name, city, state, country, date of birth, age & gender.

So Facebook has a lot of data about you & it shares it with a lot of advertisers: but why should you care?

“Bring the world closer…”

… to ads.

I used to think there was no real drawback in ceding a lot of personal data to a 3rd party. After all, I get a free service that’s pleasant to use & really helpful.

Eventually, I realised that the harm potential really depends on 2 factors: the intentions & means of action of the organisation that harvests your data.

Harm potential = money * financial KPI’s — regulatory pressure.

That’s where Facebook gets really frightening: it’s hugely powerful & its only objective is to maximise the time spent & interactions made with its platform (just look at its financial KPI’s).

Don’t be fooled by the “bring the world closer together” motto: if Facebook’s here, it’s only to make money by selling ads. And to do that, they must target — in the most precise manner — the highest possible amount of eyeballs.

The thing is, do we really care?

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/facebook-storing-private-personal-data/

Hackers stealing customers’ Spotify details via WhatsApp scam

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Spanish users of the messaging service reported receiving a WhatApp message purportedly containing a URL for a one-year free subscription to Spotify Premium, the ad-free version of the popular music streaming service.

After clicking the link, oblivious users were directed to a page bearing the Spotify logo, the service’s font as well as its green and black color scheme. There, they were asked a series of questions before being asked to log into the platform.

“The real risk of this attack is that these cybercriminals will sell all these accounts on the black market,” warns Luis Corrons, Technical Director of PandaLabs, the anti-malware service run by Spanish IT firm Panda Security.

It is not yet known how many people have been affected by the scheme. Spanish police issued a warning Wednesday. Writing on Twitter, the authorities said: “This is going on the playlist of the hottest scams.”

Corrons believes it is likely that the scam is being rolled out across many countries, requiring the page to be recreated in many different languages, but that scammers are using applications that provide imprecise translations. This makes the scam easier to spot.  

“Hackers who have developed this website have done so in many languages ​​to attack as many people as possible,” Corrons said. “For this, they will have used automatic translation tools, which often make certain inaccuracies difficult to locate for someone who is not native in a language.”

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READ MORE: 13 & under: Facebook launches Messenger for Kids

WhatsApp has recently moved to increase its security features. Earlier this week, WhatsAppen.com reported that the encrypted messaging service is working on new notifications for spam and chain messages. The proposed new feature, which is still in the testing phase, would notify users if a message they’ve received has been forwarded more than 25 times.  

Source Article from https://www.rt.com/news/417068-whatsapp-spotify-scam-spain/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

New book, ‘Rise and Kill First’ details Judaic penchant for state-sponsored murder

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#ReleaseTheMemo Goes Viral As America Demands To See Bombshell Details of The Secret FISA Warrant

While the entire legacy media is running a complete news blackout on this exploding scandal — now shaping up to be the most horrific political crime in the history of this nation — Americans are demanding federal officials #ReleaseTheMemo so that people can see for themselves what really happened.

The magnitude of this scandal is off the charts. It makes Watergate look like child’s play. According to numerous sources (see below), this scandal reveals how Obama, the DOJ, the FBI and the Clinton campaign all conspired to fabricate false “intel” to justify illegal spying on their political enemies (the Trump campaign). In other words, the U.S. intelligence community tried to steal an election but failed, and now they’re all about to be exposed (and go to jail).

As you might have expected, the entire corporate-run media system is refusing to report anything about this story. But independent reporters like Sara Carter (Circa News) have been relentlessly pursuing the truth, and Sean Hannity has led the way on publicizing the details even as the legacy media tries to keep Americans in the dark.

Tweet the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo to join the chorus of those demanding full transparency. Also trending now is #Obamagate, as this scandal goes all the way to the top of the corrupt Obama administration.

What follows here is a collection of shocking headlines on must-read stories that detail the astonishing scale and scope of this criminal conspiracy. Read up on this and you’ll know why the Democrats are screaming so loudly about the “government shutdown” as a pure distraction strategy. The Gateway Pundit is probably the No. 1 site covering all the breaking news in near real time.

GOP Lawmakers Shocked By House Intel Report Alleging Surveillance Abuse

‘SH*T IS ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN’: Ex-Secret Service Agent Warns ‘Devastating’ FISA Memo Set To ‘Expose’ Obama

The FBI might have used the Fusion GPS dossier to spy on Trump’s campaign

‘Worse Than Watergate’: ‘Shocking’ House Intel Memo Allegedly Reveals FISA Abuse by Senior DOJ and FBI Officials

Rep. Gaetz over FISA warrant/dossier scandal: ‘I believe people will GO TO JAIL’ (Video)

“I Can’t Believe They Did That!”: Rep. Ron DeSantis Stunned By FISA Memo, Reveals Its “Central Theme” (VIDEO)

