Facebook, Twitter, 16 Others Sued for Alleged Privacy Issues

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supall

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Those people should set up donation site to fund the lawsuit. Get some real lawyers in there that can make a case.
 

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Data collection is nothing new. If you truly believe that you can go to a free website (FB, Twitter, etc) and not have data collected then you need to wake up. Websites cannot operate if they do not bring in some form of income. Generally this is in the form of data collection and selling of data. Even if you do pay for your online support/services the companies will most likely collect data so they can more effectively tailor their products to the subscribers. I know people want their privacy but there is no way you can attain that especially if you use the internet. Traffic cameras, ATM's, websites, automatic door openers etc etc all collect data on you whether you know it or like it.
 

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Little chance of winning this one. And why only this specific list of companies when other big companies are doing the same thing - collecting data from their subscribers to access some specific services being offered.
 

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oh yay, another comment where i will be downvoted.

you don't like having data collected, dont use those services, and further more dont use the internet.

i dont use origin from ea because of its spyware like practices, and because its not steam.
i dont use facebook because i dont care about it, want to talk to people, use email

but thats not what i hate about these people who "want their privacy"

what i hate is how they are so up their own... well cant say next word... that they cant see that the internet isnt free, but some how to the end user it is free in many places.

take something like an mmo for example. a single server (dont know how big the world servers are but server means world server in this context) holds 5000 people comfortably at most, and those people pay about 15$ a month coming to about 75000$

yet look at places on the internet that get more traffic than an mmo could ever hope for, and they all are somehow free.

they sell ad space (o god i saw an ad, world over... hate these people too) they sell infromation on their user base (im almost willing to bet money toms does, like selling the infromation on what articles are read the most and comments the most to get better demographics for ads) all to help fund the business.

do i want privacy, yes.
all i want is what i do online to not effect my real world life.
i dont want to get real mail thats linked to the porn that i look at.
i dont want real phone calls over something i worte online that triggered an automated call list.

thats all i want.
 

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[citation][nom]alidan[/nom]oh yay, another comment where i will be downvoted.you don't like having data collected, dont use those services[/citation]

I agree with you.

The problem however lies in where the organization doesn't inform the user. Remember when Facebook changed it so it would allow them to own anything you uploaded without letting everyone know? Or how about what the article mentions about opting out instead of in? That's shady and that's what the problem is.

When you have something going through your phone without your knowledge (because the damn thing didn't inform you) that's a major issue and needs to be addressed.
 

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[citation][nom]gilbertfh[/nom]Data collection is nothing new. If you truly believe that you can go to a free website (FB, Twitter, etc) and not have data collected then you need to wake up. Websites cannot operate if they do not bring in some form of income. Generally this is in the form of data collection and selling of data. Even if you do pay for your online support/services the companies will most likely collect data so they can more effectively tailor their products to the subscribers. I know people want their privacy but there is no way you can attain that especially if you use the internet. Traffic cameras, ATM's, websites, automatic door openers etc etc all collect data on you whether you know it or like it.[/citation]
You make some good points, but you seem to miss something. Collecting data is one thing, copying someone's private information such as their contact list, is a complete invasion of privacy. I don't care if a site wants to collect web browsing data. That's been happening for more than a decade. But, when an app goes so far as to copy your contact list, the company that produces said app needs to be subjected to a business ending lawsuit. Apps that collect personally identifiable information, or private information are classified as spyware. Companies that willfully produce and distribute spyware, should be shutdown.
 

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[citation][nom]aftcomet[/nom]I agree with you.The problem however lies in where the organization doesn't inform the user. Remember when Facebook changed it so it would allow them to own anything you uploaded without letting everyone know? Or how about what the article mentions about opting out instead of in? That's shady and that's what the problem is. When you have something going through your phone without your knowledge (because the damn thing didn't inform you) that's a major issue and needs to be addressed.[/citation]

as far as im concerned anything i post online, if it isnt watermarked, or otherwise copyrighted in the image, i assume someone will use it some way, and that its not private. i just assume that everything i do is being monitored 24/7, and that if i can be screwed over by a company i will.


 
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