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Do you use social media?

Yes 5 31.25%
 
Yes, but only with some privacy techniques 3 18.75%
 
No 8 50.00%
 
Total:16

Do not use fb on your smartphone, they suck up all your information...

 

Last edited by numberwang - on 23 March 2018

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Zuck in 2009:

'You won't sell it [the data]?'

'No, of course not'

'To be clear you are not going to sell or share any of the information on facebook?'

'We are not going to share people's information... the privacy controls on fb are really unparalleled'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GuHVZx4OwU

 

Read it quick before mods lock this thread too.



If you wanna REALLY be safe on the internet you would have to take some uncomfortable measures,to the point to not be doable for everyone.Just make sure you don't share nothing to expository on social media and maybe pay for a email service.



I think Twitter is the only real social media I use. I don't use my real name there and in fact, I don't think my real name and Twitter account are either easily or even at all connectable. Beyond that, I use Firefox's tracking protection and I block ads, which ought to take care of the majority of the remaining cases - not that I really expect Twitter to be there among the worst offenders though. Oh, and I use an unofficial Twitter client on my phone, which ought to help (at least as far as Twitter itself getting my data is concerned).

Oh, and one form of social media I've stayed really far away on purpose is Disqus. Not using it is really annoying because it's everywhere, but at the same time, it being everywhere, on tons of different kinds of sites, make me really not trust it privacy-wise.

Last edited by Zkuq - on 28 March 2018

I personally hate social media. My ex wife had to make me a MySpace 10 years ago since I didn’t want one. I have a Facebook now but I barely do anything with it.

No other accounts beyond that.



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I do, mostly to talk to my girl and keep track on used games (currently keeping an eye on N64's to see if I get one after I get GoW's platinum)



I... honestly don't care about my data privacy that much. These things aren't processed by people, but machines. The worst that'll happen is that I get targeted advertisement. And, why not, if I'm getting ads, anyways.

If that contributes to make free services of higher quality, so be it.



Bet with PeH: 

I win if Arms sells over 700 000 units worldwide by the end of 2017.

Bet with WagnerPaiva:

 

I win if Emmanuel Macron wins the french presidential election May 7th 2017.

Yes but you would have to be dumb to share some sensitive information on the internet.



    

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