GOP Rep Gaetz Calls on House to Release ‘Important Intelligence Document’ — Goes to ‘Very Foundations of Our Democracy,’ Involves FBI, DoJ and Trump

Rep. Mark Meadows UNLOADS On ‘Absolutely Shocking’ FISA Memo: I Thought This ‘Would Never Happen in a Country That Loves Freedom!’ (VIDEO)

HANNITY TELLS MUELLER: ‘YOUR WITCH HUNT IS NOW OVER’

Breaking: Rep. Gaetz: Memo Will Be Released Soon – Laws were Broken – Heads Will Roll in DOJ and FBI – #ReleaseTheMemo (VIDEO)

#ObamaGate – A Complete List of DOJ and FBI Corruptors and Criminals Destroying the US from Within

Dan Bongino – January 19, 2018: Ep. 637 Release the Memo Now

 

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Source Article from https://worldtruth.tv/releasethememo-goes-viral-as-america-demands-to-see-bombshell-details-of-the-secret-fisa-warrant/

#ReleaseTheMemo goes viral as America demands to see bombshell details of the secret FISA warrant… “s**t is about to hit the fan”

 

(Natural News) While the entire legacy media is running a complete news blackout on this exploding scandal — now shaping up to be the most horrific political crime in the history of this nation — Americans are demanding federal officials #ReleaseTheMemo so that people can see for themselves what really happened.

The magnitude of this scandal is off the charts. It makes Watergate look like child’s play. According to numerous sources (see below), this scandal reveals how Obama, the DOJ, the FBI and the Clinton campaign all conspired to fabricate false “intel” to justify illegal spying on their political enemies (the Trump campaign). In other words, the U.S. intelligence community tried to steal an election but failed, and now they’re all about to be exposed (and go to jail).

As you might have expected, the entire corporate-run media system is refusing to report anything about this story. But independent reporters like Sara Carter (Circa News) have been relentlessly pursuing the truth, and Sean Hannity has led the way on publicizing the details even as the legacy media tries to keep Americans in the dark.

Tweet the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo to join the chorus of those demanding full transparency. Also trending now is #Obamagate, as this scandal goes all the way to the top of the corrupt Obama administration.

What follows here is a collection of shocking headlines on must-read stories that detail the astonishing scale and scope of this criminal conspiracy. Read up on this and you’ll know why the Democrats are screaming so loudly about the “government shutdown” as a pure distraction strategy. The Gateway Pundit is probably the No. 1 site covering all the breaking news in near real time.

GOP Lawmakers Shocked By House Intel Report Alleging Surveillance Abuse

‘SH*T IS ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN’: Ex-Secret Service Agent Warns ‘Devastating’ FISA Memo Set To ‘Expose’ Obama

The FBI might have used the Fusion GPS dossier to spy on Trump’s campaign

‘Worse Than Watergate’: ‘Shocking’ House Intel Memo Allegedly Reveals FISA Abuse by Senior DOJ and FBI Officials

Rep. Gaetz over FISA warrant/dossier scandal: ‘I believe people will GO TO JAIL’ (Video)

“I Can’t Believe They Did That!”: Rep. Ron DeSantis Stunned By FISA Memo, Reveals Its “Central Theme” (VIDEO)

GOP Rep Gaetz Calls on House to Release ‘Important Intelligence Document’ — Goes to ‘Very Foundations of Our Democracy,’ Involves FBI, DoJ and Trump

Rep. Mark Meadows UNLOADS On ‘Absolutely Shocking’ FISA Memo: I Thought This ‘Would Never Happen in a Country That Loves Freedom!’ (VIDEO)

HANNITY TELLS MUELLER: ‘YOUR WITCH HUNT IS NOW OVER’

Breaking: Rep. Gaetz: Memo Will Be Released Soon – Laws were Broken – Heads Will Roll in DOJ and FBI – #ReleaseTheMemo (VIDEO)

#ObamaGate – A Complete List of DOJ and FBI Corruptors and Criminals Destroying the US from Within

Dan Bongino – January 19, 2018: Ep. 637 Release the Memo Now


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#ReleaseTheMemo goes viral as America demands to see bombshell details of the secret FISA warrant… "s**t is about to hit the fan"

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Re: Twitter user reveals new details about the arrest of 11 Saudi princes

Famous Saudi Twitter user ‘Mujtahidd’ revealed new details about the Saudi authorities’ arrest of 11 princes.

Mujtahidd said that the group of princes who were recently arrested are part of a larger group. He said likely that their arrests will exacerbate troubles within the royal family.

This was stated in several tweets Mujtahidd posted he explained that the princes who are currently detained have avoided visiting Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz because of his “mental state” and they have also avoided visiting Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman because he is “the enemy and the ruler”.

Read More: Saudi luxury Ritz-Carlton anti-corruption ‘prison’ hotel will cost $53 million

He added that they decided to go to the ruling palace in the Riyadh Region to meet Prince Faisal bin Bandar as he is one of the family seniors and the prince of the most important region in the Kingdom.

The chain of tweets read:

Here are some details about what happened at the ruling palace and led to the arrest of a large number of princes

A large number of princes called for action for the following reasons:

– Arrests and imprisonment in which princes were treated with cruelty and humiliation

– The media’s concentration on the arrested princes, their accusation of corruption, and their defamation

– Publicly insulting their prestige and the overpower of Turki Alsheikh and others on them

– Provoking the people in their religion and money, which opened the door to the collapse of the whole family

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According to Mujtahidd, the arrests occurred when a group of young princes sought to enter the Royal residence. However, they were forbidden from entering the royal residence when they sought an audience with Faisal bin Bandar, a senior member of the family. However, “Faisal bin Bandar’s immediate reaction was to contact bin Salman before allowing or refusing to let the princes  enter the royal residence. Thus, they started shouting at the door, and so, bin Salman sent a division of the Royal Guard and arrested them all.”

They never thought that Prince Faisal bin Bandar was a coward who fears of bin Salman and it is impossible for him to make any action without his permission

Mujtahidd said.

He added “In order not to give them the credibility, bin Salman has made up the story about the arrested princes.”

Media sources said that the Saudi princes gathered to object to new rules that would demand princes pay for electricity and water and to claim the financial compensation.

Saudi media stated that the royal guard arrested 11 princes who gathered at the ruling palace in Riyadh. They were held in Al-Ha’ir prison in preparation for their trial amid conflicting reports about the reasons for their arrest.

Read More: Twitter user reveals new details about the arrest of 11 Saudi princes

The sources indicated that the directives are clear and confirm that all are equal before the law and he who did not implement the regulations and instructions will be held accountable whoever he was.

On the other hand, Saudi activists questioned through social media websites the reasons given by the authorities to arrest the princes, and said that the gathering was an objection to a campaign of arrests of their relative princes, and the  intentional discarding of former Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef.

According to the Associated Press , Al-Ha’ir prison is run by the Intelligence services and is subject to strict security measures; while among its inmates there are criminals, militants, and combatants from Al Qaeda.



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Immigration and Customs Enforcement accused of hiding details of prison locations to hide reliance on contractors

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement, working at the epicenter of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration, has released incomplete data on its detention facilities that muddies the costs and the agency’s reliance on private contractors, according to critics at two nonprofits.

The Detention Watch Network and the Center for Constitutional Rights, following years of litigation and Freedom of Information Act requests, in late November released a previously unpublished spreadsheet of 201 ICE facilities. They have housed, on average this year, 35,929 people, 73 percent of them in facilities run by contractors, the groups said.

ICE has long had a map of facilities on its website, but “they’re only pretending to give the full list,” Mary Small, policy director for the Detention Watch Network, told Government Executive. She said the ICE website map shows 112 locations and is out of date, while the July 2017 spreadsheet reveals 201, along with other key information on which ICE has not been transparent, in her view.

To the critics of ICE, the new numbers suggest that ICE has been “unconcerned with congressional oversight” and has offered questionable claims to lawmakers in charge of funding that its costs per detention bed are increasing. The nonprofits’ analysis also criticizes ICE’s signing of new contracts with private corrections companies that are “inconsistent” and “sloppy” in ways that allow conditions that can endanger detainees, such as providing unhealthy food and sanitation.

A recent Homeland Security Department inspector general’s report highlighted some of the health and safety issues.

The advocacy groups, which work to enforce the rights and safety of undocumented immigrants, argue that private contracts, many with no expiration dates, create “perverse financial incentives” that give local law enforcement “control over who enters the immigration enforcement pipeline,” and since that same law enforcement entity stands to make money per person per day through the detention contract, the approach “incentivizes large-scale racial profiling.”

The long-standing lawsuit stemmed from the group’s desire to examine unredacted contracts and other documents to evaluate ICE’s compliance with bed-cost mandates at its facilities.

Asked to respond, an ICE spokeswoman emailed Government Executive this statement: “ICE’s detention facilities are subject to a rigorous, multi-layered inspections and oversight program, which includes annual inspections and on-site monitors overseen by ICE’s Custody Management Division and targeted reviews administered by ICE’s Office of Detention Oversight.”

Citing oversight from Congress, IGs and the Government Accountability Office, ICE added, “To ensure the safety and well-being of those in our custody, ICE works regularly with contracted consultants and a variety of internal and external stakeholders to review and improve detention conditions at ICE facilities.”

Funding increases requested for fiscal 2018 are directly related to ICE’s new responsibilities under President Trump’s executive orders, implementation of which “has already resulted in significant increases in ICE interior arrests,” said the statement, which did not address the transparency issues. “ICE’s detention costs include more than the daily bed-rate. Detention funding must also cover the total cost of detention which includes items such as medical care, detention beds, labor costs and overhead.”

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